News: Ambient & Retail Ready


News: Ambient & Retail Ready

High Street Footfall Declines as Consumers Cut Back on Non-essential Items

High street footfall in July fell -2.1 per cent against the previous year, whereas retail parks saw 1.7 per cent growth

“Passing the baton on”

Those 10 million of us who watched the 4 x 100m relays at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday night could not fail to wonder at the British teams. Two medals, silver for the women, and gold for the men, who set the third fastest time in history at the same time! Having seen so many failures in the past mainly due to dropped batons, I watched with my wife and daughter, with a huge amount of nervousness. Watching the replay after the victory, it made me realise that winning and losing is entirely due to the baton exchanges. Play too safe and you will get the baton round, but probably finish 5th or 6th. To win they must push the exchanges to the limit, which runs the risk of disaster, but also gives a chance of a tremendous victory

Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017: A Whole Lotta Chocolate

5 Cornerstones of a Great Cheese Counter

Cheese counter in need of a refresh? The Courtyard Dairy’s Andy Swinscoe shares his modern British must-stocks

Cornish Businesses Show Support for Sustainable Seafood Project

More than 70 local businesses have united with the likes of St Austell Brewery and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant to support sustainable fisheries by joining Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

How To: Go Eco

From bee hives on your roof to compostable coffee cups in your café, Sally-Jayne Wright looks at how you can make your business greener

NFU Urges Government to Enhance British Food Production

Meurig Raymond, President of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) has called on policy makers to grasp Brexit as an opportunity to enhance the nation’s ability to produce British food

“Copying as a route to success?”

Did you know that in the early days of hamburger restaurants springing up all over the world, Burger King would never venture into a virgin market. Their strategy was to allow McDonald's to go in first, create the appetite for that type of product and then Burger King would come along on the back of the pioneering work done by McDonald's. Some might think of this as cheating somehow, but it can be a valid business strategy and seems to have worked well for Burger King with sales of over £1bn worldwide. However, it means that you will never be seen as the market leader – McDonald's clearly has that place

Food Price Inflation Slows

Food inflation slowed down to 1.2 per cent in June, from 1.4 per cent in both June and May, reports the British Retail Consortium (BRC)

7 Top Tips for Selling Snacks

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