DISCOVERY – DIRECTOR’S BLOG


David Hider – May 2018

  Three rather different, unusual topics  to discuss here: Vanilla prices, the Asda merger with Sainsbury’s and the Nestle purchase of Starbucks retail sales. In the nut business we are used to the way the weather affects commodity prices, take the price of Brazils last year as an example, when much of the world opted […]

November 2017

A Christmas message from the Chairman…. Now that Bonfire night has been reduced to ashes and Remembrance day has passed, might I just thank you all for allowing us to act as one of your trusted suppliers.  I say trusted as you depend on us at Hider to service your retail outlet and I feel […]

David Hider November 2016

The Weather Forecasts This is a sad reflection in some ways, but also shows how, over 40 years or so , you adjust to listening in on particular aspects of daily life, which is emphasised when, like now, I am in the States. The weather forecast here is the same as in the U.K. but […]

David Hider July 2016

Out of Europe, not once but twice! Well how have we managed that, all within one long weekend? We arrived back in Blighty overnight to a sunny morning in Gatwick and the pilot informed us of the Brexit vote, somewhere over Sussex, – there was a sharp intake of breath and then a stunned silence. […]

David Hider May 2016

Greetings on May Day, the start of summer?  Well the first of these monthly comments. Well the weather, snow, hail, gales and frost would suggest that yet again we have to bow before the weather gods.  Cricket in the snow is no fun and the overseas players must wonder where they have come to and […]

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