Dr Clive Black is head of research at Shore Capital Stockbrokers.
Stories by this contributor.
Food price deflation will ease at best Subscription
29 Jul 2015
British food is grappling with deflation, which has been part of the trading scene for all of 2015
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.
11 Sep 2014
The horsemeat scandal was a dark moment for the British food industry, and the meat industry in particular…
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…
Is the space race really over? Subscription
24 May 2014
First Tesco announced it was cutting its store-opening programme down to a bare minimum of convenience and dark stores…
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…
Milk protests: Sympathy works two ways Subscription
10 Aug 2015
Instead of lashing out at supermarkets, dairy farmers need careful, balanced analysis of their situation