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SuperValu ‘monitoring the situation’ as Bulmer pulls News of the World ads

The number of companies which have announced they are pulling their advertising from the newspaper is growing.

Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The News of the World
Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The News of the World
Image: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Updated at 22:00

SUPERVALU HAS joined the growing number of companies considering their “advertising options” over the News of the World phone hacking allegations.

In a statement to TheJournal.ie, the supermarket company said it was “monitoring the situation”.

Bulmers has pulled its adverts from future editions of the News of the World following the revelations about phone hacking at the newspaper. The company had a number of scheduled ads with the newspaper.

A spokesperson from the cider company’s Irish office told TheJournal.ie earlier today that it won’t be advertising “pending the outcome of all investigations”, but has decided not to publish any adverts in the News of the World with immediate affect.

Aldi has also announced that it will not be advertising with the newspaper, according to the Guardian.

The company said it is “reviewing its advertising in the Irish edition” and is not planning any future adverts in the newspaper pending the outcomes of the external investigations.

RTE reports that Aer Lingus is “actively considering” whether to place any more ads in the newspaper.

The families of murdered children Milly Dowler, Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, as well as the families of the 7/7 London bombings victims have been caught up in the widening investigation into alleged phone hacking by the News of the World.

The list of companies which have confirmed they are pulling their advertising from the newspaper now includes: Ford, Vauxhall, NatWest, Halifax, Mitsubishi and Virgin Holidays.

Additional reporting by Susan Ryan

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