25 Feb 2014. Comment piece published in the Daily Mail (original here): A high Street butcher in Suffolk has been forced to take down its window display, as shoppers are said to be offended by the sight of bits of dead animals. Hanging pigs’ heads, limp rabbits and dead pheasants were upsetting the children. The story is ludicrous. … Continue reading For the good of animals and humans, butchers' windows should look like this
Extended version of my story "Tesco, not in our backyard", published in the Times 19 March 2013. Comments below. The lady from Tesco is having a horrible day. She’s driven from Bristol – leaving a sick toddler behind – to the little Dorset town of Sherborne where, frankly, almost everybody hates her. Her job is to sell the … Continue reading Tesco vs Sherborne – can the big guy afford to blink?
17th October 2011, The Times Dozens of the savings offered by Tesco in its “Big Price Drop” — the £500 million campaign that started a supermarket price war three weeks ago — are on foods that were sold only briefly at the higher price, research by The Times has shown. Huge advertising promotions this month … Continue reading The Truth about Tesco's not-so-big price drop
British farmers forced to pay the cost of the supermarket price wars The Guardian, Saturday 2nd July2011. As profits soar at the supermarkets, food producers say they are being forced out of business by unfair buying practices. You can pick up a punnet of British raspberries – at their best this weekend – on a … Continue reading British farmers and the supermarket price wars
May 19th 2011, The Times Sainsbury’s believes you can, but when Alex Renton took up the challenge, he found his household of foodies and fussy eaters had serious misgivings. Eighty-four meals, £50, one happy family, say the new Sainsbury’s adverts. They promise to feed a family of four for seven days for less than the … Continue reading Can you feed your family on £50 a week?
10th June 2010, Observer Food Monthly Forget the eulogies to Sir Terry Leahy. The legacy of Leahyism has been damage to our towns, countryside and environment, and the promotion of a much poorer diet that we'll all pay for Sir Terry Leahy is retiring as head of Tesco after 14 years, "to spend more time … Continue reading Word of Mouth: Tesco Is No Champion of The Poor