View from HQ: Is the problem really too few HGV drivers?
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Fine Food Digest
08
Oct
2021

View from HQ: Is the problem really too few HGV drivers?

View from HQ: “One or two ‘pings’ in our trade and the business needs to close”
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Fine Food Digest
04
Aug
2021

View from HQ: “One or two ‘pings’ in our trade and the business needs to close”

View from HQ: Speak up now to influence food policy
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Fine Food Digest
25
Nov
2020

View from HQ: Speak up now to influence food policy

‘Support your deli or farm shop to support your local pound’
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Fine Food Digest
28
Oct
2020

‘Support your deli or farm shop to support your local pound’

‘We’ve got so wrapped up with policy that we’ve forgotten customer service’
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Fine Food Digest
22
Sep
2020

‘We’ve got so wrapped up with policy that we’ve forgotten customer service’

“Local is for life and not just for lockdown”
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Fine Food Digest
14
Jul
2020

“Local is for life and not just for lockdown”

“We’re now in the ‘locked down, pivot-my-business, and survive’ stage”
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Fine Food Digest
06
May
2020

“We’re now in the ‘locked down, pivot-my-business, and survive’ stage”

“Now is the time for independent retailers to be more accessible to new customers”
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View from HQ
01
Apr
2020

“Now is the time for independent retailers to be more accessible to new customers”

“Food intellectuals are now asking: Is sustainable really sustainable?”
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View from HQ
10
Mar
2020

“Food intellectuals are now asking: Is sustainable really sustainable?”

“It’s no accident that my ‘environment’ folder in Outlook is busier than ever.”
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Fine Food Digest
03
Dec
2019

“It’s no accident that my ‘environment’ folder in Outlook is busier than ever.”

“The next generation are going to put pressure on retailers. No to flying stuff, no to unnecessary packaging and yes to ethical sourcing.”
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Fine Food Digest
24
Oct
2019

“The next generation are going to put pressure on retailers. No to flying stuff, no to unnecessary packaging and yes to ethical sourcing.”

“Sadly, precious few politicians have ever run a business, which might explain why they are so cavalier with our money”
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View from HQ
10
Sep
2019

“Sadly, precious few politicians have ever run a business, which might explain why they are so cavalier with our money”

“It was once in our DNA to know and understand where our food and drink came from. Can we claw it back again?”
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View from HQ
06
Aug
2019

“It was once in our DNA to know and understand where our food and drink came from. Can we claw it back again?”

“Having invested in the trade’s foremost journos to write this piece on packaging, why should FFD arrive at your desk wrapped in plastic?”
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View from HQ
08
Jul
2019

“Having invested in the trade’s foremost journos to write this piece on packaging, why should FFD arrive at your desk wrapped in plastic?”

Is being green now as important for a successful retailer as customer service, a compelling range and creating a sense of food & drink discovery?
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View from HQ
14
May
2019

Is being green now as important for a successful retailer as customer service, a compelling range and creating a sense of food & drink discovery?

“The Slow Food snail will be chuffed that fake olive oil looks set to be a thing of the past”
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View from HQ
03
Apr
2019

“The Slow Food snail will be chuffed that fake olive oil looks set to be a thing of the past”

“Some folk defend Tesco for giving more choice to more shoppers. Others decried the lack of advice and help from staff on these ‘deli’ counters.”
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View from HQ
05
Mar
2019

“Some folk defend Tesco for giving more choice to more shoppers. Others decried the lack of advice and help from staff on these ‘deli’ counters.”

“Even the supermarkets’ food figures seemed to hold up over Christmas. It was homeware and clothing that did for them.”
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View from HQ
12
Feb
2019

“Even the supermarkets’ food figures seemed to hold up over Christmas. It was homeware and clothing that did for them.”

“Knowledge, theatre and personality just make things taste better”
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View from HQ
18
Dec
2018

“Knowledge, theatre and personality just make things taste better”

“In 10 years the multiples won’t have tills. We must keep ours.”
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View from HQ
22
Oct
2018

“In 10 years the multiples won’t have tills. We must keep ours.”