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Mind the Gap ….. in the UK Grocery Market!

You’ve got to keep on your toes in the UK grocery retail industry – sneak a weekend away in Berlin on the back of your trip to Fruit Logistica and, on your return, another hard discounter has popped out of

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Fresh Victims of the Price War: Why Commodity Fruit and Vegetables are Going Bananas!

It’s tough out there in the grocery retail trenches and commodity fruit and veg. is slap-bang in the firing line like so much cannon fodder. We blame bananas and milk ably aided and abetted by the hard discounters! We’re training

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What Did You Do in the Supermarket Wars, Daddy?

We keep banging on about the havoc caused by the hard discounters in the UK grocery market. Well, that’s because they are very disruptive and will continue to be so and so will others! Back in 2011, Sainsbury’s launched its

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Store Wars: Armageddon for Supermarkets but Let the Good Times Roll for Shoppers?!

Two weeks ago (May 6th), David Tyler Chairman of Sainsbury’s making the best of a bad job opined “our profitability and sales have shown good resilience relative to our listed peers”! In short, JS had lost less ground in sales

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Value to Shout About: The Aldi and Lidl Way

Back in the late-1990’s, dismal days for Sainsbury’s, the supermarket chain launched a high profile advertising campaign using John Cleese eccentrically stalking the aisles shouting about the great value of Sainsbury’s products. Buoyant, bumptious Tesco  were beating them up on

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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.