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  • Baby cradles beat the babysnatchers as more supermarkets follow the JS lead 01

    Baby cradles beat the babysnatchers
    as more supermarkets follow the JS lead For two weeks it seemed as if the whole world was looking
    sternly at the food retailing industry and saying, 'What are you
    doing about baby-snatchers?'...

  • Contents Page 01

    September 1973 Mystery trio holds the secret
    of new Vermouth
    page 3
    Take a blank wall some
    concrete and . . .
    page 8
    Basingstoke driver's lucky
    escape
    page 3
    Fridge men keep their cool
    in summer
    page 4

  • Joe gets gonged with a difference 02

    Joe gets gonged with a difference Joe Newman has never
    been stopped by the police
    for a traffic offence in the
    24 years he's been driving
    JS vehicles. So, when an
    unmarked police car, with
    its siren in full blast,...

  • New hardware venture shoots off to a good start 02

    New hardware venture shoots off to a good start Hardware is going well.
    This fact emerged after the
    new lines - totalling 150 -
    had been on sale for two
    weeks at Bretton.
    CW 'Jerry' Grindley,
    departmental director of...

  • Princess Wendy wins two competitions 02

    Princess Wendy wins two competitions It's like being a different
    person! That's how Wendy
    Tannahill describes entering
    beauty contests. She should
    know for this shapely Shirley
    cashier has just entered two
    while on holiday -...

  • Basingstoke driver has a lucky escape in fatal crash 03

    Basingstoke driver has a lucky escape in fatal crash
    Driver Ronnie Osborne
    from Basingstoke depot had
    lucky escape when his
    lorry, loaded with 20 tons of
    goods, collided head on with
    six-ton security bullion van
    near...

  • Big clean up for HQ phones 03

    Big clean up for HQ phones An experimental scheme
    to clean and disinfect telephones
    at Blackfriars, Clapham
    and Streatham starts
    this month in response to
    numerous requests for
    cleaner telephone equipment.
    Blackfriars...

  • It's softly softly after residents complain about music 03

    It's softly softly after residents complain about music Music will in future be soft
    and low during the night
    shift at Buntingford depot
    after people living in nearby
    London Road complained
    about the level of noise
    from the...

  • JS brew a stronger, better bitter 03

    JS brew a stronger, better bitter Beer fans will be delighted
    to know that a new, stronger,
    tastier JS beer is now in all
    JS off-licence branches. It is
    JS Extra Strong Pale Ale,
    which beer and spirits buyer,
    Philip Baxter,...

  • JS housekeeper's cakes sweep the board at the Southampton show 03

    JS housekeeper's cakes sweep
    the board at the Southampton show A JS housekeeper has won
    eleven prizes for her cookeryyet
    until a few years ago she
    couldn't cook! Mrs Mary
    Dobson, the housekeeper at
    Bitterne, competed with...

  • Mystery trio holds secret of latest JS Vermouth 03

    Mystery trio holds secret of latest JS Vermouth Over 20 Alpine herbs,
    infused in a light, fresh wine
    to a recipe known to only
    three producers is the secret
    of the fine delicate flavour of
    JS's Chambery Vermouth,
    introduced...

  • New store has a ruin in its past 03

    New store has a ruin in its past The new Oxford store,
    complete with a mediaeval
    ruin in the basement, opened
    on Tuesday, August 7th.
    The 1207 square metre
    (13,000 square feet) branch
    replaces the 63 year-old
    counter...

  • Open dating leads to a labelling revolution 03

    Open dating leads to
    a labelling revolution Marking certain foods with
    the date they should be sold
    by is likely to become law
    in 1973.
    Well ahead of any possible
    legislation, JS is switching to
    an open dating system...

  • Fridge men keep their cool as the summer sets a sizzling pace 04

    Fridge men keep their cool as the summer
    sets a sizzling pace 'At this time of year we
    are kept so busy our feet
    hardly touch the ground'
    says Ron Thomas of his job
    as one of JS's branch refrigeration
    service...

  • News in brief 04

    News in brief A cheque for £100 was
    given to Millfield School by
    Buntingford depot towards
    the cost of a minibus. Many
    of the pupils, aged between
    five and nine years, are the
    children of people who work
    at the depot....

  • Appointments 05

    Appointments
    C J Baker, formerly
    scheduling and development
    section leader, has been
    appointed planning and
    development manager,
    branch productivity.
    S J Biddlecombe, formerly
    operations section leader, has
    been appointed...

  • Buntingford's August spectacular gives the depot a day to remember 05

    Buntingford's August spectacular gives the depot
    a day to remember Brilliant blue skies and
    bright yellow cornfields provided
    a perfect backdrop to
    Buntingford depot's SSA Gala
    Day on Saturday, August 25.
    It was the first...

  • Letters 05

    Letters
    Gristly bangers
    From Anthony Gayfer
    {engineer's costing)
    I would suggest that the
    primary reason for the fall-off
    in sales of JS sausages
    (Gordon Simmon's Index as
    reported in July) is decline
    in quality.
    When I...

  • Obituary 05

    Obituary
    A G Fry, shipping manager
    at depot division Blackfriars,
    who had worked for the
    company since 1952, died
    on August 7.

  • Retirements 05

    Retirements
    R E Gregory, district manager,
    Bromley area, retired
    on July 7 - 4 4 years'
    service.
    J V Spragg, formerly district
    manager, Romford
    area, retired on August 24 -
    36 years' service.
    H S Follet, branch...

  • what's it like on it's feet... 06

    what's it like on itt feet ... how is it slaughtered,
    dressed and refrigerated?
    These are things the fresh
    meat department want
    to know about the beef
    and lamb they buy for JS.
    In this article, the second
    in a series on...

  • Take one blank wall, some concrete, and... 08

    Take one blank wall, some concrete, and... Without song nor story - was what the famous American
    architect Frank Lloyd Wright thought about concrete. But the
    concrete mural unveiled at the new Hitchin branch on August 6
    proves...