Tetley rejigs operation

The shake-up at Tetley Group announced last week catapults UK marketing director John Nicholas into the role of group commercial director. He will oversee sales and marketing for the tea-maker in all its markets and head its new business development unit. But with speculation mounting that Tetley, which introduced the round tea-bag to the UK, […]

Sainsbury’s expands Post Office deal

Sainsbury’s has revealed details of a deal with the Post Office which will allow 200 rural post offices to stock its own-label lines by 2001. Sub-postmasters will be able to order Sainsbury’s lines in bulk from their local store as part of the deal. It follows an eight-store trial launched through the Village Retail Services […]

Brooke Bond and Typhoo embark on green route

Unilever-owned Van den Bergh Foods is launching a new range of green teas under the Brooke Bond label. The tea-bag range, understood to be called tchaé, will come in three varieties: grapefruit, mint and oriental. It is expected to launch in the next few months through food retailers. The move comes as Hillsdown-owned Premier Beverages […]

Internet fails to entice UK shoppers

Online shopping remains a minority interest among the UK Internet audience, with no significant increase in the percentage of online users purchasing on the Net during the past few months, according to research by BMRB International. In addition, despite a dramatic increase in the number of retail categories now available to UK online shoppers, there […]

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Marks & Spencer yesterday (Tuesday) announced plunging profits for the year to March 31. Profits before tax, exceptional items and accounting charges fell 41 per cent to 656m from 1.11bn last year. Sales fell to 6.6bn

Express mailing blitz to target gardeners

Express Newspapers is targeting gardening enthusiasts with a direct mail campaign which launches days before the Chelsea Flower Show. Created by Evans Hunt Scott, the mailshot offers recipients the chance to win a trip to see Monet’s garden in Giverny, near Paris, by filling in a questionnaire. Recipients can also dial the newspaper’s call centre […]

Success of Net home shopping lies in the hands of regulators

I’m not the first and nor will I be the last to accuse the supermarket chains of posturing. The most obvious acts of hypocrisy have historically been related to their so-called price wars, in which supposedly cut-throat competition amounts to little more than shifting the esoteric lines. There are also grounds to be suspicious of […]

Standard Life expands its credit range

Standard Life Bank, the savings and mortgage account provider, is planning to offer personal loans and a credit card to make use of its deposit base. The telephone bank was set up 18 months ago by mutual life assurer Standard Life. It offers a high-interest savings account. Since then, it has gained about 4bn in […]

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Orangina, the soft drink brand, is to introduce a range of branded clothing using the name ‘Move by Orangina’. The range, which also includes accessories, will first appear in France this winter before being rolled out across Europe next year. Quelle, the German mail order house, has awarded its advertising account to Jung von Matt. […]

Hasbro Euro boss takes on new CGU role

Toy manufacturer Hasbro’s European business head Caroline Whitfield is leaving the company to join financial services giant CGU in a new role as director of strategy and innovation. Whitfield had been with Hasbro since 1996. She says: “My role at CGU has to be open ended. However, there are a number of issues facing the […]

Hasbro Euro boss takes on new CGU role

Toy manufacturer Hasbro’s European business head Caroline Whitfield is leaving the company to join financial services giant CGU in a new role as director of strategy and innovation. Whitfield had been with Hasbro since 1996. She says: “My role at CGU has to be open ended. However, there are a number of issues facing the […]

Out-of-town sites still focus of retail development plans

Developers are continuing to desert the high street to build out-of-town retail parks despite government efforts to restrict non-high street development, according to a report released exclusively to Marketing Week. The report, by market analysts Mintel International, reveals that out-of-town retail space will have increased by 30 per cent since 1996 from 63 to 82 […]

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