Blog: Canned courage
Catherine Sleep | 14 February 2006
On this Valentine’s Day, let me bring you a tale not only of romance, but also great courage. Or perhaps stupidity, depending on your viewpoint.
Seventy-three year-old Les Lailey has just eaten a canned roast chicken that he’s been keeping in his larder since his wedding day in 1956. He and his wife Beryl decided that the occasion of their golden wedding was the moment to break the can open and consume the contents. Or at least Les did – Beryl, being a woman, was of course far too sensible to do anything but watch.
Now apparently the roast chicken in the can was absolutely fine, which is hugely impressive and gives cause for the canned food industry to pat itself on the back. Which of course it has done, with gusto. You can read more by clicking the link below.
Clearly Lailey is an all-round canny chap, as he’s now planning to sell the empty can on Ebay.
Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack....
FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant....
To follow on from our earlier notice and after some hard work from our technical team, just-food is back live after today's power outage....
Much of the UK has felt the impact of Storm Doris today - and just-food's head office has been no exception....
- Why personalisation will take-off in US food
- General Mills sales woes continue - analysis
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and sustainability
- Unilever 'lining up spreads sale'
- UK own-label firm Park Cakes sold in MBO
- Immigration crackdown "risk" for US dairy industry
- BRF plant suspended amid bribery allegations
- Fonterra cuts earnings forecast