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Governance issues identified in 1958 are back to haunt Co-op

19 Apr 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The furore over how The Co-op Group should reform has continued unabated over the past week…

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Forget bogofs! Food waste is a scandal of poverty and hunger

12 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The future of bogof offers gets more coverage than helping people who are struggling on the edge of starvation…


Spring's Supermarket Secrets: Gregg Wallace explores eggs

05 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

Gregg Wallace famously enjoys a swift one-two…

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The Healthy High Streets campaign is well-defined and positive

05 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

It was obvious that Mary Portas’ review to save the high street would not want for publicity…

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J&B serves up a skinful of whisky with tattooed bottles

23 Feb 2014

Suppliers are always on about ‘standout’ and whisky maker J&B has certainly achieved that with its latest packaging…

Thom Yorke

US Radiohead fan cooks up a 10-track treat

23 Feb 2014

A simple cake – the foodie’s usual tribute to a hero – was never going to be complex enough for a Radiohead fan…


Piggy pleasure at new cock scratchings recipe

23 Feb 2014

Pork scratchings have long been the pint-accompanying snack of choice for the unfussy barfly…


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There's too much alarm over sugar and sweeteners

13 Apr 2014

The launch of health campaign group Action on Sugar in January sparked a debate around sugars in the diet…

Britain's 100 Biggest Grocery Brands

Pink Lady apples calls for Biggest Brands inclusion

05 Apr 2014

Each year I read with interest your table of Britain’s 100 biggest brands…

Tackle wider waste issue

24 Mar 2014

While it was heartening to read your story on consumers’ greater awareness of food waste, pre-consumer waste also needs consideration.

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