2012 Archive


06.01.12

2012- The year of conviviality

And the safari supper to roar back onto the social scene
2012 is tipped to be the year of conviviality according to supermarket Waitrose.
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09.01.12


Great British oil
Rapeseed oil is winning over Brits’ hearts

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12.01.12

HOME GROWN BEAUTY
- Superdrug customers indulge in DIY beauty -

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15.01.12


Predictions for 2012 by Lakeland

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17.01.12


THE UK’S LARGEST GARDEN CENTRE STARTS THE SEASONAL YEAR WITH A £12M FLOURISH

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23.01.12


LADIES LEAD THE GARDEN TASK

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26.01.12

 

SUPERDRUG LAUNCHES STAFF ‘SOCIAL MEDIA’ SITE
- Superdrug launches state of the art staff engagement web tool -

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27.01.12

 

Kids want to cook!

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02.02.12

 

KIRSTIE AND GEORGE’S DIY BIRTHDAY

Kirstie Allsopp and George Clarke get stuck into helping B&Q customers improve their home

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07.02.12

 

SUPERDRUG CELEBRATES LYNX EFFECT
- Superdrug sells three bottles every minute of new women’s Lynx in the first week of trading –

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09.02.12

 

Home really is where the heart is this Valentine's Day
Dining in at home is top option for couples this year

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19.02.12

 

It’s tea in a bun!
Heston from Waitrose Earl Grey Tea and Mandarin Hot Cross Buns

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20.02.12

 

THE LOO-SEAT EFFECT

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21.02.12

 

- MORE FOR MUMS –
Superdrug makes Mother’s Day easier with half price cuts across premium skincare brands

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07.03.12

 

Alan Titchmarsh goes live on B&Q’s Facebook to spread the green word, after issuing a warning against Britain’s technology reliant culture

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10.03.12

 

THE £2.75 MIRACLE CREAM
- Superdrug reports a 150 per cent rise in Sudocrem compared to last year -

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11.03.12

 

Corned beef from Blighty

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28.03.12

 

SUPERDRUG TRANSFORMS LONDON STORES BEFORE OLYMPICS
- Superdrug invests in its London stores ahead of the Olympics -

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29.03.12

 

Two culinary Icons – one new iconic dish!
Waitrose unveils the Black Pudding Scotch Egg

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30.03.12

 

A RIGHT ROYAL PAIR
B&Q introduces limited-edition royal gnomes to celebrate Jubilee

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02.04.12

 


SUPERDRUG LAUNCHES DARKEST EVER TAN
- celebrity tanorexia sees Superdrug launch ‘incredibly’ dark tan -.

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11.04.12

 

Corned beef from Blighty

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16.04.12

 

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP TO...

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19.04.12

 

A NEW LIFESTYLE BRAND LAUNCHES FOR THE REAL WOMAN WHO LIKES TO EAT HER CAKE

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24.04.12

 

- Rise of the Handy Mum –
- Your chance to be a product tester for B&Q, as the UK’s largest home improvement retailer joins forces with Mumsnet –

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30.04.12

 

THE BB CREAM BILLION POUND REVOLUTION
- Superdrug to offer first BBB ‘Bargain BB’ cream -

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02.05.12

 

YOU 'CAN DO IT' TUBE
B&Q LAUNCHES OVER 100 VIDEOS AHEAD OF BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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08.06.12

 

Summersun is on the way!

-First British cherries due in Waitrose this weekend-

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09.06.12

 

Not what you’d call a piece of cake!
Giant artistic cake installation at Lakeland store, Stratford

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10.06.12

 

NATIONWIDE SUNFLOWER GIVEAWAY TO GET KIDS GROWING

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11.06.12

 

British sports fans fast tracked into VIP area by Coral

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12.06.12

 

THE RETURN OF THE HIGH BROW
- the overgrown eyebrow trend sees sales at Superdrug’s brow bars rise by 40 per cent –

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13.06.12

 

MOVE OVER DARLING
- Superdrug launches its first face masks for men -

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27.06.12

 

B&Q UNVEILS NEW ENERGY SAVING BRAND

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28.06.12

 

Cosy up your home!

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29.06.12

ALL SET UP FOR CHRISTMAS!

With this year’s festive season already in sight, there’s no need to just dream of a winter wonderland.

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30.06.12

Appy reading with Lakeland
- Lakeland launches its iMag-inative app for the iPad -

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01.07.12

It’s popping mad!
Brits go crazy for popcorn

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02.07.12

Bosses working overtime to keep staff at work during the Olympics

 

Flexitime offered UK-wide after 3m of us threaten to take a sickie

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11.07.12

Breaking culinary conventions

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12.07.12


HER ROYAL HIGH STREET

- Jacques Vert Group reveals savvy saving on Kate’s wardrobe –

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13.07.12


Heston Reworks an Old School Classic
New Baked Alaska by Heston From Waitrose

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19.07.12

SPEEDY SUMMER SKIN SOS
- Superdrug express tips for last minute get set for summer -

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23.07.12


Waitrose helps farmers with their wonky weather fruit and veg

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27.07.12


IT’S THE ‘WOMENYMPICS’
As Coral says Women are ticking the betting box

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27.07.12


LONDON GOES FOR THE BURN
- Londoners revealed as the worst in the UK for sun safety -

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30.07.12

 

WATCH OUT KIRSTIE, THERE’S A NEW TALENT IN TOWN!

 

Local girl announced as B&Q’s Young Ambassador and she’s hot on the heels of their current celebrity ambassador – Kirstie Allsopp.

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01.08.12


-Celebrating B&Q Newton Abbot’s 25th Milestone-

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02.08.12


The Vegetarian Oyster
First ever vegetarian alternative to the oyster launches at Waitrose

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12.08.12


Winning Wines
Waitrose leads the way by introducing wines from China and Brazil

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20.08.12


WOMEN AND DIY

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21.08.12


RACY LACY KATEY

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24.08.12


MAKE-UP MISHAPS
- new beauty blunder research shows brows biggest worry for Brits –

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27.08.12


Show me the money!
As passions run high on the football pitch

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29.08.12


Let’s Go Coco-nuts!
Shoppers have gone coco loco for the totally tropical treat

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06.09.12


SUPERDRUG LAUNCHES SUN SAFETY APP
- Superdrug reveal damaging effects of sun as part of summer campaign –

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18.10.12


THE SCARF EFFECT
– Sales of scarves increase by 47 per cent at Kaliko as the recession proof accessory has its moment –

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19.10.12

How Rude! Waitrose publishes manners book to mark 75 years in the John Lewis Partnership

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19.10.12


SUPERDRUG REVEALS THE POWER OF REGIME
- new independent user trials highlight the benefit of using skincare products together -

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23.10.12


The Testosterone Kitchen

 

Men wander into the kitchen and not just to raid the fridge.

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30.10.12


Half Term Halloween
Waitrose Predicts Biggest Halloween Ever!

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31.10.12


EXPECT A STAMP-EDE
- Superdrug offers five per cent off first class stamps for Christmas -

 

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01.11.12

 

BRITS WOOD LIKE TO SAVE MONEY ON WINTER BILLS
- B&Q Sees Sales of Wood Burners Soar –

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05.11.12

 

WOMEN SPEND OVER 1,000 DAYS IN THE KITCHEN IN THEIR LIFETIME

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06.11.12

 

Supersized: Waitrose Introduces Extra Large Apples
Giant apples have grown despite bad weather

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08.11.12

 

SKYFALL… SALES RISE
- The 007 effect sees sales of Bond fragrance on the rise–

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10.11.12

 

Early Christmas present for Enniskillen – As Lakeland opens new store

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12.11.12

 

Is it a cake? Is it a pudding?
NEW Heston from Waitrose Christmas Pudding Cake

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13.11.12

 

REAL Christmas Trees are back in style!
The fir is flying as shoppers choose real Christmas trees over fake.

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26.11.12

 

CLUELESS MEN
- Superdrug reveals 15 per cent of men buy their women the wrong fragrance -

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19.11.12

 

THE ONLY WAY IS EAST
- Middle Eastern beauty trends take over in the UK –

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19.11.12

 

B&Q SENTEBALE ‘FORGET-ME-NOT’ GARDEN
Charity Garden Partnership Set to Put Forgotten Kingdom on the Map

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29.11.12

 

-Coral launch new TV ad campaign as part of £30m investment into Coral Interactive-

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14.12.12

Raising the game.

-Coral launch new TV ad campaign as part of £30m investment into Coral Interactive-

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17.12.12

 

B&Q’S BIG SALE MARKS THE START OF THE PRE-CHRISTMAS SALES

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18.12.12

 

A nation of bakers will discover thousands of these under the tree this Christmas

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19.12.12

 

Good Christmas Beer
Sales of premium British beer fly at Waitrose

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21.12.12

 

SUPERDRUG REVEALS THE FRAGRANCE MAP OF BRITAIN
- regional scent trends mapped from Britney Spears in Sheffield to Beyonce in Basildon

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