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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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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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When Choosing Your Grocery Shop, Fresh Matters Most!

We note from the Spanish trade press that DIA, a discounter with 7,000 stores in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina, is yet another major grocery retailer that is embracing the fashion to excel in fresh foods. In the Spanish market,

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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

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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.