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10 September 1, 1990. British supermarkets are unlikely to be flooded with cheap Irish beef as a result of the trade embargo on Iraq, which accounts for two-fifths of Ireland's beef trade. That's the view of the meat trade this week, which said that the UK price is not as attractive as that outside the EC -- in particular Africa. Because of the slump in sales following the BSE scare, prices have dropped considerably in Britain.

A spokesman for the Meat and Livestock Commission added: "All the extra meat they have is unlikely to come here because they have to find a market for it."

50 September 2, 1950. An increasing shortage of paper waste is causing concern to the makers of Keyes Trays and fittings for the packing of home-produced eggs. A representative of the Hartmann Fibre Co., Great Yarmouth, one of the biggest manufacturers of Keyes Trays in Britain, said in an interview:--"We are now working a seven-day week to cope with the demand for egg packaging and we have just installed new machinery which will enable us to double our output. But our raw material has a 40 per cent waste paper content, and supplies of this are becoming increasingly scarce"

100 September 1, 1900 Active negotiations are afoot for the establishment of an American department store in London. The firm of Siegel, Cooper & Co, which conducts mammoth establishments in New York and Chicago, has decided to invade the British metropolis, and their agents are now engaged in securing options on desirably located property. Mr. F.H. Cooper, president of the American company, who is now in London, says he is looking for a location with ground area of 200ft by 400ft, with the intention of erecting a building with as many storeys as the authorities will permit.
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