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How many power stations does it take to change a lightbulb?

22 Nov 2014 | By James Halliwell

How many power stations does it take to change a lightbulb? Three!…


Melrose and Morgan's guide to grocery is essential reading

21 Nov 2014 | By James Halliwell

Way back in 1890, a good 28 years after The Grocer first hit news-stands, Law’s Grocer’s Manual was published…

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Christmas is war: what the ads tell us about the supermarkets

15 Nov 2014 | By Adam Leyland

So, it’s time for the grand unveiling: the annual marketing set piece in which supermarkets attempt to outdo each other…

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MasterChef: the Professionals - still a classic dish

14 Nov 2014 | By James Halliwell

Like a never-ending tasting menu, MasterChef just keeps on serving up plates of food…

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French chef causes a cow-motion

20 Nov 2014

Chef Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has the most French name in the world. But his proclamation in a new documentary…


Tate gallery's orange exhibit's got Soul

20 Nov 2014

The Tate Modern revealed a foodie installation last week: Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges)…

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Mayfair makes Christmas easy as (pizza) pie

20 Nov 2014

It’s probably time to start planning Christmas dinner, isn’t it? Well, have fun stuffing your turkeys, suckers!…


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Scaremongering sugar debate does not help children

13 Nov 2014

I write in response to a report on sugar (‘Action on Sugar claims a quarter of kids’ juice drinks have as much sugar as Co…

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TNT: industry inspiration

13 Nov 2014

I was very pleased to see the continuation of The Grocer’s Top New Talent programme…


FareShare could use more

13 Nov 2014

I wish to correct a point in last week’s article…

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