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
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26 Sep 2014
Gordon Ramsay has had a nightmare with his hair, hasn’t he?…
How green are the discounters? Subscription
26 Sep 2014
The discounters were lagging well behind in terms of eco-friendliness in 2011 but sales growth has forced them to change…
The Times – they are a changing Subscription
23 Sep 2014
The Times isn’t keen on the discounters… but did Rachel Johnson’s critique hit the mark?
Store of the week: Asda Huyton Subscription
19 Sep 2014
We have an in-store Barclays, which is very popular with some of the local community whose local bank has shut down…
19 Sep 2014
It’s a long walk from Hollywood to Sainsbury’s, but on Gadget Man Richard Ayoade was in a chirpy mood…
18 Sep 2014
Beacons are the hottest retail technology on the block, allowing brands and retailers to ping offers straight to smartphon…
Scotland decides: one day to go Subscription
17 Sep 2014
Whatever happens to retail prices in an independent Scotland, the Scottish food and drink industry is currently booming…
Independence is the perfect platform to promote Scottish brands across the globe, says Richard Lochhead
16 Sep 2014
With less than 48 hours to go before Scotland decides whether to remain part of the United Kingdom on Thursday 19 September, The Grocer spoke to Scotland’s food minister Richard Lochhead, on the issues for the food and drink industry including price hikes, intimidation and exports.
15 Sep 2014
Greggs has reported like-for-like sales up 5.4% for the 11 weeks to 13 September and up 3.5% for the year to date.
OC&C 150: Survival of the fastest Subscription
12 Sep 2014
If the UK’s food and drink producers did not realise they had been experiencing a momentary calm before the storm, they are now in little doubt a category five hurricane is upon them.