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Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals lead Waitrose US challenge

Quite how a brand closely associated with heir to the British throne Prince Charles will fare in the US, home of the Tea Party movement named after the Boston Tea Party which kicked off the American War of Independence, is ...

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UK ad watchdog looks silly with Virgin Holidays ‘rockstar’ poster ban

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s ad watchdog which usually manages to deal sensibly with barmy complaints, has made itself look silly by banning a Virgin Holidays poster called ‘rockstar’ showing four skinny troubadours in a jacuzzi filled with ...

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Food giant Nestle to challenge pharma companies

Nestle is to launch a ‘health science’ division in January, investing an initial $500m in a business which it thinks can bridge the gap between food, health and pharmaceutical products. The move will raise eyebrows in many parts of the ...

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Cussons embraces footballers’ wives with St Tropez fake tan buy

It’s all happening in the buoyant personal care market and British company PZ Cussons, which makes Imperial Leather ands Carex soaps, is paying £62.5m to Lloyds Development Capital for self-tanning brand St Tropez, beloved of Victoria Beckham. The move follows ...

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John Lewis aims for the top of the music charts with secret Christmas commercial tunes

Is John Lewis getting over-excited or is it simply strutting its stuff? adobe photoshop cs6 download Fresh from its excellent recent financial results, the chintzy retailer first decided that its groceries subsidiary Waitrose would directly take on the supermarket heavyweight ...

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Unilever ups stakes against P&G and L’Oreal with $3.7bn Alberto Culver deal

Unilever has announced its intention to go all out for leadership in the booming personal care sector with a $3.7bn bid for Alberto VO5 and TRESemme maker Alberto Culver. The high cash bid, Alberto Culver’s revenues are only $1.6bn, signals ...

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