I saw (and shared) a recent blog on storebrands.com about consumer confidence in private brands where I came across a new expression – well, to me at least – when Shaun (Bossons) referred to “the noisy eaters”.
28 June, 2017
Working globally affords me the opportunity to see different Retailers and Manufacturers in the ongoing search for the holy grail of great products that excite consumers at so many different levels. Whether it be the over 40% of consumers supposedly...
21 June, 2017
I recently attended the Oracle Modern Business Experience event at Excel in London, this is their showcase event in the UK and attracts around c.5,000 delegates. Perhaps not surprisingly, it also attracts some worthy high-profile speakers; this year...
14 June, 2017
On the 5th and 6th of April this year SEDEX hosted its annual conference in London at the prestigious QEII Conference Centre. The event has grown massively in the last 10 years with over 700 delegates attending from its 40,000 members across 150...
31 May, 2017
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change” – Charles Darwin
24 May, 2017
Hello history lovers and welcome back to my blog series on UK retail history. After a short break I am back with the history of one of our so called "poshest" supermarkets, Waitrose.
19 May, 2017
Solution, noun 1. a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation. Since joining a company with “Solutions” in its name, I’ve become increasingly – and sometimes painfully – aware of the ways in which people casually misuse this...
17 May, 2017
The phone rings. The Technical Manager recognises the number and glances at the wall clock – these calls never take ‘just a minute’. “Hi, it’s Mario. Just a quick question, it should only take a minute.” Yeah, right… “I was up all night finishing...
10 May, 2017
Excel is one of the most powerful pieces of software used in business today, but it is not a cure for all ills. Indeed, there are several articles on the internet telling us Microsoft Excel might be the most dangerous software on the planet.
03 May, 2017
The Grocer Conference 2017 was a sell-out event this year, with a wealth of speakers from the height of the industry. Delegates from across the UK came together to discuss and participate in the question every small and medium supplier wants to know...
26 April, 2017
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