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  • Room for Growth

    08 October 2013 Speciality Bites
    I thought it may be interesting to look at where the speciality food sector may go within the next few years. Clearly this is important as we plan our businesses and ensure we are looking in the right areas for growth. The first piece of good…
  • October Apple Day

    04 October 2013 Cheese & Dairy
    October is when you can't pretend it's late summer any more. Everything races to harvest the last of summer's bounty.
  • September Cheeses

    04 September 2013 Cheese & Dairy
    I was watching the house martens gathering on the telephone line, chatting away.
  • August on the Farm

    05 August 2013 Opinion
    Summer heat – something we haven’t seen for a while. It seems ungracious to find it too hot and dry when so recently we were yearning for sun and warmth. We hope for some good thunderstorms to give the grass a drink. …
  • Sleeping with the Enemy?

    07 June 2012 Speciality Bites
    When Olives et al announced very publicly last week that they were supplying 4 of their lines into Sainsbury’s I had a number of people on social media goading me into a swift response to condemn this scurrilous activity!
  • 33% Festive Sales Increase

    11 January 2010 Delicatessen
    Steve Croot, owner of Croots Farm Shop in Duffield, Derbyshire, reviews his Christmas custom
  • Social Networking

    01 December 2009 Business
    Steve Croot, of Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen in Duffield, Derbyshire reviews his first foray into Facebook
  • Good News For Croots

    07 October 2009 Farm Shop
    Steve Croot, of Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen in Duffield, Derbyshire, receives more good news and also tackles social networking as a marketing tool.
  • Tis The Season

    22 September 2009 Farm Shop
    Steve Croot, of Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen in Duffield, Derbyshire, hopes he’s got it all wrapped up for Christmas
  • Top Dog

    04 August 2009 Farm Shop
    With one of his sausages picking up an award, Steve Croots at Croots Farm Shop explains his latest win
  • Toast To Success

    06 July 2009 Farm Shop
    Following a successful first year in business, Steve Croot at Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen, in Duffield, Derbyshire, talks about celebrations and success
  • Coffee For Profit

    10 February 2009 Drinks
    In these times of trouble, finding a niche is the key to survival, as Relish Food & Drink has discovered
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