Opinion

  • David Cheetham

    UK supermarkets wake up to strategic shift

    • , David Cheetham
    David Cheetham, a market analyst with contract-for-difference and foreign-exchange broker XTB.com, looks beyond food at how the UK supermarkets are switching tactics to deal with the shifting subtleties of the retail scene
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  • Natalie Pavich Phoenix Media Network

    No prior agricultural experience required

    • , Natalie Pavich
    After touring UK educational institutions for the inaugural Fresh Careers Fair, Natalie Pavich, Phoenix Media Network’s business development director, has found students from a number of disciplines are opening their eyes to the wide-ranging job opportunities offered by the produce industry
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  • Jim Prevor - PBUK

    Tesco and the GCA report: policies that seem to harm suppliers may harm Tesco most of all

    • , Jim Prevor
    Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit, offers his analysis of supplier payment practices at the UK’s largest supermarket chain and the investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator
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  • Francisco Mena ProEcuador UK trade commissioner

    Seeking new buyers for Ecuadorian tropicals and exotics

    • , Francisco Mena
    ProEcuador UK trade commissioner Francisco Mena details what Ecuador can offer buyers who are looking to satisfy rising market demand for the non-traditional flavours offered by fruits like papayas, pineapples, pitahaya and physalis
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  • TOMMY 1

    Focus on people can save produce sector

    • , Tommy Leighton
    Tommy Leighton argues that both the fresh produce supply chain and buyers across the retail spectrum have much to do to optimise their human resources in years to come
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  • Darren A Smith_Making Business Matter

    Stop using industry terms and start using shopper language

    • , Darren Smith
    Darren Smith of Making Business Matter claims the terminology used by produce buyers and suppliers is “out-of-date” and “out-of-kilter” with shoppers; meaning the less the industry talks like shoppers, the less it will sell
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  • IGD chief economist James_Walton

    What will be hot in UK food and grocery retail in 2016?

    • , James Walton
    IGD’s chief economist James Walton singles out microconvenience, hybridisation and robotrucks as just three trends he predicts will shape FMCG in 2016
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  • Carlos Abad (1)

    Produce potential aplenty from Ecuador

    • , Carlos Abad
    Carlos Abad, Ecuador's ambassador to the UK, outlines what UK importers stand to gain by sourcing a growing range of fruit and veg from this exciting Andean country
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  • Deborah Winchester_Director_Shopper Anonymous

    Dare to do things differently

    • , Deborah Winchester
    Shopper Anonymous UK director Deborah Winchester urges businesses to embrace change and think outside the box as they plan their goals for 2016
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  • Liz OKeefe

    Vegetables tipped to reign supreme in 2016

    • , Liz O’Keefe
    Food writer and chef Liz O’Keefe runs through some of the hottest food trends set to take shape this year; paying particular attention to the power of veggies, plant water and the experimental
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