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Roger Jones heads to Hawkes Bay

Roger Jones flies his way to Hawkes Bay

05 Nov 2014 | By Roger Jones

An innocent question by the young pilot may possibly have confused both of us, ‘what are you like flying in small planes Mr Jones?’  I answered no problem thinking he was asking if I was comfortable travelling in a 2 seater plane, but alas as soon as we took off he said ‘you can take over now’, so for the next 30 minutes Wales’ equivalent to the Red Arrows was weaving down the coast from Gisborne to Hawkes Bay.

France

UK buyers help pick ambassador wines to promote Vin de France

28 Feb 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Up to nearly 90 wines thought to represent the very best of what Vin de France can offer have been picked by a trade panel to help promote Vin de France in key export markets like the UK.

Grocer Gold Awards 2012 at Guildhall in London

Gold medal standard

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012

On Wednesday evening the great and the good of the grocery industry gathered for The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony 2012, at London’s Guildhall.

asda

How Asda clinched Britain's favourite supermarket title Subscription

19 Jun 2014 | By James Halliwell

Price clinches Asda win as Britain’s favourite supermarket but Nielsen also shows clear signs of changing landscape…

Dean Arbel of The Bread Factory

The Bread Factory leads revival of artisanal craft

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Rob Brown

The fortunes of Britain’s artisanal bakers are rising. And fast.

Heimo Robosch of KNAPP

KNAPP sharpens supply chain for Boots' online op

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Simon Creasey

Rapid growth of the boots.com operation was placing its fulfilment operation under pressure - until KNAPP was called in to design and a tailor-made solution.

Tim North of Symington's

Symington's 'a pleasure to deal with' say buyers

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

Last year was a big one for the Leeds-based manufacturer.

Jon Workman of GSK

GSK extracts an extra £8m in toothpaste sales

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

GlaxoSmithKline claimed a scientific breakthrough with Sensodyne Repair & Protect last year.

Ralph Tucker of Sainsbury's

Online satisfaction scores show Sainsbury's success

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

This award has been dominated in the past by Tesco and Ocado, but Sainsbury’s has made major strides on a number of fronts.

Holly Lee of Sainsbury's

By Sainsbury's branding has feelgood factor

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

No-one could accuse Sainsbury’s of thinking small.

Naveen and Sanjeev Vadhera

Brothers reap rewards of innovative local schemes

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

They are the next generation of retailers who are shaking up the convenience sector with their trailblazing ideas.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons skills up its staff for a better future

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons completes a hat-trick of wins as the industry’s best employer.

Richard Hodgson of Morrisons

Morrisons forges ahead despite trading blips

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons hit its first bump in the road when its sales growth was slightly lower than the City expected over the Christmas period.

Helen Flemming of Tesco

Tesco initiatives having a 'transformative effect'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ian Quinn

It may have been a year of missed financial targets for Tesco, but it’s had no such problems on the environmental front.

Cath Marston of Booker

Booker looks beyond own footprint to its customers'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Elinor Zuke

Booker became the highest-ranking wholesaler in the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment rankings last year.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons returns to the top for service

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Morrisons or Asda usually win this award, but last year Tesco upset the apple-cart when it clinched the trophy.

Mark Kupelian of Asda

On price, it Asda be Asda for a 15th year

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Every year the result is the same. And the winning retailer makes it look incredibly easy.

Rahul Gurshani and Guiseppe Banchini of Belvita

Kraft's Belvita makes a sweet treat permissible

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

“Belvita has effectively created a new product category,” commented one of our judges, and it’s hard to argue.

Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini of Aldi

No frills but lots of thrills as Aldi comes of age

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Aldi has had its ups and its downs since its arrival in 1990, but in its 21st year, it’s clear the German discounter has come of age.

Stephen Garner, Dean Crowther and Rob Carroll of The Co-op

The Co-op's SMART move to improve availability

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

It’s SMART by name and smart by nature for The Co-operative Group’s Store Merchandising And Replenishment Transformation initiative.

Bulldog founder Simon Duffy

Bulldog bites chunks out of international markets

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Rob Brown

Male skincare brand Bulldog scored a real coup this year when it entered that last bastion of masculinity, Australia.

Jason Richards of Walkers

Walkers leads the way thanks to trade support

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Despite being Britain’s biggest crisps brand, Walkers hasn’t forgotten that it’s the little things in life that count when it comes to trade relationships.

Andrew Mann of Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's updates JLP's price promise for web era

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

Brand Match was not the first price-matching scheme to market. But it’s surely had the biggest impact since its launch in October 2011.

Focus on fish

Fish Category Report 2014 Subscription

14 Nov 2014

As a nation we are eating more fresh and canned fish, despite increases in average price… 

world food

World Cuisine Category Report 2014 Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

Move over Nigella and Delia, Britons want to become experts at cooking more exotic cuisines… Submissions deadline: 17 October

Dolce Vita

Pasta & Pasta Sauces Category Report 2014 Subscription

08 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing…

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Scaremongering sugar debate does not help children

13 Nov 2014

I write in response to a report on sugar (‘Action on Sugar claims a quarter of kids’ juice drinks have as much sugar as Co…

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TNT: industry inspiration

13 Nov 2014

I was very pleased to see the continuation of The Grocer’s Top New Talent programme…

Fareshare

FareShare could use more

13 Nov 2014

I wish to correct a point in last week’s article…

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