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Danny Alexander

Scottish independence debate: Danny Alexander attacks ‘intimidation’

09 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

The Grocer spoke to chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, on the potential implications of Scottish independence for the food and drink industry.

Jonathan Fitchew

Independence: should we go it alone on recruitment? Subscription

21 Sep 2014 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Before everyone gets up in arms, let me put it out there: I am Scottish-born…

Tesco non-exec chairman Sir Richard Broadbent

Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent under fire over accounting mess

22 Sep 2014 | By Ian Quinn

The position of Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent is coming under fierce scrutiny after the latest events to hit the retailer rocked the City.

Co-op instore

The Co-op Group to enlist community engagement 'pioneers'

20 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group is introducing a ‘community pioneer’ in each of its stores…

Asda Huyton

Store of the week: Asda Huyton Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

We have an in-store Barclays, which is very popular with some of the local community whose local bank has shut down…

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Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman, Chi Coconut Drinks, on films & walkie talkies Subscription

20 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

My first job was doing magic at children’s parties, aged 12…

Ronnie Bartlett

Ronnie Bartlett: Albert Bartlett's ruler of the Rooster potato Subscription

21 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Ronnie Bartlett aims to get everyone munching more spuds by returning to the frozen aisle…

Andy Brown, Taylor's of Harrogate

Andy Brown of Taylors of Harrogate: The Big Interview Subscription

07 Aug 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Yorkshire Tea and the Tour de France are unlikely bedfellows. But MD Andy Brown certainly seems on the right track…


Levi Roots: The Big Interview Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By James Halliwell

A high-profile court case – and a 17% slump in sales of its hero sauces line last year – made Levi Roots ‘wake up’…

Ken McMeikan

Ken McMeikan CEO Brakes: Big Interview Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

CEO Ken McMeikan believes Brakes is back on track. His role is to keep it there – and make it go faster…

Christine Tacon, Adjudicator

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon: One year in Subscription

23 Jun 2014 | By James Halliwell

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon speaks to The Grocer about her first year in the role, and a new pledge on ‘forensic auditing’ by eight major supermarkets.

diana hunter

Diana Hunter, Conviviality Retail CEO: the Big Interview

20 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

She’s overseen a flotation, two acquisitions and a major overhaul of the company’s franchise model and there’s plenty more…

sir phillip green

BHS Food: Sir Philip Green is heading your way Subscription

06 Jun 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

He’s a retail legend who mixes it with supermodels and celebrities. Now he’s got his eye on little old convenience…

paul schaafsma

Paul Schaafsma Big Interview: The Ultimate Accolade Subscription

30 May 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Paul Schaafsma is determined to transform the drinks behemoth into a more agile and strategically focused outfit…

Fiona Kendrick

Fiona Kendrick, Nestlé's UK CEO, on people and palm oil Subscription

02 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

UK CEO Fiona Kendrick is making sure Nestlé’s £500m investment plan for Britain supports a fresh influx of young talent…

Adam Couch

Cranswick's Adam Couch on transforming the premium pork specialist Subscription

25 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Cranswick CEO Adam Couch reveals how he plans to transform the business from premium pork into premium food specialist…


Morrisons' interim like-for-like sales were down 7.4%. Has it now stopped the rot?

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Jimmy Cregan

Planning a PR stunt? Ask for forgiveness, not permission Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Jimmy Cregan

I thought a giant one-tonne hailstone full of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee crashing on to the beach would be pretty fun…

Tesco Trowbridge

Dave Lewis era at Tesco heralds joined-up business plans

07 Sep 2014 | By David Sables

Tesco still commands about £1 in every £8 spent on all UK retail spending…

Business woman

Three key ingredients all successful people have in common Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Baker

What do successful people have in common? We may think they’re cleverer, have luckier breaks and are more ruthless…

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It’s a tale of two extremes in the spirits market. At one end, sales of premium spirits are flying, boosted by eye-catching brand extensions such as Smirnoff Gold vodka featuring edible pieces of 23 carat gold, and Bacardi Gold



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