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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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May’s Monthly Impact Report

This month we have been full steam ahead with more regular office hours from the whole team. We have set up our new tumble composter to take all of our food waste (mostly coffee), which is reducing the amount of black bags we need to get through. Composting is a great way to break down natural waste and avoid it contributing to landfill.  

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April’s Monthly Impact Report

April brought the easing of UK lockdown restrictions and with it, our return to office. We are proud to have taken this opportunity to reflect on the impact that our office has on the environment and we have pledged to share our monthly report.

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Meet Emma Stallworthy, Our New Sustainability & Research Consultant

I have just finished my MSc in Conservation Science and Policy at the University of Exeter. I chose this course after gaining a first in Ancient History and Archaeology from Liverpool University. I am interested in environmental and social sustainability challenges and also understanding modern consumer goods systems. With Sustainability…

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Psychedelics, Principles & Profit: Does Unilever’s Acquisition Of Onnit Suggest Their Long Game Is To Combine All Three?

If you look closely in our family makeshift lockdown home gym you’ll see some Onnit Steel Maces both 5kg and 10kg, they are 1m long and made of steel with a chunky metal head (no spikes!). Steel mace flows are a mix between a dumbbell workout and a dance, a…

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Congratulations Roseanna! A Q&A With Our New Head Of Client Operations

HRA Global is excited to congratulate Roseanna in her newly appointed position as Head of Client Operations. If you have spoken to HRA Global, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Roseanna face-to-face, over the phone or via Zoom and know how much of an asset she is to the…

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New Beginnings

There are all sorts of reasons to be cheerful this month; drops in COVID rates, shops and pubs re-opening and breathing life back into the moribund high streets, the change in the seasons and good economic news. It’s also the month that the Life For Like sales since COVID have…

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