Woolworths has apologised to Scottish football supporters for omitting any of the team’s merchandise in its summer catalogue. The chain has 70 stores in Scotland.
Asda has announced plans to open 60 hot and cold food eat-in or takeaway restaurants in new and existing stores. The first will open in Canterbury next month.
Proton Cars has appointed Darren Payne to the new position of head of sales and marketing. He comes from Rolls Royce, where he was international sales director.
Diesel, the Italian fashion label, has appointed Conran Design and Sisman Design New York to develop a new retail design strategy.
DJPA Strategic Design has redesigned the packaging for Coca-Cola’s Five Alive brand.
SmithKline Beecham has appointed John Clarke as chairman of consumer healthcare Europe. He replaces Peter Jensen, who becomes president of worldwide supply operations. Clarke was formerly general manager and vice-president nutritional healthcare, UK & Ireland.
Vodafone Corporate is launching its first direct mail campaign on June 22. The ‘Imagine’ mailshot, created by Giro, promotes the variety of corporate business services available as ‘one-stop solutions’.
Nikon is launching a 1.5m national press campaign this week to promote its Advanced Photo System Nuvis camera and the Coolpix 900 digital camera. The ads (right), by Lands-down Conquest, use the strapline ‘Life’s clearer through a Nikon lens’.
Polo Ralph Lauren has appointed Paddy Byng to the new position of vice-president of European licensing. He comes from Piaggio, the manufacturer of Vespa motor scooters, where he was worldwide director of advertising.
One-2-One has announced an international calls ‘roaming’ partnership with France Telecom, which will extend its coverage to all three of the French mobile phone operators.
Cellnet’s new pre-payment service EasyLife, which uses Philips’ Diga handset, will be the first of the mobile pre-pay packages to automatically inform users how much credit they have left.
Master Foods is launching a 5m national TV campaign for its wet sauce range extensions, Dolmio Delizioso and Uncle Ben’s 2 Step Fry & Stir sauces.