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Dragging heels: why UK business is lagging on gender diversity Subscription

20 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

With representation of women at board level lagging, businesses are being urged to improve standards on gender diversity…

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Poundland CEO Jim McCarthy: the Big Interview Subscription

14 May 2015 | By James Halliwell

The £55m deal for rival 99p Stores is on hold while the CMA investigates. So what does Jim McCarthy plan in the meantime?…

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Taming the email beast: bring in some rules to win back time Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

We’ve forgotten how emails revolutionised communication, enabling faster responses and better services for our customers

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Dave Lewis could make over £6.5m a year from pay deal

21 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The total, which is dependent on performance, would be over five times his annual salary

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Farm Africa Food for Good campaign gets £5m industry pledge Subscription

30 Mar 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The new commitment to the charity, which aims to end hunger in Africa by investing in community-led projects, was announced at an event on 23 March sponsored by Typhoo.

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Tony Connolly, Morrisons Aylesbury: G33 store of the week Subscription

28 May 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

We have a really great, well-established team here in the business with some key employees in core positions…

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Carl Sutton, Poundstretcher, on his job offer to Lady Gaga Subscription

15 May 2015

East 17, Lady Gaga and motorways feature heavily in Carl Sutton’s Q&A

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Jeremy Dee of Swizzels Matlow: talking sugar and One Direction Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Since Jeremy Dee dragged the nation’s favourite sweets into the 21st century, sales have gone in only One Direction– Up.

Booths CEO Chris Dee

Chris Dee, Booths CEO: The Big Interview Subscription

21 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

He became the first non-family member to take charge at Booths in February, so what does new CEO Chris Dee have planned?…

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Rob Amar, MD of RH Amar: The Big Interview

06 Mar 2015 | By Megan Tatum

RH Amar’s MD is widening the speciality supplier’s reach, from looking beyond its Med heartland to selling to discounters…

Ian York

Ian York of Poundstrecher: looking beyond single digits Subscription

27 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Poundstretcher is making a comeback, and for new boss Ian York it represents a reinvention

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Mondelez's Mary Barnard on Cadbury, Bournville and Creme Eggs Subscription

21 Feb 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The first woman at the helm of Cadbury is determined to prove Mondelez is a sound steward of its UK operations…

Allan Leighton

Allan Leighton: Exclusive interview with the new chairman of Co-op Subscription

19 Feb 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Our editor Adam Leyland gets an exclusive interview with Allan Leighton covering the chairman’s thoughts on the business, Ursula Lidbetter and his role

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Paddy Power: Ella's Kitchen boss Paul Lindley's new adventure Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By James Halliwell

Ella’s Kitchen entrepreneur Paul Lindley on Paddy’s Bathroom, his socially and economically powerful new bathtime venture…

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Paul Tripp, Soreen MD: Big Interview Subscription

19 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Rolling up his sleeves (and talking to customers), baking veteran Paul Tripp worked miracles on unique malt loaf Soreen…

Stuart MacFarlane

Stuart MacFarlane Big Interview: It's Good to Talk Subscription

10 Jan 2015 | By Adam Leyland

One year into his new role as zone president of AB InBev Europe, Stuart MacFarlane talks exclusively to The Grocer…

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Bruce Langlands and the hallowed halls of Harrods: big interview Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

Harrods is the most famous shop in the world. Over seven floors of prime West London real estate, it sells wickedly expens…


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Business woman

We need to talk about gender diversity in the industry

23 Feb 2015 | By Megan Tatum

The challenge lies in tackling subconscious biases that continue to block talented female candidates from promotion

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Self-awareness is key to effective team communications Subscription

18 Dec 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

During the course of my work I’m always intrigued to understand why we naturally click with some people…

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Taking stock: even when work is busy, you need to prioritise Subscription

06 Dec 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

I’m writing this column sat in the snug part of a pub (playing horrific regional radio) in St Ives, Cornwall…

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