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Research : New study finds middle-aged shoppers are the most ethical / Warwick Business School

by on May 9, 2016

In a survey of supermarket consumers researchers found that young and old shoppers were less likely to purchase fairtrade and organic goods at supermarkets, with the findings going against the commonly held view that people become more ethical as they get older.

Younger shoppers talked a lot about buying ethical goods, but failed to practice what they preached, with the survey finding they recommended ethical products more than older consumers, but were less likely to purchase them.

And despite the perception that women are more ethical than men, the survey found no difference between the shopping habits of the two genders.   Warwick Business School,

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Tesco results – “Getting all the skeletons out of the closet early on” Prof Crawford Spence, Warwick Business School

by on April 22, 2015

Professor Crawford Spence, of Warwick Business School comments on the Tesco results

Tesco posts record £6.4bn annual loss

These figures are absolutely huge - nearly the biggest loss in UK corporate history. However, they need to be understood in context. They  relate mostly to asset write-downs rather than poor trading performance.

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