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We’re going to The Source Trade Show 2020

Some of the HRA Global team will be attending the annual Source Trade Show at Westpoint Exeter next month (5th-6th February). The South West’s biggest and best trade show for the food & drink sector. Let us know if you’re going and we can arrange to catch up. Contact us here.…

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A Little Wave of Optimism

A very Happy New Year to all Grocery Insider newsletter readers and podcast listeners! I hope you’ve rested up around Christmas and New Year and now feel mentally ready to rejoin the fray. What strikes me about this January compared to last year is that there is cause for cautious…

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We Featured on Just-Food!

We featured on a Just-Food article ‘Keeping it real – plotting the likely UK food and industry trends of 2020’ back in November 2019. Andy Coyne asks key UK food industry influencers and analysts for their predictions of what we are likely to see in the sector in 2020. In…

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So, why should I use a Specialist Food and Drink Agency?

I was at Food Matters Live recently and amidst the talks and exhibitions, we carved out time for coffee with some industry movers and shakers. I was asked a great question: “Why use a specialist Food and Drink Marketing agency and not a generic one?” That’s a great question, I’m glad you asked. We…

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Food Matters Live: A Review

Last month, we made our annual trip to ExCel for the yearly Food Matters Live show – a tradeshow dedicated to exploring the latest trends and the ‘future of food’. With six rooms jam packed all day with seminars; five different thought-provoking attractions; networking roundtables and more, Food Matters Live…

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End of term report

I’m of a certain age where we used to have ‘end of term reports’ dished out by our teachers at school. Well, if we were rating 2019 as a year I would say ‘could do better’ or ‘must try harder’. It feels like the UK has been in a holding…

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We’re participating in a Campden BRI conference!

This week Roseanna, HRA Global’s marketing and commercial consultant, will be at Campden BRI contributing to a seminar: Vegan Products – challenges and opportunities. Roseanna will be doing a market review and looking into the future of the plant-based category at 10.15am. “This presentation will examine the plant-based category through…

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We’re at Food Matters Live 2019!

Hamish and Roseanna will be attending Food Matters Live this year at the ExCel in London. Roseanna is chairing a panel, as well as participating in one, in the Future of Retail Trends theatre, so make sure you stop by – you won’t want to miss out on insight into…

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Back to the Future?

It’s a curious mood out there in the trade at the moment. I have spoken to many folks over the last month and I think ‘drifting’ best sums up the mood.  The food and drink industry, like most of the UK, has a general feeling of restlessness. Time’s passing but…

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Another Award for HRA Global Research

It’s been a busy couple of months for our research team. After months of preparation, CPD and interviews, I was delighted to be awarded Certified Member Status from the Market Research Society. While a personal award, it is also recognition for Kim, Chloe and the team and a huge endorsement…

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Market Research Services

We teamed up with Rosie Philpott to produce this brilliant animation about the Market Research services we offer here at HRA. Watch below to discover our unique full-service approach, briefly condensed into 60 seconds! If you’d like to explore our Market Research services in more detail, follow the link above.…

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A Month of Celebration

It’s been a month to celebrate here at HRA Global, Nick Snowdon joined us from Prima Foods, and he brings a wealth of Food Technology and Operations experience to the team and like the rest of us, he has a love of food and drink coursing through his veins. He…

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