James Halliwell is features editor at The Grocer. He writes, edits and commissions features and big interviews and also writes the Critical Eye TV column, news stories and blogs.
James was voted PPA Business Writer of the Year in 2013 and BSME Print Writer of the Year in 2014. He is currently shortlisted for the PPA award in 2015. Prior to joining The Grocer in 2011 he was a website content editor for Thomson Reuters.
Stories by this contributor.
YouTube: a serious vlogging opportunity for brands Subscription
02 Apr 2015
Over a billion people watch YouTube every day and a staggering five hours of video are uploaded every second, so even a niche product can find a huge audience to advertise to
11 Feb 2012
Wyke Farms has brought in robots to triple the speed it can pack cheese at its factory in Somerset.
Worst TV of the year: Tudor Monastery Farm Subscription
23 Dec 2013
This was the most stupefying TV show of all time. It lasted for six hour-long episodes…
19 May 2012
Walmart is being sued for $1m after a teenage shopper hijacked the in-store PA system and announced: “Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store.”
World Cup Report: UK grocery gets ready for kick off Subscription
09 May 2014
With the World Cup kicking off in June, how are suppliers and retailers preparing to cash in?…
13 Apr 2013
A posh wine shop has developed a sleek security tag so it can openly display bottles worth more than £100,000…
05 Jun 2015
With six months to go until Black Friday, retailers have been warned to prepare for chaos
Wincanton retail MD Liam McElroy Big Interview Subscription
06 Jun 2015
Running a logistics company has become more complex in the age of online shopping and busier urban c-stores…
Will the Olympic legacy be a logjam? Subscription
05 May 2012
As Britian gears up for Olympic glory, we reveal deep-seated concerns over damaging disruption to the trade.
Will Poundland’s website prove worth the wait? Subscription
01 Sep 2015
So Poundland has finally launched online. And no one could accuse it of rushing things. It started building its website in 2011, but it’s been stuck in development hell since. It came close to launching in 2013 and 2014, but CEO Jim McCarthy demanded further improvements. Today it went live, so it follows he’s now confident it will succeed. Should he be? His nerves were understandable. Pound shops have always struggled online because there is only so much fun to be had shopping