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#BeautyExchange

Didn’t I have a lovely time the day I went to The Beauty Exchange?! It was great for a number of reasons, but mainly because I got to see some lovely people who I don’t usually get to see (other than a small square on my screen!) including – Zaga founder of FOM London, Tracey […]

June 24, 2015 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

Real change is coming

People have had enough of corrupt politicians and their ruthlessly self-serving corporate backers. Real world change is breaking out everywhere Did you get what you voted for in the election? More GMOs from Monsanto? The chance for NATO to bomb another country into chaos? More useless drugs based on junk research sold at extortionate prices […]

May 8, 2015 Continue Reading
julia zaltzman

Pocket rocket sales

Internet sales, e-commerce and social media have long been the mantras for successful retailing. If you want to be perceived as being a savvy, contemporary and forward- thinking store it’s imperative that you not only have a well-presented and securely built website, but more importantly that you offer shoppers the opportunity to buy your goods […]

April 10, 2015 Continue Reading
julia zaltzman

Youthful retailing

It has always been the No 1 rule of retail – know your customer. Learning buying patterns, understanding why they step foot in your store in the first place, and making sure you keep them interested by consistently introducing new product lines will be a big help to ensure customers keep coming back.

February 26, 2015 Continue Reading
Jack

What’s wrong with detox?

The Guardian recently published an unbridled attack on the “detox industry” and supplements and dietary habits for detox. Among the comments were that detox was a “scam” and “pseudo-medical concept designed to sell you things … Much of the sales patter revolves around ‘toxins’: poisonous substance that you ingest or inhale. But it’s not clear exactly […]

February 17, 2015 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

To create real change in the world sometimes you have to compromise

Last week four Soil Association trustees resigned from the charity accusing it of lacking conviction on organic. But to create real change you sometimes just have to compromise, says Craig Sams In 1946 two pioneering women, Eve Balfour and Dr. Innes Pearce, founded the Soil Association. Eve was a farmer who developed organic principles by creating healthy […]

December 4, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

The future is meat less

People everywhere are reducing meat consumption. Craig Sams argues that organic farmers are well placed to adjust to the coming low-meat scenario My late great aunt Sophia was very religious and faithfully observed all the fast days of the Orthodox Church’s nearly 2000 year-old religious calendar. When you totted up every Wednesday and Friday plus Lent, […]

December 1, 2014 Continue Reading
julia zaltzman

Integrity at the core

Honesty is the best policy, or at least that’s what my mother always taught me. It’s kept me in good stead throughout my life, but now it seems this age-old mantra is fast becoming the next wave of corporate policy in a bid to support sustainable product growth. A recent article in The Guardian stated: […]

October 22, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

Nordic thriller

 The Nordic Food Lab fuses the finest gastronomic traditions with cutting edge science to thrilling effect, writes Craig Sams You have to hand it to the Danes.  They took over Britain in 1066 and have ruled it with a firm hand ever since.  Now Nordic Food is where it’s at with food technology. This isn’t the food […]

October 14, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

War of the world

After a century of destructive conflict a new battle is about the begin – the one to save Planet Earth. It’s the war we really can’t afford to lose, writes Craig Sams. “I’m the King of the castle – and you’re a dirty rascal” Every since my playground days I’ve been aware of who holds the […]

September 16, 2014 Continue Reading
julia zaltzman

A feast for the face

It’s nearly always a Monday morning when you find yourself in front of the mirror being greeted by the most unwelcome of sights — a large, red, throbbing pimple, sat right between your eyes. Back in the day the only real option in this scenario was to cake it in flakey make-up and hope no-one […]

September 4, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

Say it Loud, I’m Blob and I’m Proud

Oh, dearie me. In a bitter article in the Sunday Telegraph just a few days after Cameron sacked him as Environment Minister, Owen Paterson lashed out at “the ‘Green Blob’ of environmental pressure groups, renewable energy groups and public officials who keep each other well supplied with lavish funds, scare stories and green tape.” Then […]

September 2, 2014 Continue Reading
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Organic is different

To many of us, especially those who grow our own, the idea that organically produced fruit and veg is good for you just seems instinctively right. When you know what has – and hasn’t – gone into the soil and how little the sophisticated processes of nature have been interfered with by the grower, then […]

July 16, 2014 Continue Reading
Craig Sams

How to decarbonize a planet

Making the switch to organic agriculture on a global scale and turning waste biomass into biochar offers the real prospect of being able to reverse global warming, says Craig Sams What’s happening out there? Is the world quietly going sane? A leading US Republican, Henry Paulsen, has come out strongly for action on climate change […]

July 11, 2014 Continue Reading
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