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Daily Brunch with Ocado: flat TV and a missed opportunity

17 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

Daytime TV has a well-deserved reputation for vacuous repetition, and the first episode of Daily Brunch with Ocado…

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The Great British Bake Off finale: perfectionism triumphs

09 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

To the final of The Great British Bake Off, and everyone was on splendid form…

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Fish and chips and the great open or wrapped conundrum

04 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

For centuries the greatest minds in history have pondered the biggest questions in life…

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Tesco's Cheshunt Four have been treated appallingly by the media

27 Sep 2014 | By Adam Leyland

Announcing its Scale for Good manifesto in 2013, Tesco admitted trust among its supplier base was lacking…


Dirty secret of grubby truffles

18 Oct 2014

Truffles! Here at Grocer HQ we’re always grating them over our microwave ready meal lunches…

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Prawn sandwich brigade line up for Roy Keane's book

18 Oct 2014

Infamously aggressive former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has a new book out…

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Claw blimey! '50ft crab' menaces Whitstable

18 Oct 2014

An apparently slow news week has prompted at least two national newspapers to report on the story of a 50ft crab…


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Private-label pride

23 Oct 2014

It is good news for the retail sector and private label that Tesco has revamped its new ‘BD Beauty Secrets’ range…

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Internet of things to do

23 Oct 2014

While there’s little doubt as to the potentially vast impact The Internet of Things (IoT) will have on the industry…


Coupon confusion

23 Oct 2014

Your mystery shopper’s experience at our Whitley Bay store for last week’s Grocer 33 remains a mystery indeed…



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