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New Age Food & Drink Stealing The Clothes Of Culinary Classics: Is It Fair Play Or Are They Fair Game?!

Have you noticed that the food industry’s “Old Guard” – meat, milk and wheat products – have been taking a good bashing in recent years? Swathes of consumers eschew these nutritional staples because of: perceived food intolerances (e.g. gluten, lactose);

Posted in Fresh Products, Health

What Can We Learn from the Spanish about Eating and Selling More Fruit and Vegetables?

We Brits are wimpy consumers of fresh produce relative to our Iberian neighbours – rough and ready data suggests that Spanish families consume double the amount that we do! Why so? History, geography, climate and food culture are hugely influential:

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Eat Up Your Meat …. Well, At Your Own Risk!

Red and processed meats had a bad month in October. Mind you, they’ve been taking a bashing  for a while and it’s not just on health. Beef and lamb are portrayed as being anti-social for environmental reasons (cattle and sheep

Posted in Fresh Products, Health

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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So, what’s Your Story?

What’s the mindset of shoppers when they are in the store? Of course, it will depend on the shopping mission – the big stock-up shop; topping up; dinner for tonight; dire emergency; special occasion, etc.? For routine purchases, shoppers may

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The Race to Be “Best in Fresh”!

Do you eat your “5-a-Day”? If you do, you’re in a small minority – the shocking truth is that less than 10% of UK pre-teens and 35% of adults do so! Most of us crave guiltily for salty chips yet

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Fresh Food: The Battleground for Grocery Retail Differentiation Through This Decade

As consumers emerge shell-shocked from their bunkers and household incomes tick up, grocery purchasing behaviour is still in recessionary defensive mode – savvy shoppers rule and price-matching programmes and promotions reduce the effectiveness of differentiation solely on price. Aldi and

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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.