McCain Foods, the frozen foods brand, has relaunched its consumer website, mccainitsallgood.co.uk. According to the company, the new site is designed to support McCain’s eCRM strategy, which is reported to have increased average purchase frequency by more than 3% and
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Belgian chocolate brand Guylian has relaunched its website and is inviting consumers to design a new look for the packaging of its chocolate sea shells box. According to Guylian, the new website is designed to create a more interactive chocolate
What on Earth, an award-winning organic food manufacturer, has launched a limited edition, organic pizza designed by and named after the winner of a Facebook competition. The Organic Primavera Lilley, which is topped with goats’ cheese, spinach, pine nuts, onion
SHS Group, one of UK and Ireland’s largest fmcg holding companies, has bought a majority shareholding in Bottlegreen, the UK’s premium adult soft drinks business. The addition of the Gloucestershire-based firm, for an undisclosed figure, grants SHS Group access to the
Renshaw, a leading manufacturer of cake coverings, fillings and toppings, is launching a range of branded consumer products. The company, which has supplied the bakery trade for over 100 years, has invested £500,000 to develop the range and is introducing
Fairtrade nut company Liberation Foods is adding peanut butter to its range of Harry’s Nuts Fairtrade nutty products, which feature the comedian Harry Hill. The new Fairtrade Crunchy Peanut Butter will be listed in 190 Sainsbury’s stores from June 2011.
Old Spice, the iconic male toiletries brand, will feature in a five-month advertising and marketing campaign featuring an award-winning TV commercial. Launching on 22 May 2011, the campaign will feature the brand’s new look and a new variant and is
The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) said it welcomes today’s (27 April) publication by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) of a revised strategy to combat the illicit tobacco trade. Since the Tackling Tobacco Smuggling (TTS) strategy
Wadworth is to relaunch its entry level beer, Horizon. The revamp will see the golden ale transferred to a new flint bottle to improve visibility, while new labeling will highlight the heritage of the brand as well as provide tasting
New raisin product brand, Gorilla Boogers, is to sponsor a fancy dress fun run – the Great Gorilla Run, which takes place in London on 24 September 2011. The Great Gorilla Run was set up in 2003 and sees thousands
Michael Ranglin says he has four places he can call home, although maybe not permanently. They are Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada and the UK. Currently, as managing director of Caribbean food company Grace Foods, he’s ensconced in Welwyn Garden City in
Global FMCG company, Unilever, has appointed integrated marketing and technology company, Amaze, to develop its online presence worldwide. The brief includes the support of 68 web sites across 104 countries and building a consistent global digital presence for the corporation.
The increase in tobacco duty rates by 2% above inflation announced in today’s Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne shows a lack of joined up thinking, according to the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA). Christopher Ogden, chief executive of
Wensleydale Dairy Products, a leading cheese producer, and one of HSBC’s 2010 Business Thinking Yorkshire and the North East winners, is urging companies across the region to enter Business Thinking – an initiative from the bank, which provides funding and
The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has called for the Government to resist increasing tax on tobacco in the Budget on Wednesday (23 March 2011), claiming it could drive illicit sales. TMA chief executive Christopher Ogden said: “The refreshed Tackling Tobacco
Thatchers Cider, the independent cider producer and one of HSBC’s 2010 Business Thinking South West winners, is urging companies across the region to enter Business Thinking – an initiative from the bank, which provides funding and rewards top business thinkers.
Premium dessert manufacturer rhokett, set up with the support of Michelin Star chef Gary Rhodes, has secured funding to expand production and won a contract from Marks & Spencer. The company has invested in new factory space in Hawkhurst, Kent;
Retail Times editor, Fiona Briggs, reveals her top 21 finds at IFE 2011 at Excel, London, 13-16 March 2011 1. Jamie Oliver goes global UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has an expanding international reputation and is growing exports
Pop stars Chris Taylor, Solange Knowles and Twin Shadow have teamed up with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and its NGO partners in Africa to release an exclusive donate to download fundraising music track and video. The artists have written and
Porridge oat bar brand Stoats is exhibiting in the health and wellbeing section at IFE in London next week, 13-16 March 2011; and will feature in Mintel’s Future Trends Theatre, part of the Fresh Ideas section of the show. The
Tobacco displays will be banned in England from 2012 in large stores and 2015 in smaller shops in a bid to drive down smoking. The Government has delayed the implementation of the ban, which was due to commence in October
Costa, part of the Whitbread group, has bought Coffee Nation, the UK market leader in self-serve gourmet coffee, for £59.5m. It plans to launch a new brand, Costa Express, to target the self-serve coffee bar sector. Coffee Nation provides gourmet
Cherrygood, the cherry juice drink, claims new research shows the juice can help reduce muscle damage caused by exercise. Research from London South Bank University showed after drinking cherry juice, athletes returned to 90% of normal muscle force in 24
Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the leading British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, has gained a top 20 place in the latest Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100, up from 47 last year. The league table ranks Britain’s
Fresh soup and pasta sauce brand Glorious!, has picked up a Gold Award at The Grocer Food & Drink Awards for its Diablo Sundried Tomato & Chilli pasta sauce, beating brands like Dolmio and Discovery in the cooking sauces/condiment category.