18 March 2004

M&S marketer seeks transfer from &More

The head of loyalty for Marks & Spencer’s new &More credit card, Nick Penny, is to move to another position within the retailer just months after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asked the chain to make changes to the marketing of its card.

Nestlé plans assault on Masterfoods

Nestlé Rowntree is gearing up to take on Masterfoods-owned Skittles with the launch of fruit-flavoured Smarties. The product will be the first chocolate-free extension to the 67-year-old brand.

Camelot pays out in Hotpicks name case

National Lottery operator Camelot has been forced to pay “millions of pounds” in damages in order to settle the long-running legal battle over its Hotpicks game with rival Inter Lotto, just days before the case was due in the High Court. Inter Lotto says Camelot infringed its Hotpicks trademark with the launch of the National […]

M&S marketer seeks transfer from &More

The head of loyalty for Marks & Spencer’s new &More credit card, Nick Penny, is to move to another position within the retailer just months after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asked the chain to make changes to the marketing of its card.

Everton FC starts hunt for sponsor

Everton Football Club is searching for a shirt sponsor following the withdrawal of Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Kejian from contract renewal negotiations. Kejian was a surprise sponsor for Everton when the state-owned phone maker signed up to a &£1m-a-year deal in 2002, as the company does not compete in the UK market (MW August 1, […]

Lee Cooper to enter US retail market

Denim brand Lee Cooper is to make its US debut this summer as part of a major expansion of the UK-based brand. The jeanswear company is in talks with US business partners and is hoping to have its products in a number of major department stores by the end of the year. The brand is […]

Atkins chocolate bars to appear in UK

Atkins Nutritionals, the food manufacturing arm of the Atkins diet business, is launching a range of low-carbohydrate chocolate bars for followers of the diet. Atkins Endulge will be available in branches of Boots from the end of April. There are six bars in the Atkins Endulge range, including chocolate and crisp, chocolate and caramel wafer […]

Sales of the new Golf are in no way below par

I would like to counter some of the points made in John Stones’ article on mass-market car makers (MW February 19). The Golf Mk V was launched in the UK on January 30 to enormous critical acclaim from motoring experts, culminating in What Car? magazine’s Car of the Year 2004 award. Orders at Volkswagen retailers […]

Uncomfortable silences

Consumers are tired of silent calls – they are signing up to the TPS in huge numbers, and legislation looms. Jo-Anne Flack looks at the causes of the problem, and what can be done to solve it

Latest from Marketing Week