Blog Archives

Plant Power to the People!

Eating up our vegetables used to be a chore but, now, it’s becoming a lifestyle statement. If we aren’t woofing down courgetti, we’re swigging holier-than-thou kale and spirulina smoothies. So, what’s going on? Two principal things which are inter-linked: we’re

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Consumer, Health, Uncategorized

Sugar is No Sweet Topic!

The redoubtable Director General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, two years ago accused “Big Food, Big Soda and Big Alcohol” of being as evil as “Big Tobacco”. Why so? Well, for “Big Soda” her criticism focused on high sugar content

Tagged with:
Posted in Consumer, Health

Excuse Me, but What’s Immigration Got to Do with the State of the Food Industry?

Quite a lot, really! But, first, we’ll front up – we’re both immigrants (British-born Hughes managed to slip into Canada back in the 1970’s and Spaniard Flavian legged it to London in 2012). As we all know from reading the

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Consumer, Supply Chain

What Do Shoppers Want in Their Food?

Sitting in a café sipping a decaffeinated almond milk latte and reading the weekend edition of The Times, it’s easy to think that Europeans have crossed The Rubicon when it comes to food eating. Food journalists are lyrical on the

Posted in Consumer, Credentials

TV Interview to Prof David Hughes. BNN – Changing Plates: The future of food

Professor David Hughes joins BNN (Canada) to predict the next big trends affecting food industry. BNN – Watch TV Online | Changing Plates: The future of food – Part 2: Global food volatility.

Posted in Consumer, Trends

How low can you go?

Fifty three years ago (1962), Chubby Checker had a hit parade smash success with “Limbo Rock” which had the memorable strap line “How Low Can You Go?!”. It sounds like the clarion call of the UK grocery industry this year!

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Consumer, Promotions

We need to sell wonky vegetables!

Consumers are an irrational bunch – we’ll bend over backwards to save a few pennies on our grocery shopping and, then, end up throwing away mountains of food because we bought too much or forgot it in the back of

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Consumer, Fresh Products, Supply Chain

Enter your email address to follow this blog and authorise us to send you notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,058 other followers

About the authors
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.