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How to run an effective Online Focus Group

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, running a face-to-face focus group is an impossibility. However, this does not mean that all taste tests and consumer research must be stopped. With the progress of digital technology and most of the population getting used to remote calls for work and seeing…

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In the ‘Golden age of Gin’, how to recover your wine sales

Ordering the ‘right’ wine in a restaurant or bar is a real challenge for many consumers, and this difficulty of choosing from an extensive list of unfamiliar flavours can be enough to put some people off choosing wine altogether. This decline in wine sales is likely further compounded by general…

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Functional Health Part 1 – CBD – 2020 Trend Report Extract

Consumers are not only taking more care of diet choices for physical health but are also looking at how diet affects mental health. Food and drink products and claims are evolving to include the mind benefits – capturing the trends for self-care, selective eating, and healthy ageing. The Rise of…

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Contract Manufacturing: The Key to Unlocking Branded Growth

We’ve seen it many times – you have a successful brand, you’ve built up a loyal customer base, you have secured some steady mainstream retail listings – but something is missing. Your sales have stagnated, and those heady days of double-digit growth seem to be long behind you. You’ve tried…

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What happens next in the Food and Drink industry?

I have never known anything like this – it’s like the effect of the Twin Towers ‘9/11’ plus the Financial crisis combined in its impact. Extraordinary. I’ve spoken to about 30 clients this week and we all have very similar concerns for our teams as the virus is a human…

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How to choose the right Sales partner?

We’re all going to be spending more time with our laptops for the forseeable future, thinking, planning and curating our thoughts. As business owners and senior managers, we will all have some time out for reflection, on how trade has been over the past year and what the rest of…

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10 Questions to ask your Contract Manufacturer

Selecting the right contract manufacturer can be a daunting process. With so many important areas to consider, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the essential questions you need to consider when negotiating with a potential manufacturer. Who do you…

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The New Commercial Landscape for CBD

Welcome to The Grocery Insider Podcast. Today we’re going to look at CBD with the announcement from the FSA in mid-February last week. It set the market a tizzy with all the products that are out there on CBD. So, we dive into that with Sian Edmonds from Burges Salmon.…

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No Space For Packaging Waste – Part 2

In the first part of our exploration into innovative packaging, we looked at designs that were edible or had the potential to be used on a nationwide scale across supermarkets. This week we investigate how packaging reserved for convenience purposes, particularly within foodservice, manage to meet the needs of its…

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