Dr Clive Black is head of research at Shore Capital Stockbrokers.
Stories by this contributor.
05 Dec 2014
The big four will be saying “good riddance” to yet another year. That is the price of taking one’s customers for granted…
A land of milk and no money Subscription
18 Aug 2012
Tempers have been flaring across pastoral Britain as farmers, far from a radical bunch in the main…
Aldi and Lidl are major opportunity for brands Subscription
21 Jun 2014
In the Valleys what the lads mean for the props may be a discussion about forwards and backs…
Aldi: why is it doing so well? Subscription
29 Sep 2013
Aldi has been trading in the UK for nearly 20 years. In the last three or four it has delivered phenomenal sales growth…
An idle Adjudicator must go Subscription
26 May 2012
Given the structural issues facing the British economy, it is surprising that the government sees fit to prioritise a Grocery Adjudicator Bill in the Queen’s Speech.
An uplifting harvest Subscription
01 Sep 2013
How different this green and pleasant land is in 2013 compared with last year, with its perpetual deluges…
26 Apr 2014
We struggle to recall when each of the big four all lost market share on such a sustained basis…
Brand Match vs Price Promise Subscription
23 Nov 2013
Sainsbury’s has taken considerable umbrage at the decision by the ASA to ignore its complaints surrounding Tesco’s Price P…
Bratislavans want bargains, too Subscription
09 Jul 2011
That’s why Tesco is shipping from the UK rather than paying Continental prices, says Dr Clive Black
Can Britain remain a nation of shopkeepers? Subscription
16 Feb 2013
Is Britain still a nation of shopkeepers? For the third year in a row, we have seen a plethora of shop closures…
Can we expect a little quiet on the farming front? Subscription
13 Apr 2013
Could 2013 be a ‘quieter’ one for all those involved in and depending on the output of arable farming?…
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.
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.