Laboratoires Innéov, the “functional foods” venture formed by L’Oréal and Nestlé (MW June 27, 2002), is gearing up to launch its first product across Europe.
Xbox European marketing director Neil Thompson has been promoted to director of Microsoft’s home and entertainment division for the whole of Central and Southern Europe. Microsoft has split up its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division – leading to the creation of the new Central and Southern Europe region – to bring its senior […]
Tesco claims to have overtaken Boots as market leader in toiletries penetration, according to figures from Taylor Nelson Sofres showing that Tesco had 25.3 million toiletries customers in 2002/03 compared to Boots’ 23.5 million.
The National Magazine Company’s Company magazine is to downsize. It will move from an A4 to American A4 format from its August issue, on sale in July.
Phoenix Associates has developed an outdoor campaign for First Choice’s Holiday Hypermarket stores featuring a male member of staff undressing and the catchline ‘Catch us with our prices down’.
In the face of tough competition from low-cost overseas call centres, the UK industry is turning to quality and technology in order to take control of the top end of the market and ensure a healthy future. By Alex Blyth According to Marcus Quilter, director of public relations for the Call Centre Management Association, “The […]
Capital Radio, GWR Group, Chrysalis Radio and Scottish Radio Holdings have appointed Rob Corlett as managing director of the four companies’ shared programming venture, which was set up to run the Hit 40 UK chart show.
Seeboard Energy marketing and sales director Nigel Samuels has left following the company’s acquisition by Electricitéde France-owned London Electricity Group.
This week, Scottish Courage launches the smallest lager bottle in the UK market. The 200ml Foster’s Shortie bottles, to be rolled out later this week, are expected to retail at between £8.99 and £9.99 for a pack of 20 and are aimed at female consumers in an attempt to build lager sales. Industry insiders say […]
Swedish Match’s case challenging the legality of the European Union’s ban on oral snuff has been referred to the European Court of Justice by a German court. A UK court case (MW October 10, 2002) will now be suspended until the ECJ rules on the issue.
Henkel detergent brand driven out by dominance of Finish and own-brand dishwasher tablet launch
Alberto Culver is to extend its flagship VO5 hair styling range with a new brand that will target young men. Called Extreme, the six-product range launches at the end of May and will feature two new products a styling hair ‘glue’ and a hair ‘freeze’ spray. Four existing VO5 products, including a creme, a gel […]