Blog: From paddling to Paris
Catherine Sleep | 20 June 2006
Well I’m back from my convalescence, and delighted to report I’m back to match fitness. My recuperation was rounded off with a spell of sunshine and sandcastles in Dorset, from where I’m also pleased to report that the good old British bucket & spade holiday is alive and kicking.
Mind you, I did notice that the beach has become a far more active retail arena these days. Long gone are the days when you had to traipse a quarter of a mile to a shabby little hut selling nothing but teas and ices. On the nicest stretch of Weymouth sands you’re always within staggering distance of a food stall. And they sell nothing but healthy options, as you can see in the picture below. Methinks the Food Standards Agency and/or Jamie Oliver may have a new battleground.
Anyway, fresh back in harness and I’m off to Paris at the crack of dawn tomorrow to report on the CIES World Food Business Summit. Kraft CEO Roger Deromedi and Carrefour’s Luc Vandevelde are going to be telling us how tough it is to undergo major strategic changes when you’re a multinational giant, so I’ll have my pencil poised.
A bientôt, mes amis!
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