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One of the great things about working for food brands is keeping an eye on latest trends and media conversations and this week we’re pulling together thoughts on elements such as veganism, ethical eating, the ‘green £’ and Gen Z and how this is reflected in mainstream brands. And yes, our title is a reference […]

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Tech Growth UK London Tech Week event

Following four successful years, our ‘Tech Growth UK – how to land and grow your tech business in the UK from the people who know what it takes’ is back for London Tech Week 2019 on Tuesday 11 June. Together with our co-organisers, the Department for International Trade and JMB Partnership, we are setting out […]

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Get your international food brand noticed in the UK

To coincide with International Food Expo, IFE, in London this March, we are co-hosting an event for visiting international companies with food retail specialist Claire Brumby. Come along for an explanation of the UK market, buyers and distributors and how to get your brand noticed. You will also have the opportunity to hear and share with […]

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On your bike – market entry is not always an easy ride

At the end of last month there was a really interesting Guardian article by Helen Pidd about the various dockless bike-hiring schemes that have recently arrived in the UK, reviewing their different experiences and levels of success (see https://bit.ly/2OClDVg). It mentioned some market entrants: Mobike and Ofo (both from China), Donkeybike (Denmark) and Nextbike (Germany). It […]

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Understanding the UK

Robert Armstrong, the Financial Times’ chief leader writer, recently left the UK to head back to his native US. Just before he went he wrote an entertaining, insightful article for the FT’s Weekend Life & Arts section, setting out his thoughts on how and why the vote for Brexit happened. Some elements reminded me of that diagram about […]

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When market entry loses its sizzle

So, the UK papers this weekend (26 and 27 May) were all in agreement that Australian company Wesfarmers’ acquisition of Homebase has been nothing short of a disaster where not even its famous “sausage sizzle” barbecue fundraisers were enough to attract the UK shoppers and cement a successful acquisition. When your market entry is described […]

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