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Plastic carrier bags

Plastic bar war must be kept up says Midcounties Co-op

26 Jul 2014

We have reduced our carrier bag usage by 2.1 million carrier bags across our food stores so far this year…

Owen paterson

Owen Paterson's green blobs: some would shrink UK farming

26 Jul 2014

We suspect some environmental NGOs would like to shrink British farming…

Pig in straw

Pig horror? Get real

26 Jul 2014

Last week’s Critical Eye was less a review of the Channel 4 Food Unwrapped programme on bacon than a diatribe about the pig slaughter process…

Free-from pastry

The threat of lifestylers

26 Jul 2014

You ask, in your excellent Focus on Free From, whether the category can maintain…

Sugar Cane Commodities

Misleading sugar messages are not in public interest

12 Jul 2014

Sir: Action on Sugar member Robert Lustig seems to have failed to read SACN’s recent draft carbohydrate scientific review…

halloween

Halloween Category Report 2014

01 Aug 2014 | By Kate Halliwell

Halloween is now established as one of the biggest seasonal events of the year, with latest figures putting the festival’s value at £325m in 2013, up 12% year on year.

mirror screaming

Male Grooming Category Report 2014

01 Aug 2014 | By Bernadette John

The Grocer can reveal that one third of your male colleagues may not have brushed their teeth this morning, and one in 10 men only bathe or shower every three days…

defibrillator beans

Canned Goods Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The past year hasn’t been easy for canned & ambient. Value slipped 0.6% while volumes fell by 2.7%…

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