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Shopgirls had a tad too much of the red light slur about it Subscription

28 Jun 2014 | By James Halliwell

BBC2’s Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter had a tad too much of the red light slur about it…

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Sainsbury's rivals must be kicking themselves about Netto deal

28 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Dansk Supermarked and Sainsbury’s plan to bring Netto back to the UK has impressed analysts…

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Breadline Kids - a colossal and impractical wreck?

14 Jun 2014 | By Ian Quinn

One industry figure said this week that tackling food poverty is a bit like eating an elephant…

Jamie Oliver

Jamie's Money Saving Meals: eminently watchable

07 Jun 2014 | By Liz Hamson

He may be heavier of jowl, gruffer of voice… quiffier of hair, but Jamie Oliver still knows how to give good food TV…

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Snake Venom is world's strongest beer: anyone fangs-y one?

12 Jul 2014

BrewDog’s campaign to get the World Cup to Scotland might prove a little public for Fifa’s tastes…

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BrewDog bribes Blatter to bring the World Cup to Scotland

12 Jul 2014

With all the fuss about the allegedly dodgy 2022 Qatar jamboree, the pseudo-punks at BrewDog have spotted an opportunity…


'Murrisons' Wimbledon gets behind Andy Murray

28 Jun 2014

The Morrisons store in Wimbledon is getting into the sporty spirit, revealing a temporary ‘Murrisons’ fascia…


What will the new organic report, which says organic food is healthier, do for sales?

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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…

Cheerfull Gold apples

Fresh fruit is not fresh

05 Jul 2014

I have been unable to buy a crispy, fresh apple…

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Devil in the regs’ details

05 Jul 2014

I read with interest the story ‘Bidvest 3663 sounds alert over label regs,’…



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