First Drinks Brands is taking over the marketing and distribution of Grant’s Family Reserve whisky from Allied Domecq and promises to revitalise the brand.

Barclays is to launch Barclays.net, a free Internet service from mid-April, which will combine unlimited Internet access, online banking and stockbroking services…

…Oftel has proposed that Internet sites supported by advertising and sales be priced below the current local call rate.

McVitie’s is extending its Carr brand, known for Table Water biscuits, by launching Carr’s Melts and Carr’s Cheese Melts.

HP Foods has extended its All Day Breakfast brand, a breakfast in a can, to include a meat-free version.

Nitya, the French womenswear chain, opens its first UK shop on London’s Bond Street on March 23.

The Cancer Research Campaign has appointed Claire Mallinson, former assistant director of marketing at Scope, as director of fundraising.

Wella is spending 2.6m in a TV advertising campaign for Shockwaves hair styling products.

Phostrogen, the pharmaceuticals company, launches a 500,000 press and outdoor campaign at the end of the month for its gardening products.

Liberty has launched a storecard through Creation Financial Services, which was formerly called SearsCard.

Scrumpy Jack is launching a new cream and gold packaging design to coincide with its sponsorship of the England cricket team and the Cricket World Cup in May.

Lufthansa has appointed Anthony Varela as marketing manager in charge of UK and Ireland markets.

Jewson, the UK’s largest builders merchants, is launching a 3m TV campaign by J Walter Thompson on March 19.

Whiskas has used video montage of cats across the country, who reacted to its first TV commercial specially created for cats, in a 30-second ad which broke this week.

Pedigree Masterfoods has launched a range of Potato Gratins sauces for potato bakes under the Uncle Ben’s brand.

PPP Healthcare has launched its www.ppphealthcare.co.uk and www.ppphealthcare.com. Websites providing access to health, policy and sales information.

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