futures blog

Category: food

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consumers, food, retail

Value and values at Tesco

The sudden departure of Philip Clarke, Chief Executive of Britain’s largest supermarket, Tesco, after three years in charge and 40 with the business, is a reminder of how deep the… Read More »

Coke

advertising, beverages, brands, consumers, food, health

Coke’s obesity ads

Pen Stuart writes: Coke’s groundbreaking new consumer-facing campaign emphasizes the challenge of obesity, and how the company is helping to address it. This is one of the first times such a large… Read More »

up

brands, food, millennials, social responsibility

Doing good and doing well

Vera Kiss writes: In his controversial 1970 New York Times article, Milton Friedman set the tone for a generation when he argued that the sole responsibility of businesses was to… Read More »

Eating my greens

consumers, food, sustainability

Eating my greens

Eleanor Cooksey writes: Early January, and it’s the time of year to be making New Year’s resolutions. After over-indulging during the festive season, it makes sense to decide to eat… Read More »

Holiday collection # 2

culture, food

Holiday collection # 2

Liz Walkling: Graffiti Classics: I can’t remember an evening where I came away with my face aching from laughing and my hands sore from clapping so much.  Our local Arts… Read More »

A cake for ‘blue Monday’

food, just for fun

A cake for ‘blue Monday’

Sophie Stringer writes: The papers have been talking about ‘Blue Monday’ today – apparently the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year.  While the methods… Read More »

Hiding out in the coffee wars

advertising, brands, economic downturn, food, marketing

Hiding out in the coffee wars

Alex Steer writes: Starbucks hasn’t had it easy, at least for the past decade. But whether being attacked by Naomi Klein for alleged anti-competitiveness in No Logo in 2001, or… Read More »

Avocados, ethics and supermarket histories

brands, economic downturn, food, marketing

Avocados, ethics and supermarket histories

Alex Steer writes: The avocado pear’s name is the product of selective memory. Our word for the South American vegetable comes originally from the Nahuatl word ahuacatl, which means ‘testicle’.… Read More »

The end of the line?

food, social responsibility, sustainability

The end of the line?

Camilla Parke writes: I must admit that I sat a little uncomfortably through the opening minutes of The End of the Line, the documentary screened on World Oceans Day, in… Read More »