Speciality Bites with

Paul Hargreaves

Chief executive of Cotswold Fayre
  • Developing Countries

    30 November 2020 Speciality Bites
    Triggered by the chancellor’s announcement this week that the aid budget is to be cut from 0.7% of GDP to 0.5%, I am writing this week about our attitude to developing countries.
  • Egotistical Leadership

    23 November 2020 Speciality Bites
    This week seems a good week to talk about the ego – and leadership.
  • Is love in the air?

    16 November 2020 Speciality Bites
    I love that within a business setting the word love can be used these days.
  • Empathy

    09 November 2020 Speciality Bites
    “The people have chosen empathy” were the words on the huge stage screens at the Biden Harris victory event over the weekend.
  • Lockdown 2.0

    02 November 2020 Speciality Bites
    So here we are again. Does anyone else have a strong sense of déjà vu?
  • Business and Politics

    26 October 2020 Speciality Bites
    It has been said that business shouldn’t get involved in politics. Leave business to business people and politics to politicians
  • A Positive and Negative Trend

    19 October 2020 Speciality Bites
    As the pandemic rolls on, certainly until next Spring if not beyond, I see one very positive trend for speciality food retailers and one not so positive
  • Time Out

    28 September 2020 Speciality Bites
    I well remember at a trade show a prospective new supplier telling me that he hadn’t had a proper holiday for ten years. I think this was aimed at impressing me somehow. It didn’t. I just thought how incredibly foolish and...
  • A Measure of Success?

    21 September 2020 Speciality Bites
    For many decades countries have measured their status in the world by something called, Gross Domestic Product (GDP). These numbers are put into a league table with the most powerful nations at the top, and the poorest nations at the...
  • Focus on Independents

    14 September 2020 Speciality Bites
    It is a well-reported phenomenon how well local independent food retailers have done during the pandemic. Both their embeddedness in the local community and their commitment and delivery of better and more compassionate service have contributed to these independent retailers...
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