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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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Red Hot Revolution in the World of Food Retail and Food Service

Twenty years ago, the share price of fledgling Amazon.Com was $1.49 and over the next 10 years the company burned money ferociously, made no profits and the share price moved slowly up to $68. Clearly, some investors believed in the

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Drink Up Your Vegetables or There’ll Be No Dessert!

The health & well-being trend in food is well-documented but, as we’ve noted previously, eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day seems unattainable for most families across Europe. In the UK, consumption statistics are based on actual fresh

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Shall We Eat Out Tonight or Eat Out-In?

About 830,000 people bought the Marks & Spencer “Valentine’s Day £20 ($30) Meal Deal for Two” which was comprised of  coquilles St. Jacques, Beef Wellington, a side of vegetables, profiteroles for dessert, a box of fancy chocolates and a bottle

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Tesco Bringing Theatre & Food Service to Big Box Retailing?

Should we shoot Tesco and put it out of its misery? We don’t think so – it’s far from being a basket case and is doing everything it can to revive and thrive and be the leading light in UK

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Posted in Convenience, Credentials, Foodservice

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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.