Dr Clive Black is head of research at Shore Capital Stockbrokers.
Stories by this contributor.
Dancing around the handbags Subscription
29 Oct 2011
The Big Price Drop initiative is not radical enough to herald a price war, says Dr Clive Black
Developments may leave investors worse off Subscription
28 Apr 2012
The UK supermarket industry has entered a phase of development where existing stores are the battlefield.
07 Jan 2012
For all the uncertainty, there are still major opportunities to be grasped.
Farming after EU exit - what would happen? Subscription
09 Jun 2013
There remains much chatter about the UK possibly leaving the EU…
Fears for Morrisons figures Subscription
23 Jun 2012
Sir Kenneth Morrison CBE is one of the world’s greatest grocers. When he speaks, people listen…
Food lags behind on growth Subscription
28 Oct 2013
Much of the talk from economic commentators is that the economy is back in growth and about to take off…
Get ready for the big VAT debate Subscription
29 Aug 2009
The Grocer has been championing the need for a more sensible timetable to the return of VAT to prior rate levels.
Is food speculation a good thing? Subscription
31 Mar 2012
Spring is in the air and the speculative season for soft commodities begins. It’s not just farmers, flour buyers, grain importers and bakers watching the crop reports with interest.
Is Iceland about to melt away? Subscription
14 May 2011
If Malcolm Walker and co decide not to buy Iceland, it could well disappear.
Is Ocado playing with fire talking to Morrisons? Subscription
12 May 2013
Morrisons’ talks with Ocado raise questions about Morrisons’ capabilities and Ocado’s business model.