BP is to acquire US oil giant Amoco for 68bn in a deal which, if it goes ahead, will make it one of the top three global oil companies alongside Royal Dutch/ Shell and Exxon.

Sam Chisholm, former chief executive of BSkyB, has joined football club Tottenham Hotspur as a non-executive director.

Tandy, the electrical retailer, is testing a small shop format called Tandy Express at Granada motorway service stations, selling portable electrical goods, mobile phones, electronic toys and accessories.

Lloyds TSB brands director Chris Moss is to join satellite and mobile telephone company ICO Global Comm unications to spearhead its worldwide marketing drive. The company is also putting its worldwide advertising account up for pitch.

Matthew Clark Brands is to launch Stone’s Cream Liqueur, a blend of ginger wine with cream, backed by a 1m promotional push.

Alpha Telecom, in association with the London Transport Museum, is to launch a series of prepaid phonecards branded with the London Underground logo.

The British Retail Consortium July Retail Sales Monitor reports the three month moving average for retail sales growth slowed to 1.6 per cent from 2.9 per cent last quarter.

Save The Children is launching its biggest door-drop this month to 13 million homes. It is handled by The Production House.

Vodafone Retail has launched a new service, Scoreline, to send customers half- and full-time football results by phone.

Apple Computer is to launch its new Internet computer, iMac, in the UK on September 5.

Adams will launch Clorets Powerful Mints, to challenge Smints, Frisk and Polo Supermint in the ‘intense’ mints sector.

United Airlines has appointed former general manager for Singapore Brandon O’Reilly as general manager for the United Kingdom. He replaces Mark Schwab, who has joined US Airways.

Eurostar is collaborating with United Airlines and hotel groups Forte Hotels and Best Western in a frequent traveller programme.

Sony is reported to be planning a branding drive called the Millennium Project, to present a unified image for the year 2000.

The National Trust has received sponsorship from Saga Group for new facilities at the White Cliffs of Dover.

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