This week: Marketing news from the national press

British American Tobacco is planning to launch what it claims will be a 'safer' cigarette next year. The cigarettes will contain treated tobacco, which BAT claims carries less risk of heart disease - The Sun.

Carphone Warehouse is planning to build a nationwide broadband and landline network to take on BT. The scheme will cover three-quarters of the country - Daily Express.

Camelot has sold more than £1m of Olympic game scratchcards since July and is set to exceed its £1.5bn target contribution to the 2012 London Games - The Business.

Fruit juice prices could rise by 25% due to unusual weather conditions in world orange- and apple-growing regions, according to the British Soft Drinks Association - Daily Express.

Marks & Spencer's Christmas campaign, which breaks this week, will feature can-can girls rather than celebrities - Sunday Telegraph.

Visa is piloting an electronic device called Token Based Authentication to protect consumers from fraud when buying goods by telephone or over the internet. The device will be rolled out over the coming year - Sunday Telegraph.

Tesco has pulled a military-style coat off the shelves while it resolves a row with French fashion house Balenciaga. The company alleges the Tesco own-brand product is a copy of one of its coats. The Tesco coat is priced £55, £1325 less than the Balenciaga version - Mail on Sunday.

Butlers, the German homewares chain, is plotting a £12m move into the UK. The retailer is planning to open a flagship store in London's West End. It is also aiming to open about 80 more stores - The Times.


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