Opinion

  • Nick Carroll Mintel

    How convenience stores are best suited to cash in on top-up shopping growth

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    Nick Carroll, retail analyst at Mintel, says the UK convenience grocery business is booming as 17% of Brits visit local stores at least four times a week
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  • Phil Foster Love Energy Savings

    Why it pays for businesses to treat their staff like customers

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    With 40% of people in the UK feeling that their employer doesn’t do enough to engage them, Phil Foster from Love Energy Savings shares some top tips for improving employee engagement
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  • Nic Joose marketing director Cool Fresh International

    First come the innovators, then the imitators, then the idiots…

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    Nic Jooste, director of marketing and corporate social responsibility at Dutch importer-distributor Cool Fresh International, points out why copying innovation goes against the grain of differentiation
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  • Tom Davenport Head of Partnerships at MarketInvoice

    More must be done to protect suppliers from unfair retail payment terms

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    Tom Davenport at MarketInvoice claims worsening supermarket payment terms are a ‘real worry’ for suppliers; explaining that a radical overhaul of the business relationship is required
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  • Amy Lance_Waitrose buyer

    Jumping the fence – transitioning from buyer to grower

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    As she heads off on a 12-month horticultural sabbatical, Waitrose buyer Amy Lance reveals what she hopes to achieve from working across the UK, California, west Africa and South Africa
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  • Briony Dunmore

    Crowdfunding first could mark way forward for produce promotions

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    Our very own Briony Dunmore recounts the first Crowdfunded asparagus feast in the UK; highlighting the benefits other produce categories could reap from funding similar profile and exposure building events
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  • Jim Prevor - PBUK

    UK led astray by ‘At least 5 a day’ message

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    Jim Prevor, the Perishable Pundit, offers his insight into why generic promotional pleas to increase fresh-produce consumption might have failed and offers fresh ideas on different approaches
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  • Hannah Maundrell editor in chief money.co.uk

    Being honest with customers and employees is a win-win for all

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    Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at money.co.uk, says being transparent about customer and employee rights not only builds loyalty but makes good business sense
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  • Phil Turner Direct365

    Could you be doing more to ensure health and safety at work?

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    Phil Turner, head of digital at Direct365, offers tips from a number of experts regarding the steps employers can take to protect their workers
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  • Arno van der Maden CBI

    Why buyers should view Central America as a preferred source

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    Arno van der Maden from CBI’s Central American Agro Food Export Programme points out why he believes the region should be not seen as merely an alternative source
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