2 November 2012 9:34 am
You’ve probably heard the news by now: Costa has dropped plans to open a store in Totnes, a beacon of localism and the first Transition Town. I blogged about the..
18 October 2012 5:35 pm
Someone sent me a link this week to an interview with Bill Grimsey, a retail boss of over 40 years’ experience and the former head of Focus/Wickes and the former..
9 October 2012 3:10 pm
I read a Huffington Post article recently suggesting that local food was now more important to consumers than organic food:..
14 September 2012 2:21 pm
The rising cost of food is getting more and more coverage. There is clear consensus that extreme weather as a result of climate change is going to have a significant..
28 August 2012 9:32 am
Walk down some high streets and it feels like there are coffee shops everywhere you look. It’s felt a bit like that in the media recently too...
10 August 2012 8:46 am
The Death of the High Street. We’ve all seen the news reports showing rows of boarded up shops. We’ve all heard of the attempts to stop it in the form..
19 July 2012 2:54 pm
Defra published its conclusions on its Green Food Project last week. The aims of the project were to “bring together Government, industry and environmental partners to reconcile how we will..
6 July 2012 11:51 am
You can’t have missed the Barclays Libor rate scandal in the past couple of weeks. What’s interesting is the effect it’s having on the decisions we make...
20 June 2012 9:09 am
That was the question discussed at the Food Security Debate hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses at last week’s Three Counties Show. I went along to find out the..
12 June 2012 4:39 pm
The Campaign to Protect Rural England published its From Field to Fork: the value of England’s local food webs report on Monday. You can download the full report here. So..