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Supermarkets need to look forward and not back

22 Oct 2014 | By Euan Kilpatrick

The rapidly changing supermarket landscape in the UK is the source of much industry debate at the moment…

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Poundshop.com reopens online battle Subscription

21 Oct 2014 | Updated: 22 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

The online pound store wars have started again – with a truce, Poundshop.com has merges with rival outfit Hereforapound.com.


What sort of innovation do consumers want? Subscription

20 Oct 2014 | Updated: 21 Oct 2014 | By Matthew Orman

The number of new innovations in the European food sector had fallen over the last decade… but what do consumers look for in new food products?

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Tesco executives admit they have no idea what's gone on

18 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

How Tesco must wish that everything would go as smoothly as the Strictly Come Dancing event it put on…

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Silence is deafening at the supermarkets

18 Oct 2014 | By Adam Leyland

An eerie silence has descended over grocery. One supplier called Tesco “leaderless” this week…

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Daily Brunch with Ocado: flat TV and a missed opportunity

17 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

Daytime TV has a well-deserved reputation for vacuous repetition, and the first episode of Daily Brunch with Ocado…

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Dealing with discounters: a lesson from French supermarkets Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Jonathan Simmons

The facts say it all. Hard discounters like Aldi and Lidl have seized more than 8% UK market share…

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Supermarkets have forgotten their shoppers Subscription

02 Oct 2014 | By Phillip Adcock

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are suffering severe downturns in trade and are rushing to blame the discounters…

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Export opportunities must be seized urges Melanie Leech of FDF Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Melanie Leech

For those many highly entrepreneurial spirits seeking to enter food and drink, UK food retail can seem daunting…


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How retailers can emulate the online experience this Christmas Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Martin Smethurst

Online retail sales hit £91bn in 2013, with £11bn of that spent in December…

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Retailers are not seeing the big brand presentation picture Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Dave Roberts

Take a walk down a British high street and look at the signs above the doors…

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Apps are increasingly important in online shopping Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Olivier Bernard

As shoppers’ enthusiasm for online grocery grows, apps are an increasingly important customer touchpoint…

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Yoghurty fumblings in Soho as Titania mourns Chokablok

11 Oct 2014 | By Titania Touché

OMG. Recovering from a night out on the town with a client from New York…

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