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Danone Dairies’ MD Craig Read on bringing Activia back to life

17 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

Despite the failure of Activia’s relaunch Read is optimistic he can turn around the brand and the ‘stagnated’ yoghurt category

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Hotel Chocolat boss on starting out, 'Slabgate' and making up with Waitrose Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

The Hotel Chocolat founder has built a ‘long-term’ brand – and he’s not letting the supermarkets get their hands on it

Rupert Thomas

Rupert Thomas: innovating with Waitrose's development kitchen Subscription

01 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose’s brand new development kitchen is double the size of its predecessor, and the retailer has big NPD plans

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Meet the man that transformed Lidl's booze and he’s only just 30

29 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Barely 30 years old and already heading up international wine & spirits for Lidl with a catalogue of big wins behind him. How has TNT alumni Ben Hulme done it? 

Tej Lalvani

Tej Lalvani: Vitabiotics, the US and life in the Dragons' Den Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Angelina Mason

The TV ‘Dragon’ and Vitabiotics CEO has his sights set on the US

Aldi Giles Hurley

Giles Hurley big interview: relishing Aldi's disruptor status Subscription

20 Aug 2018 | By Adam Leyland, Steve Farrell

New Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley has watched with “interest” and “fascination” as the tectonic plates of British grocery have shifted

Ken Towle

Big interview: Ken Towle on taking Nisa into a new era Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

New Nisa CEO Ken Towle on how he intends to ‘work back from customers’ and integrate Nisa into Co-op

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Paul Pomroy: forging ahead with a new McDonald's reputation Subscription

31 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

The UK CEO on his quest to educate naysayers and build the McDonald’s brand

joanna jensen childs farm

Joanna Jensen: how Childs Farm went global on word of mouth Subscription

25 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

In the same year Childs Farm secured its first national retail listing, Facebook surpassed one billion users. Few brands could have ridden the rising crest of social media better.

Amelia Harvey

Amelia Harvey on collaboration and The Collective

22 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The self-styled ‘quasi-entrepreneur’ on building a £32m business from scratch

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Paul Lindley on a capital idea to fight obesity Subscription

08 Jul 2018 | By Angelina Mason

With London’s devolved powers, Lindley believes the capital is the best place to start our national battle against the bulge

Jason Cotta

Big Interview: Costa MD Jason Cotta on consciously uncoupling from Whitbread Subscription

31 May 2018 | By James Halliwell

When asked his thoughts on Costa’s split from Whitbread, MD Jason Cotta is as cool as an iced latte

Nigel Railton

Nigel Railton big interview: playing the numbers game

29 May 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Camelot’s new CEO insists he didn’t hesitate when offered the permanent role in November 

Charlie Bigham

Charlie Bigham big interview: the kitchen challenger Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Charlie Bigham refutes many of the labels attached to his multimillion-pound brand..

Cranswick meat

Cranswick's Adam Couch and Jim Brisby: the big interview Subscription

05 May 2018 | By Kevin White

What do you do when you’re a self-confessed meat industry lifer and the sector you’ve grown up in is facing some of the most challenging disruption in decades?

Joshua Lincoln Majestic

Joshua Lincoln of Majestic Wine on turning the business around Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sales at the wine business are growing in a turbulent UK wine market, and customer footfall is on the rise too

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Big interview: Leendert den Hollander on plastic, positivity and the big bang Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Until its dramatic u-turn last year, Coca-Cola was demonised by campaign groups for its role in undermining solutions to plastic pollution

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Jimmy Doherty Unwrapped: how the TV farmer went from ‘four pigs to 40’

10 Mar 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

Making the leap from academic to first-time farmer to TV personality is not something Jimmy Doherty had planned

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No pain, no gain: Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr on connecting the supply chain Subscription

21 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

With his penchant for ironmans and other feats of endurance, Doug Gurr is a glutton for punishment. But it’s the consumer’s pain he’s most focused on

James Watt

BrewDog CEO James Watt: “Sell out? I'd rather shoot myself” Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

BrewDog is no longer an upstart in beer, but it’s lost none of its bite

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