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The class of 2016: Deserved recognition for 36 winners in our Top New Talent Awards Video

17 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

From a record number of nominations and after an exhaustive judging process, the 36 winners celebrated

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James Lousada: the can-do caretaker of Convivial's crown jewels Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

You would think James Lousada would want to steer clear of selling booze to the supermarkets

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Advertising? Nah. We focus on our product like Pret Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Camilla Barnard

When I tell an agency “we don’t advertise” it’s a dead cert that the next question is going to be “so what do you do?”

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Tangerine reassures over sweets supply despite York strikes Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A fourth walkout over pay is expected on 30 December

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Co-op pops up in the right place and the right time Subscription

17 Nov 2016

Sir, Pop-ups are perhaps an overused promotional vehicle at times

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Morrisons Birtley, Chester-le-Street: G33 store of the week Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

I’m proud of the team, it’s a credit to all the colleagues in the store that work so hard

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Darren Robinson, Meridian Foods, on Kylie Minogue & elephants Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

What was your first job? Stacking bales on a farm in Hampshire

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James Lousada: the can-do caretaker of Convivial's crown jewels Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

You would think James Lousada would want to steer clear of selling booze to the supermarkets

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Bidvest chief executive: the Big Interview Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Andrew Selley has turned Bidvest around by no longer ‘obsessing’ with rival Brakes

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The evolution of Deliciously Ella Subscription

12 Oct 2016 | By Megan Tatum

“There’s no part of us that says ‘eat for abs, go on a diet, calorie count’ – we’re the polar opposite”

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Lawrence Hene of Ocado: the big interview Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Ocado’s director of marketing and grocery talks Amazon, on-demand culture, price, profitability, and brand partnerships

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Steve Murrells: the Big Interview Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Since 2013, Co-op Food has “outperformed the market for 13 consecutive quarters, while c-store growth has been double-digit”

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Ornua Foods Europe CEO John Jordan: the Big Interview Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Brexit has fuelled ‘buy British’, but Ornua Europe CEO John Jordan says Irish dairy will always have a place in UK hearts

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Tristram Stuart, the original waste wonk

08 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Years before Hugh FW and Jamie Oliver waged war on waste, Tristram Stuart was fighting to push it up the global agenda

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Tim Mason Big Interview: Ups, downs, and a digital future Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By James Halliwell

After a 30-year run at Tesco, Tim Mason bowed out when Fresh & Easy flopped. What went wrong? And what is he up to now?

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The Blakemore guide to survival Subscription

14 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Peter Blakemore’s Spar-centric empire keeps delivering despite the ever more brutal c-store environment (see MyLocal)

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Sophi Tranchell Big Interview: after the Divine intervention Subscription

02 Jun 2016 | By Megan Tatum

When Divine launched, the provenance of chocolate and the very concept of Fairtrade were unknown

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Is Philip Morris' iQOS the beginning of the end for the cigarette?

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Calling physics graduates! The food & drink sector needs you

24 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

  Physicists have much to offer the food & drink industry but recruitment has been lagging

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Flexible hiring: is grocery missing a trick?

18 Oct 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

It’s time for grocery retail to be bolder when it comes to offering staff more flexible working options, says careers coach Joanna Jacobs

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Why retail is such a great career launch pad

15 Jul 2016 | By Joanna Jacobs

HR consultant Joanna Jacobs looks at the unique opportunities offered by a career in retail



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