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07 Nov 2016

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US and UK differ on dangers of vaping – so who’s right? Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The US surgeon-general has warned vaping is a major public health concern - but UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes

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Iceland has a treat for 'Mr and Mrs Claus'. Baffling Video

08 Dec 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Meet Nick and Sarah Claus, the stars of Iceland’s Christmas ad

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Successful ads grow markets, do they? Subscription

08 Dec 2016

OK, I’ll admit it – people in advertising can sometimes believe our own hype

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As the poverty line moves, no wonder employers are under pressure to pay more Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high, says a new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The face of poverty is shifting, but what can be done about the problem?

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Amazon Go is exciting but also full of challenges

06 Dec 2016 | By Neville Payne

What happens if the IT system goes down and no one can pay, asks Neville Payne of Checkpoint Systems

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Fortnum & Mason sizes up the Brexit price ticket Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Ewan Venters took over as CEO of Fortnum & Mason four years ago. Here are his thoughts on everything from Brexit, Black Friday to business rates …

Carbon pollution

‘Pure’ sourcing set to lead 2017 environmental food trends Subscription

02 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Two new reports highlight consumer demands for more sustainable products in the food and drink industry

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Ocado is sure to get more sophisticated than the Peroni button Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

‘Push the Peroni’ may look like copycat technology, but it is a sign of things to come

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How mobile-first thinking is becoming central to consumer behaviour Subscription

25 Oct 2016 | By Anthony Myers

Tablet use is in decline, but a new report reveals that smartphones are becoming more and more popular for users searching for food and drink

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Organic is the next big thing in dairy Subscription

24 Nov 2016

From dairy to vegetables, Britons are rediscovering their love for all types of organic products

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Grocers need to put customers at the heart of their business Subscription

17 Nov 2016

A new study shows that improving customer experience could drive an extra £461m in annual revenue for retailers

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Social enterprise needs the support of retailers Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Allan Miller

Allan Miller of Asda Scotland makes the case for supporting businesses with a strong social purpose


Is Philip Morris' iQOS the beginning of the end for the cigarette?

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Successful ads grow markets, do they? Subscription

08 Dec 2016

OK, I’ll admit it – people in advertising can sometimes believe our own hype

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Think legacy from the word go Subscription

01 Dec 2016

More and more brands are making giving back a core pillar of their values and mindset

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Building affinity by making it personal Subscription

24 Nov 2016

Many household brands now employ personalisation as a long-term engagement tactic as they seek to connect with consumers

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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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