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AUSTRALIA: Organics becoming increasingly popular

A survey conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres has revealed that the organic market in Australia has increased. Of the 1000 people questioned, 52% said they were prepared to pay more for organic produce, with 37% happy to part with 5-10% more cash for a product grown without chemicals or pesticides. The survey, which has been released this month, also showed that enthusiasm for organics increased in certain sectors of the consumer population: notably white collar workers, Queenslanders and people aged 50 to 64.

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UK: Supermarkets aim to attract big investors, not family accounts

The notion of Tesco and Safeway as supermarkets that champion the small saver has been called into question this week, as the retailers admit that the deals offered in personal banking are not quite as competitive as they were three years ago, and the new account packages toted by the chains are designed to target bigger investors.Currently, the interest rates earned on the relatively small balances of shoppers have fallen to 2% lower than those offered by Internet accounts, although the retailers deny that the defection of many consumers to the Internet banks has caused the depression and poor rates.New moves have been made to beef up the financial packages offered by the supermarkets, and soon, Safeway will be the first food chain to set up a postal account at the checkout, with what it describes as a "market beating" interest rate.Following suit, November will see the launch of Tesco's base-rate tracker account. In a move towards the normal preserve of building societies, the new account guarantees to pay an interest rate equal to the prevailing base rate, currently 6%, until 2002, and is unashamedly aimed at consumers with a minimum of £50,000 to invest.Tesco's financial innovation has broken its stalemate with Sainsbury, which until now has offered near identical account packages, but it seems likely that Sainsbury will answer its rival by augmenting its own financial service offering. This is especially probable now that Sir Peter Davies, who was previously at the helm of the Prudential, is Sainsbury's CEO. With new financial offers in the retail arena, it seems likely that a savings-offers war will commence between the UK's major supermarket chains. Whether the war will be over the average consumer or the big investor remains to be seen.

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UK: Burger King executive ranks depleted

Following hard on the recent departure of CEO Dennis Malamatinas, Burger King must now cope with the announcement that its chief financial officer will be leaving at the end of the month. Colin Heggie has accepted the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer within Fitness Holdings Worldwide, after spending five years in the executive ranks of the world's second largest fastfood chain, owned by drinks behemoth Diageo of the UK. The company has had to appoint executive officers from its sister company Guinness to help weather the storm. New president Mikal Durham is now controlling BK's North American business, and Colin Storm is the interim CEO, although he made it clear that he intends to leave within a year. After Diageo revealed last month that sales have fallen over the last two years, Burger King is under much pressure to increase sales, and the high turnover in executive staff members has done little to improve relations with the 11,150 franchisees worldwide. In addition, a new permanent CEO must be appointed before Diageo's plans to split off 20% of the company by the end of 2001 can be executed. The public offering has led to speculation that the remaining 80% of Burger King will be floated by 2002.

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USA: Food companies revamp their approach to the online market

A report recently published by Forrester Research Inc has revealed that US citizens should be spending US$1.1bn more in 2004 than in 1999 on purchases of food, beauty and household supplies over the Internet, prompting food companies not only to vie for consumer attention but also to devise new marketing strategies.Selling food online is a difficult business. The grocery industry relies heavily on the actual stores, and consumers do not find it convenient to surf many websites to make up one shopping list. Also, the industry does not have the best profit margins, and the cost of catering for and delivering individual orders is often extremely high. Lisa McCue, of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, explained that selling through the web was not necessarily the way forward: "It makes perfect sense for some industries and doesn't quite work for others. We may fall into the latter." To overcome the prohibitive economic problem, many food manufacturers have registered with online marketers, for example Netgrocer.com or ShopLink.com, where, as Forrester analyst Evie Black Dykema explains, "The name of the game is simplicity. The winners will help consumers replenish their household supplies efficiently, and there's no way for manufacturers to do this as efficiently as the online retailers."It is debatable, however, whether these services are really that successful. Jackie Dulen, editor of the eBusiness Briefing at Technomic Inc, told the Wall Street Journal: "You've got all these online grocers, but most of them are struggling." And why is that? "They erode brand loyalty." The president of Philip Morris' E-commerce division, Paula Sneed, agrees that this is important: "Strengthened brand equity translates to volume and ultimately profitability."

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USA: SKW nature products purchases Nanogen System

Nanogen, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGEN) today announced the purchase of a NanoChip(TM) Molecular Biology Workstation by SKW Nature Products, a German company.SKW Nature Products is one of the largest global players in the food additives market. Providing nature-based products with functionally important and physiologically valuable ingredients, SKW Nature Products enhances the structure, taste and quality of food in order to help its customers attain a more healthy and comfortable life.

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UK: Marks & Spencer announces new top management team

The Board of Marks and Spencer plc today announces its new top management team, reflecting its commitment to stepping up the pace of change. The changes are as follows. Executive Chairman Luc Vandevelde will assume the responsibilities of Chief Executive from Peter Salsbury. Peter Salsbury has resigned from the Board, with immediate effect, and will be leaving the Company.

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UK: Marks & Spencer trading update

As a result of the senior management changes made today, and therefore the potential for speculation ahead of the half-year results announcement, the Board believes it appropriate to provide an update on recent trading. The statement below indicates the current position of the UK Retail

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USA: ProducePoint.com uses Epicentric to create produce industry's first information portal

Epicentric(TM) Inc., the leading provider of next generation e-commerce portals, today announced that ProducePoint.com is using the Epicentric Portal Server to build a first of its kind portal for delivering real time market data to buyers and sellers of produce. ProducePoint.com will provide its portal users with a comprehensive set of information and resources regarding produce sales including a real time pricing ticker, produce news, market analysis, charts, financial and legal resources, weather and more.

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USA: The Pantry, Inc. completes acquisition of 23 convenience stores

The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the second largest independently operated convenience store chain in the country, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of eighteen new convenience stores located in Jackson, Mississippi. Seventeen of these stores, acquired from Metro Petroleum Company, Inc.

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USA: Dan's Chocolates.com selects business objects to satisfy e-business intelligence sweet tooth

While one customer may want some Loca Mocha and a contribution to Share our Strength, and another may want Chief Chokolada and a contribution to Citymeals-on-Wheels USA, both go to Dan's Chocolates ( http://www.dans.com ), the first on-line chocolate brand with a charitable focus. And to keep track of these user preferences and more, Dan's has selected Business Objects, (Nasdaq:BOBJ), the world's leading provider of e-business intelligence (e-BI) solutions.

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UK: ASDA asks to pay more for milk

Yesterday, in a ground-breaking move, ASDA announced that it has asked its processors to charge it two pence per litre more for fresh milk. In addition, and crucially, it has secured a commitment from its processors that the entire cost price increase will go straight into farmers' pockets.There's good news for consumers too as ASDA have no plans to reflect this in increased retail prices.

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USA: Florida firm recalls hot dogs for undercooking

Lykes Meat Group, Inc., a Plant City, Fla., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 40,000 pounds of chicken franks and turkey hot dogs because the products may have been undercooked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced yesterday.The products involved are 16-ounce packages of chicken franks and turkey hot dogs. All packages were produced on Aug. 14 and bear "P-2653" on the label. Products and identifying codes are listed below:

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UK: Survey reveals consumer concern over menus and GM ingredients

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of consumers who eat out think menu descriptions in some restaurants and takeaways are misleading or lacking in information, a quarter (25%) say this is the case very or fairly often, according to a survey for the Food Standards Agency.

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USA: Monterey Pasta Company expands distribution on new stuffed pizzas and calzones

Monterey Pasta Company (Nasdaq:PSTA) announced today it has gained initial distribution of its new lines of Fresh Stuffed Pizzas and Calzones in a number of Warehouse Club Divisions and retail grocery chains. Costco Wholesale locations east of the Mississippi are selling one or more of the new Pizzas and Calzones in three divisions so far. Retail grocery chains selling to date are:

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USA: Peanuts and peanut butter found to suppress hunger

A new study shows that snacking on peanuts and peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without leading to weight gain. Subjects who snacked on peanuts and peanut butter self-adjusted their caloric intake spontaneously and did not add extra calories to their daily diets. These findings are published in this month's International Journal of Obesity (Vol.

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SWITZERLAND: Starbucks announces entry into Continental Europe

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced today its entry into continental Europe. Starbucks Coffee International and Passaggio Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bon appetit Group, have signed a joint venture agreement to develop Starbucks retail stores in Switzerland.The joint venture company, Swiss-Star Limited, plans to open Starbucks retail locations in Zurich by early next year.

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USA: CTB International Corp. adds depth to management team with new position and new CFO

CTB International Corp. (Nasdaq:CTBC), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems for the poultry, hog, egg production, and grain industries, today reported that Don J. Steinhilber has been named vice president of business planning and development while Richard J. (Dick) Freeman has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer.

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USA: Kroger named 'Grocery Distributor of the Year' by America's Second Harvest

The Kroger Co., which supports numerous Michigan food banks and other hunger relief programs each year, has been named "Grocery Distributor of the Year" by America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization.Kroger was honored for its "outstanding support" of the organization and its affiliate member food banks across the country. Among the criteria used by the selection committee were product donations, technical assistance, funding, food drives and volunteer efforts.Across the nation, Kroger works with more than 40 regional food banks that are affiliated with Second Harvest. In 1999, the Company's 20 retail divisions, in conjunction with its suppliers, donated more than 16 million pounds of food and products to Second Harvest, ranking it as the fifth-largest contributor of food and product to the non-profit organization. Based on Second Harvest's national estimate of $1.52 per pound, Kroger's donation was valued at nearly $25 million.In Michigan, Kroger and its suppliers donated more than 680,000 pounds of food and products worth approximately $1 million based on Second Harvest's estimate, although this figure may vary depending on the rate assigned by individual food banks."Kroger is proud to assist Michigan food banks in providing emergency food assistance to millions of Americans each year," said Marnette Perry, president of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. "Our associates place a high priority on feeding the hungry through community outreach programs, fund raising and volunteer efforts. Working together with local food banks, they are making a difference in their communities and working to ensure that donations made by our customers and our stores reach needy families throughout the region."Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is the nation's largest retail grocery chain. The Company operates 107 supermarkets in Michigan.

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COLOMBIA: Suizo cashes in on soaring turkey

Increasing diet consciousness on the part of Colombians is boosting the demand for turkey products. In order to satisfy the demand, the Colombian food processing conglomerate, Suizo, S.A. recently announced that it would invest US$238,000 in launching a new line of turkey products under the Bernés brand name. The product line will consist of turkey breast, turkey ham, hot dogs, and whole stuffed turkeys. Suizo's decision resulted from a consumer survey which showed that there is a shift in consumer preferences toward flavourful white meats with low fat content. The growth potential for turkey product in Colombia is great, considering that per capita turkey consumption stands at 0.49 kilograms per annum, as opposed to 8.16 in the United States and 13 in Israel. Suizo has set a sales goal of approximately 245,000 kilograms per year for the Bernés line. Tecniagro, one of the nation's leading turkey producers, was selected as the primary supplier of meat.Launching the product line was simplified by the fact that Suizo has an existing infrastructure for production, distribution, and promotion. The company's initial investment will primarily be spent on introductory offers, sampling sessions, and publicity in general.