• Business: Staying Within The Law

    23 January 2007 News
    Figures released today by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), show that UK small businesses are facing a growing headache because of the complexity of employment law.
  • Retail: Love At First Bite For Independent Stores

    19 January 2007 News
    As 1000s of romantics plan what to do for the most ‘loved up’ date in the diary, around 600 independent food shops will be taking part in Britain’s biggest tasting event.
  • Drink: Britain’s A Nation Of Wine Guzzlers

    16 January 2007 News
    The UK wine market will grow so much over the next three years that British wine drinkers will be spending more on wine than any other European country, a new study has revealed.
  • Retail: Ethical Spending On The Rise

    16 January 2007 News
    Sales of ethical goods, such as organic products, fair trade, environmentally-friendly designs and even free-range eggs, are rising according to a new report.
  • Industry: Is Slow Food Worth Waiting For?

    16 January 2007 News
    Slow Food, the Italian-born movement dedicated to eco-gastronomy and the battle against the relentless march of the international food giants, has finally set up shop in Britain.
  • Retail: Independent Focus Online

    16 January 2007 News
    A new internet site that acts as a gateway to the world of farm shops, farmers’ markets and specialist rural retailers has been launched by Lincolnshire farmer, Simon Whitton.
  • Retail: Websites Net Christmas Profits

    16 January 2007 News
    With many consumers moving away from the high street and surfing the internet for their Christmas shopping, the web has out-performed all previous expectations.
  • Business: Food Prices Drive Up Inflation

    16 January 2007 News
    Figures released by the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) Shop Price Index show that overall prices were 2.28% higher in December 2006, than in December 2005.
  • Cheese: Junk Food Ban Causes Outrage

    16 January 2007 News
    New advertising rules, which brand cheese as junk food, are causing controversy in the industry
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