James is deputy features editor at The Grocer.
Stories by this contributor.
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…
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.
18 Aug 2012
Wilkinson has launched a new ‘Wilko’ format to act as a test store for a range of innovations it hopes to introduce…
15 Aug 2012
Pre-tax profits plunged from £60.8m to £22.7m in the past year at Wilkinson. But the value retailer said it was…
29 Aug 2012
Wilkinson has asked staff at 80 stores to take a voluntary drop in hours.
Why Horsegate is yesterday's news Subscription
10 Jan 2014
One year on, Horsegate is as good as forgotten. How has public confidence been restored?…