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Discounter milk

Discounters can be rivalled with information and innovation

23 Aug 2014

The modern savvy shopper is concerned about far more than just low prices, especially in the wake of food crises…

Co-op online delivery van

Go along for the ride!

23 Aug 2014

Sir: The number of UK shoppers using click & collect is poised to more than double by 2017, but are retailers prepared for the potential impact on their brand experience combined with the added logistical complexity? The key consideration in retail logistics ...

High street sign

Smaller, faster purchases

23 Aug 2014

Sir: Research released by the Future High Streets Forum indicating a “retail resurgence” presents great opportunities for c-stores nationwide (’High street enjoying convenience retail resurgence, report claims,, 29 July). While these smaller stores can lead the way and save our struggling high street, they will need to understand the latest shopper habits and make agile decisions. Embracing the latest innovations that enhance the customer experience ...

money trap

Forensic audits up to six years still legal

16 Aug 2014

I was not surprised to read retailers are already backpedalling on a code of practice that is not legally binding…


Manuka standards...

16 Aug 2014

Further to your article ‘Will new guidelines rein in manuka honey cowboys?’ (9 August, p16), I’d like to reiterate…

Ripped Roast

Roast Dinners Category Report 2014

22 Aug 2014 | By Matt Chittock

What a difference a year makes. “The roast is resurrected,” The Grocer proclaimed this time last year…

Hot Desserts

Hot Desserts Category Report 2014

22 Aug 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

Hot desserts aren’t that hot anymore. We’re not talking temperature, we’re talking sales…

Angry Chef

Rice & Noodles Category Report 2014

15 Aug 2014 | By Natalie Brown

If takeaway chefs are cooking less rice at the moment, they need look no further…


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