26 February 2011

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  • Critical Eye... on patients, petfood, pizza and puke Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Only those who've had the misfortune to eat hospital food will know how revolting it is. I certainly didn't appreciate quite how bad until I experienced it first hand.

  • Crisps gain ‘typically Kentish’ dimension Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    A Kent-based speciality rapeseed oil supplier is taking on Tyrrells and Kettle Chips with a range of locally sourced crisps. Quex Foods is launching Kent Crisps into delis, farmshops and fine food stores around the county next week. The...

  • Co-op to train a new farming generation Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    The Co-operative Farms, the farming arm of The Co-operative Group, is launching an apprenticeship scheme to find the next generation of farmers to supply its stores with no experience necessary. In the first stage of a broader scheme,...

  • Common sense and lads’ mags Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Sir, Following an article in the Daily Mail quoting Mumsnet as allegedly saying the National Federation of Retail Newsagents has refused to display 'lads' mags' above kids' eye level, the NFRN has been inundated by enquiries from journalists seeking...

  • Comfort matters less than value Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Sir, In response to Bryan Ubrick on consumers looking to brands that offer "emotional nurturing and seem genuine" in economic times (Third Party, 29 January), while it is certainly true that people are looking for more than just sell, sell, sell...

  • Charles Wilson Q&A: Tesco 'is the scariest beast in UK grocery' Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Everyone should worry about Tesco, says Charles Wilson. This week’s guest editor tells Adam Leyland why – and what else he’s keeping an eye on

  • Chains apply pressure over planning policies Subscription

    28 Feb 2011

    The government is coming under intense pressure from large retail chains to relax planning laws on ­out-of-town developments, The Grocer has learned. According to a senior planning source, Asda has joined forces with leading retailers...

  • Carrefour in Boots beauty tie-up as French giant bids to offload discount arm Subscription

    02 Mar 2011

    Carrefour has agreed a tie-up with Alliance Boots in a move that mirrors the high street chemist’s UK arrangement with Waitrose. As well as putting Boots beauty products on Carrefour’s shelves, the duo will “explore healthcare partnership possibilities” in emerging markets.

  • Careers File: Control freaks must step back and learn the art of true management Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Having been promoted from manger to an executive role, I have been criticised for being too hands-on. I am a good and effective manager but stepping back seems counter-intuitive.

  • Campaign Trail: The chew challenge returns Subscription

    26 Feb 2011

    Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles is returning to TV for the first time in four years as part of a £4m push for the Nestlé brand. The new commercial, on air from 12 March, uses the previously used 'chew challenge', with a young man trying to impress a...

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