150th anniversary

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The Grocer hits new high in Superbrands list

01 Mar 2012

The Grocer has climbed to its highest place to date in this year’s Superbrand rankings.

Britain in the war years

Battling for Britain in the war years

07 Jan 2012 | Updated: 13 Jan 2012 | By Clive Beddall

The Grocer’s long-held reputation as the “bible of the food business” was never more obvious than during the Second World War.

The Grocer's 150 defining moments: the 1860s

The Grocer's 150 defining moments: the 1860s Subscription

07 Jan 2012

A lot of water has passed under the bridge in the last 150 years. The Grocer editorial team picks the most seismic moments.

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The Grocer's 150 defining moments: the 1880s - 1890's Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | Updated: 17 Apr 2012

A lot of water has passed under the bridge in the last 150 years. The Grocer editorial team picks the most seismic moments…

Heinz 1876

The Grocer's 150 defining moments: the 1870s Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | Updated: 17 Apr 2012

A lot of water has passed under the bridge in the last 150 years. The Grocer editorial team picks the most seismic moments

150 years of retail revolution

150 years of retail revolution

07 Jan 2012 | By Kevin Hawkins

From humble beginnings, UK supermarkets have become the envy of the world. The Grocer has charted every step of their evolution.

150th anniversary legends lunch

The stuff of legends

07 Jan 2012 | By Adam Leyland

What happens when you take 11 grocery legends to lunch? They dish the dirt on old rivalries, reflect on defining moments - and share their thoughts on the future.

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Food shop is 13 times cheaper than in 1862 Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | By Elinor Zuke

Would you pay £234 for a bottle of gin or £149 for a pineapple? Elinor Zuke on how food prices have changed in 150 years.

BSE cattle slaughter

Food-borne diseases: the danger within Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | By Julia Glotz, Richard Ford

We’ve made huge progress in understanding food-borne diseases, but the journey is far from over.

Fanny Craddock

Food, fame and Fanny Craddock Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | By Richard Johnson

Via screens, computers and bookshelves, celebrity chefs have major wealth and influence - in retail and politics, as well as in our kitchens.

Patrick Galvani

The godfather of modern grocery Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | By Rob Brown

He opened Britain’s first supermarket and pioneered self service. Patrick Galvani’s Premier Supermarket chain very nearly ruled the world.

Cadbury drumming gorilla

The ads that rocked Subscription

07 Jan 2012 | By Dominic Mills

From the Pears poster to the drumming gorilla and the Yeo Valley boy band, here’s to 150 years of glorious advertising.

150 years of The Grocer covers

The bible of the industry

07 Jan 2012 | By Adam Leyland

What’s behind the enduring success of The Grocer? Adam Leyland charts its evolution, from the confident first issue of this weekly trade circular in 1862 to today’s multimedia operation.

Adam Leyland

Nostalgia can be great, but now we must look forward

14 Jan 2012 | Updated: 16 Jan 2012 | By Adam Leyland

After last week’s anniversary issue, there’s a nostalgic tinge to our cover story again this week, as we kick off our campaign…

A unique chance to reflect on astonishing change in grocery

07 Jan 2012 | By Adam Leyland

With the benefit of hindsight, it’s abundantly clear that The Grocer isn’t too good at reading the future…

David Cameron

I warmly congratulate The Grocer on its 150th anniversary

07 Jan 2012 | By David Cameron

Prime minister David Cameron explains why The Grocer remains vital reading after a century and a half…

Poll

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Remember me to Galvani

04 Feb 2012

I was touched by the article on Patrick Galvani in the excellent commemorative issue of The Grocer.

The Grocer's 'beautiful' 150th anniversary issue

21 Jan 2012

I wanted to write to congratulate you on a beautiful anniversary issue of The Grocer and a great article on The Stuff of Legends…

Our 1862 commemorative anniversary issue

14 Jan 2012

I am delighted to be able to offer The Grocer my congratulations, and those of the farming community, on this momentous anniversary.

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