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Christmas sales are in the bag

The Dormen Food Company Launches Two Special Edition Christmas Blends to Get Christmas Sales Off to a Cracking Start. Dormen has created two special Christmas blends that provide a unique combination of fruit, nuts and chocolate with an infusion of Christmas. The first, Seasonal Fruit, Nut & Chocolate, brings together orange flavoured cranberries, golden raisins, whole sweet and sour cherries, baked cashew [...]

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    Greene King’s Very Special India Pale Ale

Greene King’s Very Special India Pale Ale

As our love affair with curry hits a 200-year landmark, Greene King’s brewers have launched a beer that celebrates Britain’s rich cultural association with India. Very Special India Pale Ale has been launched as a tribute to the original India Pale Ales (IPA’s) shipped out to India at the height of 19th century trading relations. It comes as the UK marks [...]

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Asda appoints Simon King as chief operating officer

Asda today announced that Simon King will join the business as its new chief operating officer in January 2011. King is currently the chief executive of supermarket and hypermarket operator Panda Retail, a subsidiary of The Savola Group, based in Saudi Arabia. Until 2009 he was CEO of Tesco Kipa in Turkey and has had a “long and successful” retail career with [...]

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Landmark Wholesale outlines its Retail Development Programme

Landmark Wholesale’s recent Lifestyle Express Supplier Briefing was a success with outstanding attendance from suppliers across the industry. Over 200 delegates representing suppliers across all categories attended the annual event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, where the Landmark Wholesale team outlined plans for its Retail Development Programme, Lifestyle Express for the next 12 months. The Symbol Group for Independents is going [...]

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Booths launch new poppy eco-friendly bags for Poppy Appeal

Booths has joined forces with The Royal British Legion to become the first supermarket to stock a special eco-friendly ‘poppy bag’ to help raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal. The colourful reusable jute bags are each adorned with a sea of red poppies. A total of £1 from the sale of each £2.50 bag will go to the Poppy Appeal which raises [...]

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Morrisons to hire and train 1,000 homeless people

Morrisons is to train homeless people as fishmongers, butchers and bakers after the supermarket chain pledged to give 1,000 jobs to people who used to live on the street, according to the Daily Telegraph. Under its new initiative, in partnership with Create - a not-for-profit company - and the Salvation Army, the retailer will train its homeless staff in traditional food [...]

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RSA welcomes increased Post Office funding

The Government has announced £1.3bn of funding over the next four years to maintain and modernise the Post Office network, more than double the subsidy paid to the Post Office for the past two years. It will shortly publish a policy statement giving further detail on how it plans to secure the Post Office's long term future - including plans for [...]

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Bartuf secures new contract with Nisa-Today’s

Bartuf Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of retail display systems, has secured a new two and a half year contract with Nisa-Today’s. Nisa-Today’s is the UK’s leading member-owned organisation, providing benefits to independent retailers and wholesalers in food and drink across the UK (including Northern Ireland), the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. Bartuf has worked with Nisa-Today’s for [...]

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Bicester becomes the 500th Fairtrade Town

The town of Bicester in Oxfordshire has become the UK’s 500th Fairtrade Town and joins a growing international Fairtrade Towns movement which now spans 19 countries and unites capital cities such as Rome, Brussels, Paris and London with small market towns and remote Scottish Islands. A group of 14 Fairtrade supporters in Bicester have been working for the last four years [...]

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