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Co-op rebranding

The Co-op's own label strategy is clever on a number of levels Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Ever since own label was invented, it’s created a tension between supermarkets and their branded suppliers

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Give Steve Rowe a break over 'Mrs M&S' Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The M&S CEO’s analysis of his customer base is more nuanced than the Mrs M&S moniker suggests 

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Waste Not Want Not will succeed if it gets pan-industry backing

27 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Facing up to a food waste mountain weighing 1.9 million tonnes is daunting

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Ranjit Singh Boparan says: we must stay in EU Subscription

27 May 2016

Brexit could spell disaster for the British food industry

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The value of inspirational leaders in food & drink Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Steve Parfett

What makes great leadership in the grocery and wholesaling industries?

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Tesco Farms range is a key component of a credible fightback Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Clive Black

Some Tesco-phobes protested this was some form of sharp practice

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Are we getting campylobacter by the scruff of the neck – or not? Subscription

31 May 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Just how much progress really has been made in fighting this incredibly complex bug?

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Brazil to Britain: make the most of Rio 2016

26 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Why not combine the imminent Brazilian bonanza with a bit of in-store dramatics?

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Let’s have some perspective on the clean eating ‘backlash’ Subscription

25 May 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The tabloids aren’t mincing their words about clean eating poster girls the Hemsley sisters today

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Amazon own label must be authentic Subscription

19 May 2016

Amazon is relentlessly expanding its business into every conceivable corner of consumers’ lives

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Health: food retailers have a win-win-win opportunity Subscription

11 May 2016

Most people know eating fewer calories and being more active leads to weight loss

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Exchequer secretary Damian Hinds: get set for the new pound coin Subscription

03 May 2016

The chancellor recently announced that production of the new and highly secure £1 coin has started


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How to beat the bullsh*t filter Subscription

26 May 2016

The modern day consumer has developed a great bullsh*t filter to cut through all the noise

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The wellness revolution needs agile players Subscription

20 May 2016

Over the last 18 months Britain has experienced a wellness boom

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Chief growth officers can help companies think the unthinkable Subscription

11 May 2016

Creating new job titles has become something of a competitive sport in retail in recent years

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OUTDOOR Pub lunch

Insect promotions are Karoline's latest way to create Buzz

26 Apr 2015 | By Titania Touché

I am envisaging a summer of decadent lunches on a sun-drenched Mayfair terrace…

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