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  1. CF Blog: New Supplier Launch Event

    A look at our New Product Launch Event.

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  2. Paul Hargreaves: Trends at the start of 2020

    Paul Hargreaves looks at new trends in the food industry that will continue into the year ahead.

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  3. Paul Hargreaves: Inspiration from others

    Paul Hargreaves looks in to the benefits of listening to or reading inspirational stories in order to lift the spirits and allow us to learn more about the lives of others.

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  4. Paul Hargreaves: The world doesn’t need another Roaring Twenties!

    Paul Hargreaves researched the roaring twenties to see if there were any parallels with what we can expect in the coming decade.  It turns out that we mostly need something very different to happen this decade than the one hundred years ago...

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  5. Paul Hargreaves: It’s not selfish to care about yourself

    Often we can achieve more with periods of reflection and inactivity which then means our activity is more purposeful when we get on with it. A theme for Paul this year has been “Doing less and achieving more” and he reminds us that, it’s not selfish to care about yourself. 

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  6. Paul Hargreaves: Thankfulness

    Paul Hargreaves suggests we aspire to be a ‘mood-lifter’ this week.  Be one of those who puts a smile on other’s faces, the way we arrive there is through being thankful.

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  7. New Product Launch Event 2020

    We're introducing new brands and products found in our latest catalogues all in one place! There will be a wide variety of products, complete with healthier for you foods, expanding our drinks and snacks categories.


    10:00 - 15:30 Thursday 23rd January 2020

    Hilton Hotel, Bagshot Road, Bracknell  RG12 0QJ


    Please notify your Account Manager if you will be attending or 

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  8. Paul Hargreaves: Taking or Giving Away?

    Paul Hargreaves says lessons are best learned from those in poorer countries often who have absolutely nothing, yet are content and happier than many of the graspers in the UK.

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  9. Paul Hargreaves: Be prepared for the worst

    Some good old-fashioned advice this week – and you should take this seriously from me as someone who is risk averse. I am minded to talk about Disaster Recovery this week in the light of the awful news about Marigold Heath Foods, whose warehouse burned down a couple of weekends ago. They lost absolutely everything and the thoughts and prayers of all of us in the industry are with them at this very difficult time. The fire made the national news and was so intense that it also impacted surrounding businesses.

    We all have our trials and tribulations in business, and we have had a few ourselves this summer following our move to a new warehouse in order to nearly halve our carbon footprint. Fortunately, our issues are almost over, but clearly, they were nothing on this scale and I was trying to practice the discipline of being thankful every day this summer in the light of some small adversity and a fire like this puts everything in balance.

    Often, we think in business t

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  10. Paul Hargreaves: Business isn’t about winning and losing any more

    Paul Hargreaves explains that business isn’t about winning and losing any more... Success is no longer just about quarterly financial numbers, but about our employees, customers, suppliers and the planet.

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