Dr Clive Black is head of research at Shore Capital Stockbrokers.
Stories by this contributor.
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.
Is online shopping penalising the poor? Subscription
15 Sep 2012
We were struck by a comment from Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips at the group’s meeting for analysts…
18 Apr 2009
Forget the headlines - the industry's margins and returns are too low to justify a price war, says Dr Clive Black
Second Opinion: Discounter revolution? Hmm... Subscription
04 Jul 2009
The deep discounters are doing well but their growth isn't sustainable, says Dr Clive Black
Second Opinion: A mixed bag for today’s shoppers Subscription
06 Aug 2011
In a delicate balance, consumers are buying less, but not foregoing quality, says Dr Clive Black
Our organic food is in a quandary Subscription
01 Oct 2011
But it needn’t be – the movement just needs to play more to its strengths, says Dr Clive Black
Is the tunnel in sight, if not the light? Subscription
03 Mar 2012
The new year has brought disappointment in financial markets with downgrades to profit expectations - not just for Tesco…
Rainy days for food inflation Subscription
21 Jul 2012
The definition of ‘summer’ may have permanently changed in Britain with yet another inclement July…