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A Fast Buck? What is Chrononutrition and Why Should Food, Tech and Health Brands Care?

For years, mainstream nutrition advice has held that ‘a calorie is just a calorie’ and that it doesn’t matter if that calorie comes from fat, carbohydrate or protein. As long as total calories burnt by the body each day exceeds total calories consumed, broadly all is good.  I remember phrases…

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British Wine Comes of Age – The Grocery Insider Podcast

In this week’s episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Jacob Leadley, winemaker and CEO of Black Chalk and Fran Bridgewater, owner and founder of Drinks Network.  You can listen to the full episode via the Grocery Insider, via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. We…

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Learning From Customers From a Distance

From the very beginning, HRA Global has always had a strong digital side. Partly due to us having a high proportion of international clients, early on we hopped on Skype, Go To Meeting and BlueJeans platforms for client project meetings and FMCG market research, as detailed in a recent Market…

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One of my fondest memories was when we found out my wife was pregnant for the first time.  We had a ‘two up, two down’ house in St Albans and we madly ran around all the rooms singing along to David Bowie’s classic song ‘Changes’ on repeat. It was a…

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Lockdown Shakes the Foundations in Health and Beauty

The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK has brought rapid change to our structures and routines. One aspect for many that we likely did not comprehend at the start of the lockdown, as it was not understood quite how long the restrictions would last, is the impact…

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To B or Not to B?

Considering the abundance of challenges that we are set to face in the coming years as a result of climate change, it is unsurprising that businesses and consumers are changing their ways to become less of the problem and more of the solution. Opposing the generally now outdated view that…

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Raising the Bar: How Has Lockdown Impacted the Sports Nutrition, Equipment and Supplements Category?

We’re seeing huge changes in human activity and exercise levels across the globe. The evidence of our eyes tells us that more people seem to be exercising more than ever before, but does the data bear this out? And what are the implications for the future of the sports nutrition,…

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Is This the end of the Human Buyer? With Martin Rand CEO of Pactum – The Grocery Insider Podcast

In this week’s episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Martin Rand, CEO of Pactum AI. You can listen to the full episode of Is This the end of the Human Buyer? on the Grocery Insider podcast, via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, simply search ‘Is…

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Food Fraud with Professor Jack – The Grocery Insider Podcast

In this week’s episode of The Grocery Insider, in association with HRA Global, we speak to Professor Lisa Jack from Portsmouth University. You can listen to the full episode of Food Fraud With Professor Jack, via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  For more insights, consultancy, FMCG marketing and food market research…

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Hamish is Speaking at the ‘Futures for Food’ Symposium

Hamish is set to speak at the ‘Futures for Food’ Symposium on Thursday 28th May 2pm – 5pm. This is an exciting event brought by the University of Portsmouth, by Professor Lisa Jack and Sandra Johnson. Keep reading for a message from Hamish and details of how you can attend…

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Taking Baby Steps out of Lockdown

I hope you got some quality rest over the bank holiday weekend and filled your tank up for the weeks ahead as the country starts to tiptoe out of lockdown. Most of you know that I’m a British Cycling and Triathlon coach in my spare time for a couple of…

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Help Shape the Future of Food and Drink!

We’re helping our clients re-imagine food and drink for retail, wholesale and foodservice. HRA Global’s FMCG Expert Panel aims to help bring the industry together to help pave the way for a more secure and sustainable future. And if you want to play a role in shaping the future, we…

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