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Mary Portas proves her point with Secret Shopper Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By James Halliwell

Mary Portas was back with a bang on the eponymous Secret Shopper this week…

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Heston unlocks the Recipe for Romance with customary insanity

13 Feb 2015 | By James Halliwell

Is there a secret culinary formula to spice up your love life?” asked Heston Blumenthal on Recipe for Romance…

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Eat Well for Less: Gregg Wallace doles out idiotic advice

08 Feb 2015 | By James Halliwell

Once the BBC crumbles, it’s hard to predict what will become of Gregg Wallace…

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Jamie and Jimmy's food waste fight: a bit late, but hats off

30 Jan 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Jamie Oliver loves a campaign. He’s taken on the might of Michael Gove, put troubled teens to work in his restaurants…

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Slice of justice: Magna Carta's birthday cake

28 Feb 2015

Here’s the Magna Carta. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the document…


Marmite man gives thanks for his life

28 Feb 2015

Marmite: we’re constantly told we either love or hate the sticky, yeasty stuff…


'Cakeage' charges hit Londoners

28 Feb 2015

It’s nice to bring a birthday cake to a restaurant. Usually…


With Coca-Cola sales in decline, what difference will its new branding and marketing strategy make?

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Gulp misuse of science will confuse consumers

20 Feb 2015

Nutrition advice should be consistent and based on robust and up-to-date scientific evidence…

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Range review proactivity

20 Feb 2015

The decision by Tesco to reduce the number of products it stocks

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Online only for surfing

20 Feb 2015

The recent article on ROPO shoppers highlights the work still to be done 



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