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Own Label Food and Drink NPD Overtook Branded For the First Time in 2011

    Own Label Food and Drink NPD Overtook Branded For the First Time in 2011

Latest research from Mintel reveals that for the first time, in 2011, the proportion of own label new product development (NPD) overtook branded in the UK. Historically, the proportion of

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Cost Reduction Programme on Track at Dairy Crest

    Cost Reduction Programme on Track at Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest’s cost reduction programme is on track to deliver annual savings in line with the £20 million target set at the start of its financial year year. These savings

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PepsiCo Extends $1 Billion Dollar Brands Portfolio

    PepsiCo Extends $1 Billion Dollar Brands Portfolio

PepsiCo has expanding its portfolio of brands, which each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales, to 22 with the recent addition of Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk and

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Premier Foods to Cut 600 Jobs as it Doubles Cost Reduction Target

    Premier Foods to Cut 600 Jobs as it Doubles Cost Reduction Target

Premier Foods expects to more than double the original £20 million cost reduction target, set last year, to over £40 million by 2013 by creating a stronger and more efficient

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Tangerine Confectionery Expands Brands Portfolio

    Tangerine Confectionery Expands Brands Portfolio

Tangerine Confectionery, the largest UK-owned sugar confectionery and popcorn manufacturer, has acquired the Wham and Highland Toffee brands from Millar McCowan, which recently entered administration. The acquisition of both brands

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Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

    Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

The global market share of private/own label food products is set to double from the current 25% to 50% in 2025. However, A-brands will retain their importance for retailers to

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Continued Recovery at Pernod Ricard as Full Year Targets Raised

    Continued Recovery at Pernod Ricard as Full Year Targets Raised

Benefiting from an improvement in the global economic environment and favourable currency factors, Pernod Ricard has achieved strong sales and profit growth in the first half ended December 31st last.

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Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

    Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

Premier Foods has agreed to sell its East Anglian canned grocery operations to Princes for £182m. The sale is in line with Premier’s strategy of reducing debt and follows the

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Heineken Sponsors London Olympics 2012

    Heineken Sponsors London Olympics 2012

Heineken UK has been appointed as official lager supplier and sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games As part of the deal, the company’s flagship premium beer, Heineken will be

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How Brands Can be Successful in 2011

    How Brands Can be Successful in 2011

2011 can be a profitable year for consumer packaged goods brands but they must learn from 2010’s successes and failures. Research by Datamonitor identifies these successes and failures and the

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Diageo Opens First Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery of Scale in Over 30 Years

    Diageo Opens First Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery of Scale in Over 30 Years

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, has opened the doors of its new £40 million distillery in Speyside, Scotland. The Roseisle distillery is the first malt distillery of scale

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Coca-Cola Retains Position as World’s Most Valuable Brand

    Coca-Cola Retains Position as World’s Most Valuable Brand

Coca-Cola has retained its leadership of Interbrand’s 11th annual ranking of the ‘Best Global Brands’ beating off competition from the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Google. This is the eleventh

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Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

    Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

Unilever is acquiring EVGA’s Greek ice cream brands (including Scandal, Variete and Karabola) and distribution network for an undisclosed amount. EVGA, which helped pioneer the Greek ice cream industry, will

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Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

    Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits and wine group, has reported a 1% increase in net profit to Eur951m on net sales down 2% to Eur7.08b for the 2009/10

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Strong Showing From Heineken

    Strong Showing From Heineken

Global brewer Heineken has produced a strong first half performance but remains cautious on the development of beer consumption in Europe and the US due to continued weak consumer spending

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Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

    Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

2009 was not a good year for multinational spirits companies. Euromonitor International’s ‘2010 Millionaires’ ranking saw total volumes of international brands on the list fall by 5% while domestic/local brands

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Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

    Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has increased operating profit by £40m to £67m for the six months to 30th June 2010 following the completion of exceptional integration

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Pernod Ricard Reorganises Premium Wine and International Vodka Businesses

    Pernod Ricard Reorganises Premium Wine and International Vodka Businesses

Global wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard has reorganised its premium wines and vodka businesses. A new brand company called Premium Wine Brands has been created which is responsible for

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Solid Start to the Year by Dairy Crest

    Solid Start to the Year by Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest has reported that it has started the year well and trading in the first quarter has been in line with expectations, as the UK dairy group continues to

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One in Four UK Consumers Rarely Visit the Frozen Food Aisle

A YouGov SixthSense report into the chilled and frozen foods market reveals that 27% of UK adults rarely visit the frozen food aisle. The report also shows that a considerable

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