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Greater clarity as to what craft beer is can only be helpful

28 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The US Brewers Association has launched a new seal of authenticity for craft brewers. Time for the UK to follow suit

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The timing of this latest round of Tesco job cuts doesn’t look good Subscription

28 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Can ’Drastic Dave’ justify these cuts and will Tesco’s promise that they are being done for good reason stand up to scrutiny?

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Booze boffins praise curves

28 Jun 2017

Oxford University’s booze-focused boffins have been testing how glass shape affects taste

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Genoa bends rules of the sky for pesto

28 Jun 2017

The city is so proud of its sauce that passengers may now take more than 100ml on to flights

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What Unilever’s AI hiring experiment tells us about the future of grocery recruitment Subscription

27 Jun 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The fmcg giant is trying out a new way to hire for some entry-level positions, which is driven almost entirely by algorithms

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Wholesalers: prepare for disruption

27 Jun 2017 | By Paul Cuatrecasas

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shows it is determined to dominate all areas of retail

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Pride yourself on green credentials? Check your supply chain

14 Jun 2017 | By Ian Firth

Not all products that are farmed or made in an environmentally sensitive manner can boast equally sustainable credentials

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Why GDPR could spell data upheaval for retailers

08 Jun 2017 | By Duncan Brewer

Imagine having no or significantly less customer data: you’d be without a key competitive advantage…

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The organic revolution forges ahead

01 Jun 2017 | By Anna Rosier

2017 marks 25 years of Organix, it’s Duchy Organics’ 25th birthday, and the 70th anniversary of the Soil Association

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Wholesalers: prepare for disruption

27 Jun 2017 | By Paul Cuatrecasas

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shows it is determined to dominate all areas of retail

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A business case for investing in food & drink startups

14 Jun 2017 | By Richard O'Gorman

the focus on natural, healthy, and organic products is creating opportunities for smaller, ‘authentic’ independent lines

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Learn from Weetabix in China

08 Jun 2017 | By Arnold Ma

The recent sale of Weetabix to US company Post Holdings reminds us of how Weetabix struggled to gain share in China

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OUTDOOR Pub lunch

Insect promotions are Karoline's latest way to create Buzz

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I am envisaging a summer of decadent lunches on a sun-drenched Mayfair terrace…

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