• Retail: Farm Shops Lead The Way

    29 January 2007 News
    In an article in The Sunday Times yesterday, Jenny Davey suggested that consumers are flocking to farm shops, at the expense of supermarkets, delis and convenience stores, but is this really the case?
  • Consumers: Better Meat Labelling Needed

    26 January 2007 News
    According to new research, 59% of consumers want to see food retailers displaying fresh meat in separate, clearly marked shelf space by country of origin, so they can make a more informed decision before purchasing.
  • Organic: Cutting Down On Organic Food Miles

    26 January 2007 News
    In new proposals put forward by The Soil Association to reduce carbon emissions, food which is imported to the UK by air may be denied the "organic" label.
  • Retail: Road Tax Plans Worry Small Businesses

    26 January 2007 News
    The recent Government proposal to introduce a ‘pay by the mile’ road taxation scheme will do more harm than good to independent retailers, it has been claimed.
  • Health: All Eyes Turn To Children’s Diets

    25 January 2007 News
    According to a new report from Datamonitor, rising childhood obesity rates and increased media coverage of unhealthy diets has put healthy eating high on the shopping agenda for parents.
  • Retail: Is The Grocery Sector Doomed?

    24 January 2007 News
    With the multiples dominating the food and drink retail sector, fears are mounting that their continued growth will contribute to the on-going decline of the grocery supply chain
  • Travel: Food Destinations Prevail

    23 January 2007 News
    With food now a strong focus in the media, British holidaymakers are giving more thought to food when booking their trips.
  • 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.
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