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food waste mountain

Tesco has taken a backward step in dropping food waste report Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco deservedly won plaudits from politicians and campaigners when, in October 2013, it became the first supermarket to c…

Red Wine

Horizon's van Tulleken twin booze experiments are entertaining Subscription

21 May 2015 | By James Halliwell

Who’d be a twin? As a baby you get half the attention you deserve, as a teen you worry if your twin is better-looking…

British caviar

The World's Most Expensive Foods: flush foodies flash the cash Subscription

15 May 2015 | By James Halliwell

Mind-blowing sex aside, the best things in life are certainly not free. They cost an absolute fortune.

Ian Quinn

Pick Your Own takes personalised shopping to the next level

08 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Pick Your Own Promotions may tempt fringe shoppers to stick around at Waitrose and not just for free coffee…

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Pulled Pork bpex ad lazy

Pulled pork ad is so laid back it forgets essential information Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Mark Dishman

We see a bloke lob a hunk of pork into the oven, then relax - to a comically ludicrous level

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My Week… By Richard Pennycook (as told to Bill Tush) Subscription

21 May 2015

This has been a momentous week for global democracy, and I’m not referring to the elimination…


Llandudno proves its tart credentials

07 May 2015

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – a grocery-based fable of the perils…


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Own label has become a star player in fmcg Subscription

21 May 2015

Once considered the poor relation of branded products, own label is becoming a hugely important part of the fmcg industry


Yoghurt's savoury appeal will draw in new shoppers Subscription

21 May 2015

Yoghurt, plastic and The Co-op - it’s this week’s letters

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Annabel Karmel tells Ella's: let's work together on babyfood Subscription

14 May 2015

After last week’s letter to Annabel, she responds to criticisms raised by Paul Lindley

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