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Did dairy farmers not see global price slump coming? Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Militancy is returning as processors cut their farmgate payments

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Tesco London store refurbs carry lessons for whole estate Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The latest refreshes may target commuters and City types but Tesco says they carry key lessons for its national estate

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Are markets making a comeback? Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Although supermarkets will forever be the dominant force in grocery retail, markets are enjoying something of a comeback…


Tea faces climate of change in Sri Lanka Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The future of the second biggest tea exporter in the world is threatened by climate change…

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How promotional strategies can deliver improved economics Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Christine Delivanis

Many fmcg manufacturers are stuck between rising input costs and pressure from retailers for discount pricing…

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Grocer Cup 2014: who is your star?

28 Aug 2014

The business leaders who form the shortlist for The Grocer Cup have been focused firmly on growth…


FSA U-turn is a Pyrrhic victory for industry

24 Jul 2014 | Updated: 25 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The poultry industry has successfully lobbied the FSA into U-turning on plans to ‘name and shame’ companies in its campylobacter survey, but it shouldn’t rejoice.


Is tailoring stores to local tastes the way forward for retailers?

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Biggest booze brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands 2014 Subscription

22 Jul 2014 | By Rob Brown

Our 2014 survey of Britain’s Biggest Alcohol Brands shows we are drinking more and paying more for the pleasure. But is the value and volume turnaround sustainable, or was it just generated by 2013’s heatwave?

Biggest booze brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands 2014

19 Jul 2014 | Updated: 01 Aug 2014 | By Rob Brown

Britain is hitting the bottle. We’ve spent £400m (5%) more on the UK’s 100 biggest alcohol brands in the off trade…

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Telogis - Keep Calm and Reduce Costs

Semi-Live: Telogis, the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration…


Focus on Batteries

Batteries Category Report 2014

After years of value decline, induced by changing device trends, heavy promoting, and indifferent customers, the battery sector has been re-energised…



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