Our Library

Here is some of our thinking about events we have attended, some short books we have written and some presentations we have, well, presented.

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

Andrew on Innovation

March 2012

Our Chairman Andrew is an innovation guru with over 40 years experience.

Curious to hear his words of wisdom we asked him to share his wares!

Click the title to download a pdf of his speech.

The Wine Fair

May 2010

We go to The London International Wine Fair every year. It provides an opportunity for us to see what’s changing in the world of wine - the trends, innovations and well... drink the odd glass or two!

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Library

Here is some of our thinking about events we have attended, some short books we have written and some presentations we have, well, presented.

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

Wine Fair

May 2011

We go to The London International Wine Fair every year. It provides an opportunity for us to see what’s changing in the world of wine - the trends, innovations and well... drink the odd glass or two!

Click the title to download the PDF.

 

ISM

2010

This was our 25th visit to the ISM, one of the world's most important confectionary fairs, and as with every previous year, the cleverness and originality of marketers and R&D personnel still amazes us. This piece shares the products and trends we found the most captivating.

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Library

Here is some of our thinking about events we have attended, some short books we have written and some presentations we have, well, presented.

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

Look what I've made

June 2011

H&M help brands grow, innovative and engage by creating inspiring stories. This book contains some of our thoughts on innovation.

Easter

2010

Seasonal branding is big money and Easter is no exception.
We got out there to visit the stores and European chocolatiers to see what brands were doing to attract and differentiate. Yummy! 

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ISM

2012

A sweet tooth and a keen eye at this year's ISM.

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The Black Art

Packaging design, like our Chairman, has grown up since 1974. It’s the twenty-first century marketer’s secret weapon. But, to many of us, it’s still something of a black art, and the old questions of how, why and what still stand.

We have shone some light on things!

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Library

Here is some of our thinking about events we have attended, some short books we have written and some presentations we have, well, presented.

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

Toy Fair

2012

This was our first year at the London Toy Fair.

Toys? Yes Toys.

We think it's important to know what's going on in people's sphere of influence. What else besides food and drink sits at home and how might impact both parents and children's choices in the supermarket.

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Anuga 2009

Of all the places in the world to visit for ideas, there’s nowhere better than the bi-annual Anuga Fair in Cologne. 6,500 exhibitors from 97 countries.

A summary of our two day visit concentrates on things that inspired us and things that represented the green shoots of new trends.

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Library

Here is some of our thinking about events we have attended, some short books we have written and some presentations we have, well, presented.

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

ISM

2011

An opportunity in one day to see what 1,500 suppliers think the trends in confectionery will be in the next years. See if we are right!

Just hover over the titles and click if you're curious.

Glass

We think glass is pretty special - one of the oldest and most versatile materials at our disposal.

We have explored its various uses and our personal and professional encounters with it.

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