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Cadbury’s legal team will be on purple alert following latest Court of Appeal ruling Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Pantone might have sparked controversy with its new colour for 2019, but the shade that’s the biggest headliner right now is ‘Cadbury purple’

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Be courageous, build confidence: act on those opportunities

10 Dec 2018 | By Jennifer Baker

Courage is what you have when you face something scary, and you do it anyway. Confidence is what you have after you’ve done it

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CBD drinks: the rewards could well outweigh the challenges

07 Dec 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Few would have expected cannabis to be the next big wellness ingredient

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Tesco fraud trial is thrown out... so who was to blame?

07 Dec 2018 | By Adam Leyland

The SFO smelt blood. And in Bush and Scouler (and UK finance director Carl Rogberg) it thought it had found the villains of the piece


Tesco court case has changed grocery forever Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Even to a lawyer who once prosecuted mass murderer Fred West, a courtroom ordeal such as this was unusual

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Co-op's Christmas ad is reassuringly bland Video

06 Dec 2018 | By Mark Dishman

The Co-op’s festive effort focuses on some buddies discussing the point at which they start ‘feeling Christmassy’

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How to build a growing scheme with farmers based on trust

06 Dec 2018 | By Richard Plant

We formed close relationships with our growers and brought them together with our bakers to celebrate the production loop, says Pladis UK & Ireland’s Richard Plant

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What retailers can learn from the success of 'cheap and cheerful' B&M Bargains

06 Dec 2018 | By Jeremy Garlick

B&M works very hard to deliver what matters to consumers, says Jeremy Garlick, Partner at Insight Traction

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How small brands can make a big difference to refugees' lives

06 Dec 2018 | By Cat Gazzoli

Brands looking to make a positive change should find a retail partner who will champion their causes, says Cat Gazzoli, founder of Piccolo babyfood

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Food and drink must be at the table when it comes to action on waste Subscription

05 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

You don’t have to be David Attenborough to work out there needs to be a step-change in the packaging used by the food and drink industry

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Inexperienced and ignorant buyers are choking the life from suppliers

05 Dec 2018 | By David Sables

Product empathy is disappearing, and new buying models are compounding the problem, says David Sables

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An energy drinks ban based on no evidence would set a dangerous precedent Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

You cannot have ministers making decisions based on knee-jerk reactions about what is popular among parents

Part two of our Christmas ad review

What search data can tell us about the impact of supermarket Christmas ads

04 Dec 2018 | By Harry Walker

Cultural playfulness, fun and emotional connections are winning with shoppers, says Google’s Harry Walker

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How UK retail can help slash the environmental impact of rice farming

04 Dec 2018 | By Chris Brown

Rice production currently emits the same level of CO2 as Germany, says Chris Brown, global head of environment at Olam International

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Is Pret making sufficient progress with its allergy labelling overhaul? Subscription

03 Dec 2018 | By Carina Perkins

CEO Clive Schlee announced on Friday the company had finally rolled out its first full ingredient labelling pilot

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When is a promise not a pledge? It’s all in the Ts&Cs

30 Nov 2018 | By Adam Leyland

It has emerged that Waitrose quietly scaled its price match pledge back to 1,000 lines in April 2017

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Kellogg's is late to the party, but it has done sterling work

30 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

After years of resistance, Kellogg’s announced this week it would begin rollout in January of new packs

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Evolution of the Christmas ads shows social media's value

30 Nov 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Lidl’s riposte to (and Waitrose’s tacit support of) the John Lewis effort has also made for some interesting reactive mark

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Watchdog shows determination with food allergy investigation Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The tragic consequences of inadequately flagging up allergens in food has come under heavy scrutiny in recent months

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Paul Polman: fall guy, good guy, good bye Subscription

29 Nov 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Paul Polman has gone earlier than everyone expected, but there’s no doubt he leaves a strong legacy

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