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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…

Food waste rotting bananas

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…

High street sign

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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NPD is not shouting out - shoppers don't notice it

23 Apr 2014

We don’t necessarily need more NPD, we need better NPD…

Selling to real people

23 Apr 2014

It’s a well known fact that 20%-50% of purchasing decisions are achieved through word of mouth.

The colour purple

23 Apr 2014

Cadbury has exhausted its appeals to trademark its purple Pantone 2685C, but this may not be the last attempt by Mondelez to stop others using Dairy Milk’s iconic purple “hue”.



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