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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”

John Jordon

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

Tim Mason

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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Big Interview: Douglas Lamont, Innocent Drinks Subscription

26 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Does the chief executive still think Innocent is the game-changing startup he fell in love with? 

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Does CMA boss Alex Chisholm get the Big Picture? Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The CMA has been criticised for its “pointless pseudo-academic analysis” and “conservative, micro-market approach”

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Andrew Joret of the British Egg Industry Council: Big Interview Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By James Halliwell

Eggs are currently enjoying the best comeback since Elvis flew to Vegas

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Tulip CEO Chris Thomas: Big Interview Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Tulip CEO Chris Thomas knows all there is to know about the challenge of keeping Danish bacon on UK plates

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Wyke Farms MD Rich Clothier on Brexit, milk prices and Le Welsh Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Kevin White

The Wyke Farms MD has a tough enough task managing risks in a tumultuous dairy sector without Brexit entering the mix

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Good Hemp: The Big Interview Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Henry Braham and Glynis Murray have built a flourishing business selling milk and oil from hemp

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Sally Barker, SCA MD, on loo rolls, awkwardness and men Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Megan Tatum

SCA MD Sally Barker insists awkwardness is a “cliché”

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Stephen Barlow, Euro Food Brands boss on helping brands grow Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Barlow and operations director Mike Adams have grown sales to a predicted £82m

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Tetra Pak's Stefan Fageräng takes aim at the UK Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By James Halliwell

Tetra Pak is under-represented in the UK, believes its MD for North West Europe

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Camilla Stephens and Mark Campbell on how Higgidy grew up Subscription

10 Dec 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Big Interview with Higgidy’s Camilla Stephens and Mark Campbell

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Britvic GB MD Paul Graham: The Big Interview Subscription

04 Dec 2015 | By Adam Leyland

A lousy summer. The health lobby slinging mud. Retailers ripping out SKUs. Britvic’s GB MD is up for the challenge

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David Rogers, UK MD at Lavazza: Big Interview Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Lavazza is the coffee of choice at fancy hotels. But now UK MD David Rogers is taking the brand into the instant coffee market

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Mary Berry: the Big Interview Subscription

19 Nov 2015 | By Amy North

Mary Berry has built a successful condiments brand and turbocharged home baking sales. So what’s next?

Joe & Seph's

How Joe & Seph's amazing dream came true

04 Nov 2015 | By James Halliwell

Joe & Seph’s premium popcorn has experienced phenomenal growth in its five years. So can it keep doubling in size?

Mark Jeyes

Jeyes CEO Mark Tyldesley has designs on feeling flush Subscription

04 Nov 2015 | By Megan Tatum

After a bumpy ride with pre-tax losses, the restructured Jeyes is on course to clean up with the discounters

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Antonio Carluccio on Cirio tomatoes, farmers and supermarkets Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Big chain economics and centralised cooking form no part of the philosophy of the restaurant founder

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Tesco to scrap 1,700 deputy manager positions in Express stores Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer is looking to create 3,300 new shift leader roles

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Cawston Press appoints Frank Bartlett UK sales director Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Andrew Farrell moves from Tesco to join Cawston Press as head of grocery

Gillian Barker

Gillian Barker becomes part-time advisor at Bridgethorne Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The former director general of GroceryAid will work closely with joint managing directors John Nevens and Andrew Cole

Stan McCarthy, CEO, Kerry Group

Stan McCarthy to retire as Kerry Group chief executive Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

He will be replaced by Edmond Scanlon, currently president and CEO of Kerry Asia Pacific


Greencore, Heron Foods and Subway caught underpaying staff Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Greencore said its underpayment was down to an administrative error that had now been rectified

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Russell Grant resigns from Blakemore Wholesale MD position Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution MD James Russell will take over the role on an interim basis

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Richard Pennycook to join Fenwick as chairman

15 Feb 2017

He replaces Mark Fenwick, who steps down in May

Simon Hay

Simon Hay to step down as CEO of Tesco data arm Dunnhumby

14 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Dunnhumby helped Tesco dominate the UK supermarket industry with the launch of Clubcard

Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2017

United dominates Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

United Wholesale Scotland named Scotland’s top wholesaler at the 15th annual awards in Edinburgh

Craig Bonnar

Craig Bonnar leaves Asda stores role for Travelodge job Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Stores tzar has been with Walmart-owned supermarket for more than 20 years…

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Grant Hearn made sales director at Clearly Drinks Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Before joining the Northumbria Spring owner, he was sales director for frozen smoothie brand Frill

Tim Smith

Tim Smith to retire from role as Tesco technical director Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Smith will continue to be an adviser to the retailer

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