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Some Winners and Losers in Food & Drink Purchases During the Covid Crisis

Often, we’re wary of consumer surveys relating to food and health – we want to eat healthier, but it’s so tempting to indulge in a naughty snack! Mid-Covid, USA consumers claim to be eating healthier/making healthier choices and, although taste

Posted in Consumer, Fresh Products, Trends

Dr Food Weekly Food Business Insights – Example: Issue 02

Thanks to all of you for your interest in our new Weekly Food Business Insights but, particularly, for those who have registered! If you haven’t had the time to peek at “the product”, we’ve posted a previous week’s Insights to

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Dr. Food Weekly Food Business Insights

Hi and thanks for taking a peek at our blog over the past few years. We hope you’ve been both entertained and informed with our notes about developments in food and grocery markets. Covid-19 will continue to transform the nature

Posted in Consumer, General

Ten Pointers About the Food Chain Post-Covid

We don’t usually reach for a quote from Lenin to kick-off a blog but, in a pensive moment, Vladimir Ilyich mused “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”. Ten weeks of lockdown, with travel

Posted in Consumer, General, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Trends

Trust Me, I’m a Farmer (or Fisherman)!

Big corporates – supermarkets and fmcg – are courting farmers and fisherfolk again. Is this a Covid-19 thing that induces love for primary food producers? Yes but it’s more than a kneejerk coronavirus response. One outcome of a pandemic or,

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Could Fake Meat “Out-Chicken” Chicken?

How’re you all doing? Miguel’s family had a scare – his wife was very poorly for 3 weeks but is much better now. David, self-isolating in his bunker, has been grumbling about Government spokespeople listing the criteria for those considered

Posted in Fresh Products, Sustainability, Trends, Vegetarian

What Did You Do in the Coronavirus War, Daddy?

Well, what a to-do! Just as the nation achingly comes to terms with Brexit, we’re sand-bagged with COVID-19. Bugger! But, on the brighter side, our viral tribulations, apparently, are evoking the cooperative, all pulling together spirit of The War Years

Posted in Consumer, General, Supply Chain, Trends

Accelerated Change in the Food Industry: Remember The Boiled Frog!

Two years ago Amazon, one of the online shopping world behemoths, confounded analysts by announcing that it was about to buy Whole Foods – an up-market bricks and mortar grocery shopping chain (June 16th, 2017). Share prices of major grocery

Posted in Convenience, Foodservice, Hypermarkets, Online, Trends

Who’ll Be in the Mind’s Eye of the Global Consumer for Providing Meal Solutions in the 2020’s?: Likely NOT Big Food and Traditional Supermarkets!

Don’t you just love those old fashioned advertisements that pluck at our heart strings regaling us about how we used to shop and put meals on the table for the family. The classic 1970s Hovis advertisement turned out to be

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Posted in Convenience, Foodservice

What’s All The Fuss About Flexitarians and Faux Meat?

Well, we’ve got through Veganuary and, if you’re to believe all the media hype, the comfortably-off Western world is eschewing meat. January saw a torrent of plant-based meat lookalike products and vegetarian fare flood onto markets in Europe and North

Posted in Consumer, Health, Trends, Vegetarian
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Prof David Hughes: Around the world, David speaks to senior agribusiness and food industry managers about global food industry developments that are and will affect their businesses and industry. Energetic, engaging, humorous and insightful, David gains the very highest evaluations at seminars, conferences and Board level discussions in every continent he visits. Miguel Flavián: works for several Spanish organisations and companies to help them to learn from the developments of the British grocery market and improve their business back home.