Tag Archives: Quality

Where Good Food is a Religion

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my passion for Welsh rugby, fresh food and especially markets.  Every so often the stars align and we take ourselves off to Rome where all can be indulged.  And so it … Continue reading

Posted in Campagna Amica, Consumer Lifestyle, Diet and Health, Eataly, Farmers Markets, Food, Food Quality, Food Tourism, Gastronomy, Markets, Producers, Rugby Union, Scotland Food and Drink, Slow Food, Sparks, Supply Chains, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Market is for Life not just for Christmas

As has been noted in these pages, I am not a great fan of the Orange One. The idea that celebrity can save the high street is not one I ascribe to readily, and the Portas review for me missed … Continue reading

Posted in Farmers Markets, Festivals, Independents, Localisation, Markets, Mary Portas, Places, Town Centres | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Where’s the Beef?

I don’t think I’ve eaten horse … well not knowingly. I’ve tried my fair share of the weird and wonderful in my travels (rattlesnake, alligator, zebra, warthog, various of Bambi’s relatives, squirrel, assorted insects), and some of it has been … Continue reading

Posted in Consumers, Diet and Health, Doughnuts, Food, Food Quality, Labelling, Local Retailers, Retail Parks, Slow Food, Supply Chains, Tax | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Free the Fife One!

A few posts back I made some comments about farm shops and shops on a farm. The response directly to me was fascinating. Which is how I came to spend a day last week in Fife – and no, contrary … Continue reading

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The A to W of Scottish Food Retailing

Today sees the opening of the 4th Waitrose store in Scotland and the largest so far. The fourth store, at Newton Mearns represents another step forward for the company in Scotland and further competition for retailers already in the market. … Continue reading

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