James Halliwell is 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
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.
06 Feb 2015
When romancing a loved one, everyone knows cheap chocolates, forecourt flowers or dinner at Greggs is a no-no…
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.