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Carbon emissions: We've exceeded our own expectations of what was possible

28 Jan 2015

The interim Director General of the FDF speaks out about FDF member success in cutting carbon emissions

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How To Hire: Be smart and keep sight of the bigger picture Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Jonathan Fitchew

On the first week back in January, post-festive guilt saw the company kitchen engulfed in a sea of green…


Responsible alcohol retailing: voluntary action is better Subscription

27 Jan 2015

Tesco’s licensing manager speaks out on the retailer’s responsibility to the customer and how they’re leading the charge

Panorama fails to challenge Terry Leahy on Tesco's arrogance Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By James Halliwell

Sir Terry Leahy’s appearance on Panorama was always going to be one to watch…

Global brands

'Teenage' brands have problems growing up but have potential Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Claire Nuttall

As Paul Trip, MD of Soreen, so eloquently pointed out last week, some brands just have problems growing up…


Plain tobacco packaging: retailers' voices are getting lost Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

There’s clearly no love lost between the health lobby and campaigners against the introduction of plain packaging for toba…

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Is this the end of Tesco's store closures? Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

What Goldman Sachs called “capacity exit” has come to pass, but the question remains, has Tesco done enough?

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The 100 day war Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

With 100 days to go before the General Election, Labour leader Ed Miliband stepped up his campaign to be the next prime minister…

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Judge Bread: is Sylvester Stallone the right choice for Warburtons? Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Amy North

We take a look at other unlikely marketing hook-ups and their mixed results

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First Milk CEO - Why I delayed payments to farmers Subscription

19 Jan 2015

First Milk CEO Kate Allum explains the challenges the whole industry faces

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Omnichannel shopping: the rise of the connected customer Subscription

13 Jan 2015

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is hosting its flagship annual event in New York next week…

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The answer to hunger is more than food Subscription

20 Dec 2014 | By John Marren

Food waste and food poverty are rightly in the news again…


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Flavour clashes: the taste of 2015?

19 Jan 2015

If you want to know about the latest trends in food then a stroll through Borough Market or a search on Amazon…

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Oil price slump savings: will they be passed on to shoppers? Subscription

11 Jan 2015

As price crashes go, the recent oil price collapse takes some beating. Down by more than 50% in price…


Salt reduction shouldn't get sidelined by concerns about sugar Subscription

18 Dec 2014 | By Caroline Klinge

The current sugar debate has captured the public imagination but is adding to confusion…

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Organic joy as Titania anticipates Premier PR 'crisis rates'

13 Dec 2014 | By Titania Touché

Those producer and manufacturer millions spent by the Organic Trade Board, which sounds all official but is only really…

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