News

  • Drinking Habits Changing

    08 June 2007 News
    Despite concerns over binge drinking and extensive media coverage on the matter, the consumption of alcohol in the UK has shown sluggish growth.
  • Business: Worry Over Possible Mail Strike

    07 June 2007 News
    With Royal Mail workers expected to vote today on strike action over a pay dispute, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that any postal strike would severely damage the UK economy.
  • Retail: Whole Foods Market Opens

    06 June 2007 News
    The landmark 80,000-square-foot store is the first Whole Foods Market in Europe and marks a major step in expanding the company's brand beyond North America. Whole Foods Market currently operates 189 stores in the United States and Canada, as well as five Fresh & Wild shops…
  • Business: Remember To Switch

    05 June 2007 News
    Businesses selling goods online which accept debit card payments are being reminded they must swap their Switch logos for Maestro.
  • Retail: Wfm Considers Animal Welfare

    05 June 2007 News
    Whole Foods Market boss, John Mackey, is to launch a strict new animal welfare labelling scheme.
  • Advice: A Local Connection

    04 June 2007 News
    NW Fine Food is launching its new NW Fine Food Lovers membership scheme, offering its members a wide range of privileges including private invitations to food events around the region and the chance to meet high-profile North West chefs and producers.
  • Report: Is Local Food Better For The Planet?

    04 June 2007 News
    Current supermarket proposals to label products with food miles information have come into question after a study found that just two percent of an item's carbon footprint is generated by the journey.
  • Report: New Fears Over Meat Safety

    01 June 2007 News
    Tests to allow the remains of animals to be reintroduced into farm feed for the first time since the BSE crisis are being carried out by European scientists, reported The Times.
  • Brits Lead Luxury Lifestyles

    01 June 2007 News
    Latest Mintel reseach has revealed that British consumers have a taste for luxury and are willing to spend more to get it
  • Retail: High Street Attacks Tesco Take Over

    01 June 2007 News
    Local retailers have hit back against supermarket giant Tesco’s Sixth Corporate Responsibility Review, which states that an investment by Tesco in a town or high street will “benefit” the area.
  • Speciality & Fine Food Fair London

    01 June 2007 News
    The Speciality & Fine Food Fair showcases the finest offerings in exceptional food and drink from small producers, UK regional food groups and international suppliers. Open from 2-4 September, and taking place at London’s Olympia, the Speciality & Fine Food Fair creates the perfect environment…
  • Retail: High Sales Drives Prices

    31 May 2007 News
    A strong demand has encouraged retailers to push prices up in numbers not seen since 1998, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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