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Ken Hom shows why we all love him on Food & Drink

24 Jul 2014 | By James Halliwell

Everyone loves Ken Hom. He’s so smiley, and he cooks a mean Chinese, which is a brilliant combination…

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Premiumisation only half the story as cheap stuff gets cheaper

19 Jul 2014 | By Rob Brown

William Grant’s MD Chris Mason used the word ‘premium’ five times in his introduction to Grant’s drinks market report…

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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…

Nick Clegg

Chin up! Nick Clegg books in for boozy Sunday Brunch

26 Jul 2014

In an attempt to connect with ordinary folk, our deputy prime minister popped up last week on Sunday Brunch…

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Flirty Tesco's hashtag fail

26 Jul 2014

It’s been a quiet week for Tesco, so Britain’s biggest supermarket has been stirring up some social media ‘noise’…


Vermin for tea with delicious new book

26 Jul 2014

Plagued by pigeons, ravaged by rabbits or suffering a surfeit of squirrels?…


Can Dave Lewis make a go of it as CEO of Tesco?

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Owen Paterson's green blobs: some would shrink UK farming

26 Jul 2014

We suspect some environmental NGOs would like to shrink British farming…

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Plastic bar war must be kept up says Midcounties Co-op

26 Jul 2014

We have reduced our carrier bag usage by 2.1 million carrier bags across our food stores so far this year…

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Pig horror? Get real

26 Jul 2014

Last week’s Critical Eye was less a review of the Channel 4 Food Unwrapped programme on bacon than a diatribe about the pig slaughter process…



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