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“Board, not bored”

Almost all cheesemongers can assemble a cheese board in our sleep. Variety of flavour, texture, colour and milk type help create a fascinating representation of the diversity of cheesemaking. We pluck suggestions from our knowledge of our stock and its condition, creating an impressive finale to dinner parties, themed by almost any other criteria

“How was Christmas 2017 trading?”

It is of course very easy to distort trading forecasts and results with personal opinions, and Christmas trading pronouncements should always be taken with a pinch of salt. However, on the basis that this has never held us back in the past, here goes for Christmas 2017

“The Goldilocks zone”

What has trading been like so far in 2017 at Partridges? The answer is on the whole not very good. Nothing to write home about or even an article about

What independent business owners can learn from the franchise model

While independent and franchise businesses have starkly different operational models, there are certain factors that indie shop owners can take inspiration from

Industry critical of Government’s GCA decision

The Government's decision to not extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to cover smaller suppliers has been met with dissatisfaction amongst many trade bodies

The Independent Shopper: Jérôme Henry

Jérôme Henry, the renowned French chef behind Edinburgh’s newly opened Le Roi Fou, tells us about his favourite independent shops and suppliers

TREND WATCH: Meal Kits

Search volumes for recipe boxes were up 109% in the first nine months of 2017, says Sally-Jayne Wright. Are meal kits the next big thing?

Food & Drink Expo set to showcase industry’s newest epicurean trends

The Food & Drink Expo will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 16th-18th April showcasing some of the industry’s hottest new brands and talent

Farm Shop & Deli Show 2018 returns to the NEC from 16 – 18 April

UK food and farming sector unites to highlight impact on home-grown production

36 organisations representing the UK’s food and farming industry have set out what a successful Brexit means to them in a joint statement

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