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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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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!

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Cheaper by the Dozen!

The Big Supermarket Boys are under tremendous pressure these days, not least trying to slow the rampaging growth of the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl and the irritating nibbling of the pound stores. Pre-recession, hard discounters picked up a small

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Waitrose. It is worth to care for your customers.

As we claw ourselves out of one of the worst recessions since the Depression of the 1930’s, UK retailers who have prospered through the economic maelstrom are those at either end of the price continuum: hard discounters and premium food

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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.