Opinion

  • Jim Prevor - PBUK

    Will 2016 be the year of strategic thinking?

    • , Jim Prevor
    The Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor, questions how businesses can position themselves for success this year and beyond, suggesting the winners will be those who think the smartest and hardest about the defining issue of the times
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  • NickGladding_senior retail analyst_IGD

    Discount and online are set to win this Christmas, but what about the rest?

    • , Nick Gladding
    With 20% of shoppers suggesting they plan to spend more on food and drink this year, IGD’s senior retail analyst Nick Gladding gives his forecast on what each of the main sectors within the UK retail market can expect this festive season
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  • Konanani Liphadzi_face0

    Getting fair and equal participation for all within South Africa’s fruit industry

    • , Dr Konanani Liphadzi
    Fruit South Africa’s CEO, Dr Konanani Liphadzi, guides us through the programmes that are striving to empower South Africa’s black growers and women in general; highlighting the progress made to date
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  • Hannah Maundrell editor in chief money.co.uk

    The cheaper weekly shop: is it really a good deal?

    • , Hannah Maundrell
    Money.co.uk editor-in-chief, Hannah Maundrell, claims an increasing number of shoppers want more than just cheap, meaning “drastic” supermarket business models that focus on slashing prices will neither benefit consumers nor suppliers in the long-run
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  • JOHN GILES Promar International

    South Africa looks to diversify exports, but the UK and EU still remain key

    • , John Giles
    Adopting a balanced approach to markets based on genuine market insight now and in the future will be critical to the successful development of South Africa’s fruit sector, says Promar International’s John Giles
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  • Clara Widdison Community Shop

    Legislation is not the way to tackle the food waste challenge

    • , Clara Widdison
    France is close to forcing supermarkets by law to recycle their surplus food – but what are the risks to producers, asks Clara Widdison?
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  • Dom Weaver RED Communications

    Why South Africa has achieved a permanent and sustainable promotional impact

    • , Dom Weaver
    RED’s communications director Dom Weaver gives us the lowdown on why he believes South Africa’s integrated marketing campaign has done so well in the UK; highlighting examples other country suppliers could follow
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  • TOMMY 1

    Retail short-termism is threatening the nation’s future supply chain

    • , Tommy Leighton
    Tommy Leighton argues that UK produce buyers must look further than their internal tussles, and focus on their ability to compete for supply in the global market
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  • JOHN GILES Promar International

    The UK remains an important market for Chilean fruit

    • , John Giles
    As Chile ramps up its export efforts in emerging markets, John Giles, divisional director at Promar International, looks ahead at what its mature market in the UK can expect from the South American supply giant in the years to come
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  • Paula Stefan Easyfresh Logistics

    Reefer trade sails against the wind

    • , Paula Stefan
    While the container shipping lines are teaming up in an attempt to withstand a downturn, Paula Stefan at global reefer logistics supplier Easyfresh Logistics says reefer cargo is facing a new challenge at container ports
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