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Ten Pointers About the Food Chain Post-Covid

We don’t usually reach for a quote from Lenin to kick-off a blog but, in a pensive moment, Vladimir Ilyich mused “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen”. Ten weeks of lockdown, with travel

Posted in Consumer, General, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Trends

What Did You Do in the Coronavirus War, Daddy?

Well, what a to-do! Just as the nation achingly comes to terms with Brexit, we’re sand-bagged with COVID-19. Bugger! But, on the brighter side, our viral tribulations, apparently, are evoking the cooperative, all pulling together spirit of The War Years

Posted in Consumer, General, Supply Chain, Trends

Ensuring “Fairer Play” in Grocery Supply Chains Servicing the Major UK Supermarkets

What did you do, Daddy, in the maelstrom that has been the UK grocery market environment so far this decade?”! Who’d have thought that we would have seen big retailers scrapping for their very survival, manufacturer margins being squeezed inexorably

Posted in Supply Chain

Excuse Me, but What’s Immigration Got to Do with the State of the Food Industry?

Quite a lot, really! But, first, we’ll front up – we’re both immigrants (British-born Hughes managed to slip into Canada back in the 1970’s and Spaniard Flavian legged it to London in 2012). As we all know from reading the

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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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Posted in Consumer, Fresh Products, Supply Chain

Local food… trick or treat!

Every country in the world we visit, “local” products catch both the eye and the purse of shoppers – in uncertain times, consumers feel comfortable with products thy have long known and trusted. Buying local supports the local economy, it’s

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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.