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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:48 PM

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The end of an era.

71% of the market and transfer of production out of UK. Very strange.

http://news.bbc.co.u...nds/6455815.stm


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Edited by Charles.C, 20 March 2007 - 02:15 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:05 PM

The end of an era.

Indeed. I find it strange moving production to the Netherlands, I don't envisage massive cost savings on labour. Perhaps they have a more modern factory there with capacity. :dunno: It is a shame, HP sauce is very British. :angry:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

Very sad. :crybaby:
I drove past this factory the other day. It looked like a Victorian factory and therefore it is probably difficult to maintain to the standards we expect these days.
I wonder if they will change the label as the current one, with a picture of the Houses of Parliament on, would indicate that the product was made in England and therefore not comply with legislation. I will look out for it.


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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:34 PM

Very sad. :crybaby:
I drove past this factory the other day. It looked like a Victorian factory and therefore it is probably difficult to maintain to the standards we expect these days.
I wonder if they will change the label as the current one, with a picture of the Houses of Parliament on, would indicate that the product was made in England and therefore not comply with legislation. I will look out for it.

Not sure if this is a new campaign, but they are advertising HP sauce on TV today. I could still see the Houses of Parliament on the bottle. Maybe they will change to images of clogs and tulips. :whistle: :biggrin:

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:53 PM

Dear Simon,

Yes, the investment involved in the promotion appears to be a particularly ironic aspect of this sad affair.
It is also stated in another link that sauce produced in the factory was already being routinely shipped in large-volume units to Holland, rebottled, and shipped back to UK with a 'Packed in Holland' marking. All very strange IMO.

Something like this on TV maybe -

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(HP - Nature's Wonder)

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(Saucy Girls)

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added - oops, bit larger than expected, sorry sir


Edited by Charles.C, 22 March 2007 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:02 PM

added - oops, bit larger than expected, sorry sir

Charles the picture is absolutely perfect. :thumbup:

As for HP sauce I've made an executive decision. I shall buy it no more. I am going to change to Daddies sauce, a tasty alternative. All of the HP TV adverts are making me feel sick. :angry:

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