Opinion

  • Jonathan Winchester Shopper Anonymous

    Using social media to put your brand where your customers are

    • , Jonathan Winchester
    Jonathan Winchester says businesses cannot afford to ignore the opportunity to actively ‘pull in’ the millions of consumers that use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or WhatsApp
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  • Alison Walthew, manager at Crimson and Co

    Aldi recall demonstrates importance of supplier relationship management

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    Following Aldi's forced recall of a range of products, Alison Walthew from supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co points out how failure to manage suppliers rigorously can be potentially disastrous for a brand’s reputation
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  • Prof David Hughes and Miguel Flavian

    Are fictional farms dangerous brand territory for high-profile food-retailers?

    • , David Hughes and Miguel Flavián
    In an era where transparency and traceability for food products are top of mind, Professor David Hughes and Miguel Flavián argue that UK retailers must tread very carefully
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  • Paul Collins Commercial Director at Reynolds

    Superfoods – is it all good news?

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    Reynolds’ commercial director, Paul Collins, discusses what challenges the growth in functional foods can pose to the supply chain
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  • Liz OKeefe

    Fruit and veg: the stars of summer eating and drinking

    • , Liz O’Keefe
    After attending an array of supermarket media shows, food writer and chef Liz O’Keefe tells us which produce items will be trending on the shelves over the next few months
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  • TOMMY 1

    British production should not be increased unless it makes long-term commercial sense

    • , Tommy Leighton
    Tommy Leighton considers the commercial, political and ideological implications of increasing fruit and vegetable production in the UK in order to meet recommended dietary guidelines
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  • Khaled El Haggan CEO EGO Egypt

    Suez Canal expansion to speed up and cut cost of Egyptian logistics

    • , Khaled El-Haggan
    Khaled El-Haggan, CEO of the Egyptian Growers’ Organization (EGO), provides us with an overview of the latest Egyptian produce logistics developments, paying particular attention to the Suez Canal mega-project
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  • Rupal Marthur IGD analyst

    Aldi Specialbuys: will shoppers buy discount online?

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    IGD retail analyst Rupal Mathur questions whether UK consumers could be buying more online from discounters as she examines their potential to tap into the growth of internet grocery shopping
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  • Nick Miller_Crimson and Co

    Why it’s important not to sugar-coat facts when it comes to ensuring an effective supply chain

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    Nick Miller at supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co explains why the recent Mars product recall serves as a timely reminder of the importance of complete visibility across the supply chain
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  • Jonathan Winchester Shopper Anonymous

    Does digital technology enhance feedback results or just make the process look pretty?

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    Shopper Anonymous CEO Jonathan Winchester says honest customer feedback is the foundation on which to create a profitable and successful business – as long as the right tools are used to gather those opinions
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