James Halliwell

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James Halliwell is deputy features editor at The Grocer. He writes, edits and commissions features and big interviews, as well as the Critical Eye TV column, news articles and blogs.Particular areas of interest include emerging technology, and the rise of the discounters.

James was voted PPA Business Writer of the Year in 2013 and BSME Print Writer of the Year in 2014. Prior to joining The Grocer in 2011 he was a website content editor for Thomson Reuters.

His big passions are pop culture, Chelsea Football Club, and food and drink. @jameshalliwell

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  • Grocer 33: Prices Subscription

    01 Sep 2010

    The content on this page is restricted to online subscibers only. It details the prices for each of the items in each of the five leading supermarkets in this week's Grocer 33 mystery shopping survey, as well as basic price and promotion analysis and also has links to further pages displaying price and promotion history by retailer and other web analyt

  • Grocer 33: Prices Subscription

    01 Sep 2010

    The content on this page is restricted to online subscibers only. It details the prices for each of the items in each of the five leading supermarkets in this week's Grocer 33 mystery shopping survey, as well as basic price and promotion analysis and also has links to further pages displaying price and promotion history by retailer and other web analyt

  • Snow to blame for December dip on high street

    11 Jan 2011

    The severe weather of recent weeks contributed to a slight fall in like-for-like sales on the high street last month, with food sales proving more resilient than non-food.

  • Morrisons and Haldanes gain from Netto carve-up

    13 Jan 2011

    Asda has sold 39 former Netto stores to rival retailers in line with its settlement with the Office of Fair Trading. Morrisons has acquired 16 of the stores, representing 120,000 sq ft of retail space, in a deal worth £28.1m.

  • FDF president Moseley vows to champion trade’s good deeds

    13 Jan 2011

    The new president of the Food & Drink Federation has vowed to champion the sector’s “positive contribution” to society.

  • Tesco to open 70 beauty salons this year

    19 Jan 2011

    Tesco has revealed plans to open 70 in-store beauty salons by the end of 2011. The beauty market in the UK is estimated to be worth in the region of £5bn a year.

  • Tesco and British Land JV refinanced

    19 Jan 2011

    BLT Properties, a 50:50 Joint Venture between the British Land Company and Tesco has refinanced its superstores portfolio.

  • Finsbury sales up but egg scare takes toll

    21 Jan 2011

    Finsbury Food Group has revealed a boost in overall revenues of 6% for the past six months.

  • New service guarantees app scan info accuracy

    22 Jan 2011

    A new data management system has been launched this week to eradicate serious flaws in the accuracy of product information held by the supermarkets. Research by GS1 UK, a not-for-profit supply chain solutions and standards organisation,...

  • Tesco in multi-pronged Asda attack over ‘misleading’ ploy Subscription

    22 Jan 2011

    With Tesco fighting Asda’s 10% cheaper price pledge on a number of fronts, who will be successful? Adam Leyland and James Halliwell report

  • Discounters beat the big four for shopper satisfaction

    27 Jan 2011

    Aldi and Lidl have emerged as surprise successes in the latest annual survey of customer satisfaction carried out by Which? magazine. Waitrose again topped the list, with a score of 85%, comfortably ahead of Marks & Spencer (68%) in second.

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