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Traffic light labels: we should support the UK's scheme Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Sue Davies

The recent decision by the European Commission to launch infraction proceedings against the UK…

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The Kitchen: an endearing midweek supper of a documentary

24 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

It’s amazing what passes for a documentary these days, isn’t it?…

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Dave Lewis steps into the spotlight at Tesco Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

If Dave Lewis was feeling the heat today when faced with baying hordes of press and City analysts, he certainly didn’t show it.

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We need new cultural advice on food, says Tim Lang Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Tim Lang

Next month, the UN hosts the second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome…

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Price cuts are not the only tactic in retail war

23 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Marwick

Some smart firms are playing the long game when it comes to promotions, says Andrew Marwick, managing director at Opia.

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Retailers should harness media brands in the run-up to Christmas

23 Oct 2014 | By Krissie Ford

Advertisers could do worse than partner with magazines, websites and radio stations this Christmas, says Krissie Ford of Bauer Media.

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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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