Opinion

  • Dr Gail Rees_Associate Professor in Human Nutrition at Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences

    A tax on sugar is the bitter pill that is needed

    • , Dr Gail Rees
    Dr Gail Rees, Associate Professor in Human Nutrition at Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, argues the sugar tax is a sensible step because obesity – directly and indirectly – is a concern for all
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  • Marketing_Sarah Calcutt

    Using social media to enhance connections with buyers and the public

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    Marketing specialist Sarah Calcutt discusses why the produce industry needs to crank up its social media activity a gear to share knowledge and help consumers make purchasing decisions
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  • Professor Tim Benton University of Leeds

    Feeding the future: where does GM fit in?

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    Professor Tim Benton from Leeds University suggests there are two solutions to feeding the world’s growing population – increasing yields to meet demand without expanding area, and/or reducing demand enough to allow supply to catch up
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  • Opinion_PeterBackman

    Why foodservice needs to innovate its offer continually

    • , Peter Backman
    As overcapacity in the UK eating-out market is likely to slow growth in the longer term, restaurant operators must continue to find new ways to keep their menus fresh, says foodservice expert Peter Backman
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  • Jim Prevor - PBUK

    What to expect from changing times in the UK foodservice and home delivery environment

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    The Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, gives his insight into what the recent Sysco-Brakes and Amazon-Morrisons deals could entail, highlighting that opportunities remain open to innovative and agile businesses
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  • TOMMY 1

    How can we all deal with such predictable unpredictability?

    • , Tommy Leighton
    After attending this year’s City Food Lecture, Tommy Leighton offers his thoughts on both the challenges facing the food industry and buyers, and how your responses to consumer behaviour will undoubtedly shape the food landscape of the future
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  • Prof David Hughes and Miguel Flavian

    What we can learn from Spain about eating and selling more fresh produce

    • , Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flavián
    Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flavián look at the reasons why Spaniards consume considerably more fruits and vegetables than Brits, and highlight certain merchandising tips the UK could pick up from Spanish grocers
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  • Dom Weaver RED Communications

    Buyers and growers should work together to excite consumers

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    Dom Weaver from RED Communications explains how the UK supply chain can work with growers like Spain to re-energise exports and introduce new products that inject value into the fresh produce category
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  • Anna Taylor The Food Foundation

    Why Brits aren’t getting enough fibre from vegetables

    • , Anna Taylor
    With the UK’s fibre intake falling below par, Anna Taylor at The Food Foundation highlights some of the factors which might be making it harder for families to eat enough from healthy sources like vegetables
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  • Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flávian

    Mind the gap… in the UK grocery market

    • , Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flavián
    Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flavián analyse whether the easyJet entrepreneur’s trial hard discount supermarket, easyFoodstore, has any likely long-term commercial impact
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