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Eat: The Rise of Bread: more condescending than clever Subscription

20 Dec 2014 | By Megan Tatum

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s the foodie dilemma to rival all others, isn’t it?…

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Jamie Oliver kicks off Christmas cookery TV in cracking style

11 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

And lo, the blizzard of Christmas cookery shows has begun, with Jamie’s Cracking Christmas…

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One Stop One Life: fascinating account of grocery's evolution

06 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

The rise of the discounters is often referred to as a recent phenomenon, but in reality it’s been going since 1964…

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McVitie's baby animals show the way on Christmas TV ads

06 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

A cockapoo puppy named Rosie joined my family this year. I never cared for dogs but my wife and kids wanted one…

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Pop(corn) art: Streatham stars get film food tribute

19 Dec 2014

Hungry cinemagoers at Odeon’s Streatham cinema were this week surprised to find celebrities hiding in their popcorn…


Titania's alternative Christmas carols

18 Dec 2014 | By Titania Touché

Good King (ex) Justin looked out / Seeking a successor…

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The Co-op remembers Christmas with a funny, fresh ad

18 Dec 2014 | By Mark Dishman

The Co-op is a little late to the party with its Christmas ad, but it has cleverly made a virtue of it…


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Make it meaningful

18 Dec 2014

John Barton’s comments on the need for brands to “make content meaningful” (29 November, p22) highlight an issue that needs greater consideration by marketers…


£10 gap must thrill Asda

18 Dec 2014

 Your ever-excellent G33 shows Asda (again!) has won the Christmas basket…

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Tesco supply chain issue

18 Dec 2014

I really hope Dave Lewis can turn the boat around…



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