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Brexit + COVID + Inflation =  Less Choice + Longer Waits + Higher Prices

One of the very best things about doing this job is that, at times, you get to be counsellor, confidante and critical friend to some seriously interesting people. Well, this month in those conversations, it’s been full on.   Top of the stressors is of course the ongoing supply chain…

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September’s Monthly Impact Report

Our monthly impact reports continue to highlight how we run our office and hold us accountable. We strongly believe in transparency and our environmental scorecard allows us to keep track so that we can learn more about our behaviours. Our little garden continues to grow – with bulbs going in for a blooming Spring.  A…

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The B Corp Boom

While most of us are already familiar with the Fairtrade or Soil Association organic symbol on the back of the products we buy, the B Corp logo may be a little less familiar. The B Corp movement, certifying businesses that balance profit with purpose, is now taking hold in the…

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Empty shelves = no sales = no profit

Some things you remember, but other things are seared into the memory. Thinking back when I was a Trading Manager at Argos (Sainsbury’s) or heading up Own Label at Tesco, the biggest cardinal sin you could commit by a country mile was to rack up out of stocks in your…

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August’s Monthly Impact Report

Our monthly impact reports continue to highlight how we run our office and hold us accountable. We strongly believe in transparency and our environmental scorecard allows us to keep track so that we can learn more about our behaviours. Last month, we planted some new flowers and salad leaves in…

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July’s Monthly Impact Report

July was a scorching month here in Devon which has given the team a chance to soak up some sun at the beach! It also gave our energy usage a break and helped reduce our figure for the month of July. We have set up a new recycling bin for…

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Digitalising Data Collection – The Methods Of The Moment

The COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the ability of researchers to engage with participants in face-to-face environments, forcing many to shift to online forms of data collection. With face-to-face research still not permitted unless there’s an absence of any alternative method (MRS Code of Conduct 2021), both brands and agencies alike…

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Rolling In The Deep: A Retrospective

It’s June 2011 and you can’t walk into any bar or workplace without “Rolling in the Deep” from Adele playing on the radio. Obama is in the White House celebrating after catching Osama Bin Ladin. Andy Murray is getting closer and closer to a grand slam win but Wimbledon this year belongs to Djokovic. All over the UK it feels like everyone is obsessed with trying (and mostly failing) to secure tickets for the London Olympics.

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June’s Monthly Impact Report

It’s been a busy month at HRA Global and we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary! As we reflect upon how the FMCG industry has changed, we can also look at where it is going. We know that taking responsibility for our impact on the environment and on people needs to…

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Carbon Foot-Printing & Labelling Developments Of The Last Decade

It goes without saying that the ‘Green Revolution’ that has taken place over the last decade has led to a dramatic increase in environmental awareness among consumers. In order to satisfy a market increasingly making decisions with green credentials and environmental issues in mind, companies and brands alike are recognising…

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Free-From, Plant-Based & Sugar… Oh My! FMCG Trends Of The Last Decade

Here in the UK there is a real sense of momentum across the trade as the lockdown restrictions ease. It’s fantastic to see Foodservice opening up again and this demand is coming through to manufacturers in lumpy order patterns as the channel cautiously restocks with food and drink. 

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Signs Of Optimism Across The Trade

Here in the UK there is a real sense of momentum across the trade as the lockdown restrictions ease. It’s fantastic to see Foodservice opening up again and this demand is coming through to manufacturers in lumpy order patterns as the channel cautiously restocks with food and drink. 

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