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comment & opinion
“We like to think of ourselves as the fourth emergency service,” said two cheery Marston’s drivers…
Action on Sugar’s confrontational stance on processed foods has laid down the gauntlet to the food and drink industry
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
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.
We need a strong, independent, Food Standards Agency Subscription
It seems food scares are rarely out of the news these days…
The Co-operative Group is facing a crunch vote on its future this Saturday.
Ad of the week
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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.
Pyramid tea bags are better than round, we learnt this week.
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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the saturday essay
In recent days we have seen a spike in shop protests, store invasions and boycotts of Israeli or kosher products…
From this week’s headlines, you wouldn’t think the overwhelming majority of adults in the UK drink responsibly…
What Wellcome Trust can do for Co-op farms business Subscription
So what does the Trust want with the largest lowland farming business in the UK?…
Are convenience stores the salvation of hard-pressed grocers?
It seems barely a month goes by without some alleged crisis in the red meat industry hitting the headlines…
What are the right policy tools to help people cut down on so-called ‘junk foods’?
Advertisers misunderstand how shoppers love brands Subscription
There’s a fashionable school of thought in the advertising business right now…
tales of titania
Despite the latest news about the dangers of meat eating, I’m a steak-ordering, life-embracing, hard drinking woman