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  1. Paul's Blog: A Measure of Success?

    This week, Paul looks at how we should measure success vs equality.

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  2. CF Blog: 100 days until Christmas

    As the year has stretched on through lockdown, the C word is starting to crop up a lot. With department stores opening their Christmas shops and advent calendars hitting the shelves, consumers hoping for a big end of the year party to celebrate the end of 2020, there’s no denying that Christmas is definitely not cancelled.

    However, many retailers are still being cautious with their Christmas ordering, and rightly so. With the lockdown guidance changing on a near weekly basis and varying guidelines across the UK, the thought of surplus festive stock is a scary one. But no matter how big or small the celebrations may be, the country will still need gravy, chocolate and crackers to see us through December. Here’s some things to think about when you’re adding to basket:

    Don’t just stick to snowflakes and Christmas trees – These won’t stand the test of time after 25th December and won’t be as easy to remarket for the Spring Holidays. Try

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  3. Paul's Blog: Focus on Independents

    This week, Paul looks at the importance of keeping independent producers in independent retailers.

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  4. Paul's Blog: Business Governance post Covid?

    This week, Paul talks about what business governance will look like post Covid.

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  5. Paul Hargreaves: To go or not to go…back to the office

    This week, Paul explores going back to the office after lockdown and the rise of flexible working.

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  6. Spotlight On: Organic

    One thing that’s really important to us, and to our customers, is having a wide selection of organic products available to choose form. There has been a huge rise in interest in organic products in recent years, and this has been heightened by the Coronavirus pandemic as people looked to eat more healthily to boost their immune systems, and also started shopping local and supporting independent businesses.

    When buying organic, you know that you that you are buying items that you are supporting farmers and producers that are trying to grow in a more ethical way, without using harsh chemicals on the land. With more and more of us trying to move to a more sustainable lifestyle, choosing organic is an easy way to start making a difference.

    As well as picking organic fruit and vegetables, there are endless possibilities to pick from when doing your weekly shop, from easy swaps to everyday essentials, to indulgent treats, and we’ve got a great range to choose from. We want to

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  7. Paul Hargreaves: Doing More

    This week, Paul talks about doing more for the planet.

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  8. Paul Hargreaves: Polarisation, Pivoting and Positivity

    This week Paul looks at the positivity needed for the remaining months of 2020.

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  9. CF Blog: How are we changing the world?

    You might have seen that we recently released our Impact Report which includes all the things we have been doing as a company to improve our impact on the planet. Part of being a B Corp means that we are determined to be a force for good, by doing our bit for the people and planet ahead of profits. 

    One of the things that we pride ourselves on, is that our employees share the values that we hold as a company. And we are all trying to do our bit to ensure that we leave the planet in a better way that we found it, even if it’s just with small changes. Now that the majority of us are working from home, it is even more important for us to do our bit, so I asked the team what they’ve been doing at home:

     

    Ashton

    “I’m definitely a more conscious consumer – have switched household cleaning products to eco-friendly and changing/choosing new general products based on sustainability; packaging &

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  10. Paul Hargreaves: Self-sacrificial Leadership

    This week, Paul looks at self-sacrificial leadership.

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