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PLMA 2019 – where the industry sees RED

In the pre-PLMA seminar this week, IGD presented their updated forecast for retail growth in an interesting presentation on the future of traditional retail, where those of us lucky enough to attend got to see RED – the IGD model for retail success,...
22 May, 2019

Harnessing social media insight to grow your own grocery brand

The grocery retail sector has a growing reputation for innovation, with retailers increasingly working to harness the rewards available from social media. Social platforms are now widely used by retailers in an effort to connect with customers in an...
15 May, 2019

Practising next generation collaboration

I will admit unashamedly that I’ve stolen this title from Doug Baker’s (VP at FMI) closing presentation at this year’s Velocity event. Alongside Kroger, Wakefern, Walmart and others, Doug discussed the pace of transition from private label to...
07 May, 2019

Could Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) get kids to school in the morning, without a fuss?

Imagine having a process flowchart for getting your kids out of bed and off to school each day. It would probably start the night before making sure uniforms are pressed, lunches are made, and bags are ready. Then the morning alarm would go off and...
01 May, 2019

Many hands make light work

I’m sure we’ve all heard the expression; it has been around long enough. Apparently, it appears in pretty much all proverb collections from the 16th Century onwards. Many hands make light work.
24 April, 2019

Why the traffic light system can be misleading

About one-third of pre-packed foods in the UK these days have traffic light labels. The idea is that these assist shoppers in making smarter purchasing decisions by helping them to choose the healthiest option out of similar products and keep a...
17 April, 2019

Finding the value in company values

Every business owner wants to ensure their business is successful. But what does it take to get there? It might seem simple - have a structure of objectives, targets, KPIs to hit, everyone working towards the same goals. However, these all can’t be...
12 April, 2019

Private brands: Learning digital transformation from Usain Bolt

We all indulged in Usain Bolt’s fantastic feats in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, particularly when the 4 x 100 meter relay team became the first to smash 37 seconds - breaking the world record clocking 36.84 seconds. Unbelievable!
03 April, 2019

Will Kroger’s private brand commercials grow brand loyalty?

A strange thing happened at the weekend. Sitting down on the sofa, coffee in one hand and the TV remote in the other, I pressed down firmly on the power switch and quickly looked up as the black screen burst into life. I was greeted by the Roku logo...
28 March, 2019

Private brands leadership: what can the industry learn from JFK?

In a world where change and disruption is all around us, companies have to be highly adaptable and agile to transform their businesses to be able to respond and thrive. Business Transformation is the term used and can best be described as change...
21 March, 2019
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