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Marston's show has One Ale of a Job to keep viewers interested

30 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

“We like to think of ourselves as the fourth emergency service,” said two cheery Marston’s drivers…


Sugar reduction strategy will need to include sweeteners Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Steve Osborn

Action on Sugar’s confrontational stance on processed foods has laid down the gauntlet to the food and drink industry

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Where now for Tesco’s store refresh programme?

29 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s store refresh programme has been thrown into doubt by the board’s decision to cut £400m from the scheme.


Sparks fly in batteries Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

The batteries category is a huge battleground between the supermarkets and the discounters, which are seizing share here as they are in grocery in general.

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We need a strong, independent, Food Standards Agency Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Sue Davies

It seems food scares are rarely out of the news these days…

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Co-op Group looks to its better angels as crucial vote nears Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is facing a crunch vote on its future this Saturday.


FSA U-turn is a Pyrrhic victory for industry

24 Jul 2014 | Updated: 25 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The poultry industry has successfully lobbied the FSA into U-turning on plans to ‘name and shame’ companies in its campylobacter survey, but it shouldn’t rejoice.

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More tea, pharaoh?

23 Jul 2014 | Updated: 24 Jul 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Pyramid tea bags are better than round, we learnt this week.

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The new man in the Tesco hot seat

22 Jul 2014 | Updated: 23 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Much has been made of incoming Tesco CEO Dave Lewis’ lack of retail knowledge – but you don’t spend 27 years at Unilever without picking up a thing or two about retail.

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Sainsbury's Holborn should not feel Gaza conflict pressure Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Jonathan Arkush

In recent days we have seen a spike in shop protests, store invasions and boycotts of Israeli or kosher products…

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Portman Group says voluntary action is tackling alcohol abuse Subscription

16 Aug 2014 | By Sarah Hanratty

From this week’s headlines, you wouldn’t think the overwhelming majority of adults in the UK drink responsibly…

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What Wellcome Trust can do for Co-op farms business Subscription

09 Aug 2014 | By Peter Pereira Gray

So what does the Trust want with the largest lowland farming business in the UK?…


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Red meat assurance is more vital as ever

21 Aug 2014 | By Laura Bishop

It seems barely a month goes by without some alleged crisis in the red meat industry hitting the headlines…

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How do we solve the ‘junk food’ problem? And what is it anyway? Subscription

16 Aug 2014 | By Corrado Finardi

What are the right policy tools to help people cut down on so-called ‘junk foods’?

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Advertisers misunderstand how shoppers love brands Subscription

09 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Palmer

There’s a fashionable school of thought in the advertising business right now…

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Marmalade makeover: Puff & Fluff struggles with bitter preserve

28 Aug 2014 | By Titania Touché

 Despite the latest news about the dangers of meat eating, I’m a steak-ordering, life-embracing, hard drinking woman

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