The question may not be as pithy as a pending bar room joke, but in discussion with an own brand retailer, we recently found ourselves having this very discussion.
16 January, 2019
Regular readers will know that we are huge exponents of retail own brand teams working with their store brand suppliers as ‘one team’- and meaning it (as opposed to just talking to it).
09 January, 2019
When asked what we mean by ‘supplier engagement’ - which is still a relatively new concept in many own brand retailers - it is about better facilitating supply related processes or supplier related initiatives through better communication, better...
26 September, 2018
The noise about Brexit is only on the increase as the ‘deadline’ approaches. However, many of the issues discussed in the press are intangible to the proverbial ‘man in the street’.
24 August, 2018
At a recent FoodEx and associated exhibition I attended in the UK, there were some great artisan products on show. There was an array of assorted cheeses, an increased prevalence of chilli and a small number of speciality gins including the...
22 August, 2018
Clean label has been focused on the removal of 'bad' ingredients, with consumers demanding a return to transparency through authenticity. Unsurprisingly, ‘Free From’ and other such health trends were at the forefront at the 2018 Food & Drink...
15 August, 2018
There is a lot of discussion about the need for transparency in the supply chain. The 'clean labelling' initiative continues to grow, with the driver for clear and unambiguous labelling, simpler 'pure' ingredients and clear provenance.
01 August, 2018
We all now take for granted barcodes in our daily life. We scan them at the checkout for a daily or weekly shop. We scan them on event tickets. We even now expect to scan them on our smart phones. Although most of those technically aren’t...
27 June, 2018
Against the news that Italian restaurant chain Prezzo is to close 94 of its 300 restaurant outlets (in the same week the FT reported that profits at the top 100 UK restaurants dive 64% in a year), I was interested in the comment by Ingo Braeunlich,...
23 May, 2018
At last month's FoodEx and associated exhibitions there were some great artisan products on show. There was the usual array of cheeses, an increased prevalence of chilli and, dare I say, a decline in speciality gins? But most striking was the...
02 May, 2018
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