• Shoppers hold back spend in grocery sector in anticipation of holiday season

    Shoppers hold back spend in grocery sector in anticipation of holiday season

    Following a record summer of spending, shoppers are tightening their purse strings in anticipation for the upcoming holiday season, signalled by a slowdown in grocery sales.

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  • “Always embrace a challenge”

    “Always embrace a challenge”

    Ceo of the PPMA Group of Associations, Dr Andrew Mint, talks to Stephanie Cornwall about his industry achievements and future goals, including the important role now being played by PPMA BEST (Business Education, Skills and Training).

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  • Keep up with the latest trends

    Keep up with the latest trends

    Can food and drink producers and retailers keep up with healthy eating trends and respond to pressure to cut calories, sugar and plastic waste? Food Matters Live 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for industry professionals to keep up to date on the key challenges for the sector and get ahead of their competitors, when it returns to London’s ExCeL from November 20th to 22nd.

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  • Innovation thriving in  cooling and refrigeration industries

    Innovation thriving in cooling and refrigeration industries

    While lack of consumer knowledge regarding frozen food is still a key contributor to food waste, innovation and consumer education are continually driving the frozen food sector.

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  • Paper and packaging sector investments to increase

    Paper and packaging sector investments to increase

    European paper and packaging companies are likely to step up investment after successfully reducing leverage over the past few years, according to a new report by Moody’s.
    Most European pulp, paper and paper-packaging companies, including Progroup AG, Smurfit Kappa Group plc, Mondi Plc and Metsä Board Corporation, have built up financial flexibility to step up capital investments in new and existing projects without putting significant pressure on their credit quality.

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  • November’s online sales to overtake December

    November’s online sales to overtake December

    Online retail sales in November will outstrip December this year, while Christmas Day will grow as an important shopping day in its own right, according to James and James Fulfilment. The eCommerce fulfilment specialist analysed order data from hundreds of online retailers it works with.

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