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Simon Warburton

Articles by Simon Warburton

Hauliers warn fresh food supplies into UK could be hit unless post-Brexit customs arrangements are plannedHauliers fear UK food supply impact unless Brexit customs resourced 10 February 2017

The UK's food supply could be "seriously damaged" unless robust customs controls are negotiated with the European Union (EU) as London prepares to invoke Article 50 triggering the Brexit process, Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned.

Nostalgia: as good as it was? 13 November 2009

Life on Mars, Spandau Ballet, the Fiat 500 - it seems consumers of 2009 are bombarded almost daily with retro echoes from twenty and thirty years ago. But how do food retailers concretely tap into this nostalgia for a modern audience? Garnering empirical data for the trend is still at an embryonic stage and will become a crucial tool to maintain the trend once the recession ends. Using updated advertising and harking back to old-fashioned childhood reminisces are also key, but so is new media as Simon Warburton reports.

BELGIUM: Delhaize expands discount pilot 23 October 2009

Delhaize opened its second pilot Red Market store in the Belgian town of Andenne today (23 October).

UAE: Auchan dips toe in Middle East 2 October 2009

Retail group Auchan has taken its primary steps into the Middle East with the opening of its first store in Dubai.

BELGIUM: Univeg coy over "listing" talk 25 September 2009

Convenience food group Univeg is remaining tight-lipped as to suggestions it might go public in two years.

FRANCE: Casino opens hypermarket for women 25 September 2009

Groupe Casino has opened a hypermarket in France aimed squarely at female consumers in the massive Odysseum complex in the city of Montpellier.

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