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“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

“Seeing the bigger picture”

I was in London over the weekend and as I last visited the Tower of London when I was 10, I thought we should pay it another visit. To stand in the same space as William the Conqueror nearly 1,000 years ago is amazing, when you step back and think. And to think all the people who throughout our history who have been within those buildings is absolutely amazing, from Henry VIII to the Duke of Wellington and many, many more – some of them lived to tell the tale! Thinking of such a long period of time, it does make me think how small I am in comparison

Brexit: Food industry welcomes announcement of no ‘hard border’ with Ireland

The Prime Minister has announced that there will be "no hard border" with Ireland after Brexit, which has received a warm response from the food and drink industry

FDF Awards 2018 open for entries

Food and drink businesses wanting to celebrate their achievements and the hard work of talented individuals are being encouraged to enter the 2018 Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, which are now officially open for entries

Walker’s Nonsuch names new managing director

Stoke-on-Trent-based toffee producer Walker's Nonsuch has appointed Adrian Hill as managing director

Historic London deli and grocery gets a facelift

Panzer's Deli & Grocery, which has been serving locals and visitors to St John's Wood since 1944, has been refurbed to take its "décor and offerings into its next phase"

Christmas cheese must-stocks according to the British Cheese Awards

To help give some pointers to some delicious British cheeses to enjoy on 25th December, as well as throughout the festive season, committee members from the British Cheese Awards share personal favourites that they intend to enjoy this year

Demand for British products spurs record year for Fortnum & Mason

The historic food and drink brand has announced record sales and profit figures

“Endings”

It’s been a couple of weeks of endings for several businesses. At Cotswold Fayre, two of our new suppliers for 2017 have stopped trading less than a year after we started with them. Thor Drinks has done it properly and gone into administration but the other, Little Turban, has disappeared off the face of the planet, leaving orders unfulfilled and customers disappointed. They leave behind a still live Twitter account and a consumer website, still taking customer’s money – I know because I placed an order as a last resort to see if anything would happen. It didn’t!

More SMEs feel threatened by technology rather than emboldened, says report

More than a third of UK SMEs (34 per cent) believe that technological disruption poses a threat to their business, according to research from Albion Capital

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