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Amazon is Go - but will the concept really work in the UK?

15 Feb 2019 | By Adam Leyland

Perhaps Amazon sees our facility with self-scanning technology as a strength

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The Secret Lives of Slim People leaves slimmers none the wiser

15 Feb 2019 | By Megan Tatum

What’s the big secret of slimming? Well, there isn’t one really

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Theresa May can play fast and loose with jam but not people’s livelihoods Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The PM might be cutting back on food waste with her jam habits, but it’s not exactly great advice for the public

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How Eat 17 is reimagining the local grocery store concept

14 Feb 2019 | By Tim Mason

Tim Mason, CEO of Eagle Eye, is impressed by the chain’s new and exciting convenience retail format

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Hands-off launches like RXBar reflect increasing hunger for ‘independent’ brands Subscription

13 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The discreet UK rollout of Kellogg’s RXBar may raise eyebrows, but it’s not unusual for big suppliers to play it low-and-slow

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Even healthy businesses have been put in a Brexit planning stranglehold

13 Feb 2019 | By Wayne Hudson

We at Birds Eye are directing time and money towards Brexit planning instead of improving our business, says Wayne Hudson, managing director at Birds Eye


It's time for retailers to evolve smartphone grocery shopping strategies

13 Feb 2019 | By John Nevens

If your content is not ready for mobile, you are not truly ready for e-commerce, says John Nevens, joint managing director of Bridgethorne

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Brexit tensions are driving a wedge between government and industry Subscription

12 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

As the UK teeters closer to the brink of a no deal, it’s becoming impossible for the industry to keep a lid on concerns


The 'Eat them to defeat them' ad teaches children vegetables are a menace

12 Feb 2019 | By Joanna Blythman

We should challenge the idea that kids don’t like vegetables, says Joanna Blythman


Radio 4 puts a human face to the stats in High Street Blues

12 Feb 2019 | By Megan Tatum

A good chunk of The Untold – High Street Blues was heartbreaking stuff

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There’s no room for jade eggs or pseudoscience in Goop’s Netflix show Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Emma Weinbren

Netflix has reportedly signed a deal to create a Goop documentary series

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How Aldi keeps getting things right

11 Feb 2019 | By Jeremy Garlick

Aldi and Lidl have had a profound impact on our industry in the past five years, taking almost all the growth, says Jeremy Garlick, partner at Insight Traction


Ocado and M&S: there's no smoke without fire

08 Feb 2019 | By Adam Leyland

The fire is a serious blow to Ocado in the short term, with 10% of its UK capacity taken out

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Manage business relationships like you would your love life

08 Feb 2019 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Perseverance and nurture are key to any successful relationship, whether in romance or business

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From baby bananas to mango-plums: the latest trends from Fruit Logistica Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

If you’re among those who think the humble plum can’t be improved upon, read on

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‘Natasha’s Law’ can ensure some good comes of our daughter’s death

07 Feb 2019 | By Tanya & Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

We believe the time has come for full information and transparency about what is in our food, say Tanya & Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

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What the Graze deal tells us about Unilever’s D2C strategy Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

D2C has been important for Unilever since its acquisition of Dollar Shave Club in 2016

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HMRC’s Brexit plans aren’t enough. Business needs long-term details Subscription

05 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink leaders were soon to point out the latest emergency proposals were full of holes

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It's time for suppliers to re-evaluate the stunning rise of Aldi and Lidl

05 Feb 2019 | By David Sables

A staggering sales growth of 10% over Christmas signals that the discounters may be unstoppable, says David Sables, CEO of Sentinel Management Consultants

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Poland’s ‘sick cow’ scandal is a reminder of the EU’s food safety net Subscription

04 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

If these practices turn out to be more widespread, this will be the biggest meat scandal in Europe since Horsegate

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