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Living with less plastic

March 13, 2019

Several Facebook pop-ups and the chance hearing of an excellent interview podcast with Dr Ruth Valerio, global advocate of Tearfund, have led me to reduce the amount of plastic I use in my everyday life…for Lent at least! The problem of plastic is a huge one with an estimated 355 metric tonnes being produced every year about half of which is...

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Brexit: How are consumers responding?

January 21, 2019

Brexit: How are consumers responding? We are currently in a time of uncertainty, with the Brexit deadline of 29th March 2019 looming ever closer and the government’s strategy undecided. One deal has already been rejected and a no deal result is still a possibility. How are consumers starting to respond to Brexit? Are their choices changing, and...

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Consumers and the Sugar Tax

October 18, 2018

Consumer Survey Earlier this month it was announced that a new sugar tax on confectionery is likely to be in place by 2020 in an ongoing battle against obesity. This follows the UK sugar tax on soft drinks which came into force in April, however after 6 months, has buyer behaviour changed and have consumers shied away from high sugar...

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Plastic, not so fantastic

August 24, 2018

In response to the ongoing debate about plastic in the environment we ran an online survey to find out how changing attitudes to packaging are affecting buyer behaviour. Using our consumer database of ~10,000 people across the UK, we found that almost 50% of the consumers surveyed believed that three quarters of their shopping comes in plastic...

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Workshop: Developing Sensory Claims

August 07, 2018

Developing Sensory Claims Thursday 8th November, Sensory Dimensions, Reading Sensory claims provide a compelling way of differentiating products in a crowded market. However, before making any claim about the taste of a food or beverage, it is essential to have up to date and relevant evidence to support that claim. In this workshop you will...

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Sierra Leone Update

June 20, 2018

Sierra Leone – Update 2018 We have continued our work with the charity Rory’s Well this year and in April, Pam Beyts and Amanda Talbot returned to Sierra Leone to review the progress made in existing programs and gather information about the local district that we will be aiding in the future: Sonjour 1. This visit was a follow up to last...

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