OU on the BBC: The Foods That Make Billions
The Foods That Make Billions told the story of how big business...
This BBC2 series told the story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessities and highly profitable brands.
Your Choice, Your Brand?
What's the perfect brand of water? Try our interactive water sampler to find out Launch now: Your Choice, Your Brand? Water
When you're looking for a healthy breakfast, what brand is the best? It depends what you're looking for, as our brands quiz demonstrates... Launch now: Your Choice, Your Brand? Breakfast cereals
There's a bewildering range of yoghurts fighting for your attention on shop shelves. How do you select one that's right for you? Launch now: Your Choice, Your Brand? Yoghurt
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Water, water, everywhere - so why do we spend a fortune buying the stuff in plastic bottles? Launch now: The Foods That Make Billions: Liquid Gold
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The world of cereal was explored in the second episode of The Foods That Make Billions Read more : The Foods That Make Billions: The Age of Plenty
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How did an unknown hippy food become the cosy heart of a billion dollar capitalist industry? Read more : The Foods That Make Billions: Pots of gold
All about the series which tells the story of how big business feeds us by transforming simple commodities into everyday necessities and highly profitable brands Read more : The Foods That Make Billions on the BBC
Why do some brands endure while others fade away? Featuring: Copyrighted imageCredit: The Open University
Danone's Bernard Hours explains how some brands have a long shelf life, while others fall by the wayside. Watch now: Why do some brands endure while others fade away?
Understanding your customer is a key to surviving when things get tough, explains Danone's Bernard Hours. Watch now: How can brands beat a recession?
As customers discuss brands online more and more, how you react will determine your future success, believes Danone's Bernard Hours. Watch now: What does the future hold for brands?
Emma Rothero, a research fellow with the OU's Department of Life Sciences, writes about how our needs and uses of water are intricately bound to... Read more : The natural world's need for water
What has changed when it comes to breakfast cereals, and who is paying the true cost of apparent abundance? Read more : The real story behind cereals
Dick Morris considers the good, the bad and the ugly on the yoghurt counter. Read more : Yoghurt, friend or foe?
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