Own brands have been around in the UK since the 1800s, starting out as basic groceries and gradually growing to compete in almost all retail categories.
28 November, 2018
A couple of months back, Co-op became one of the first UK supermarkets to introduce an app that allows customers to pay via their mobile phones for the items they buy in store. This ‘shop, scan and go’ app is similar to the service Amazon created...
21 November, 2018
Private label products are set to increase their share of dollar spend from 15% to 25%. The higher margins afforded by private label products are like a desert oasis to those trudging across the unforgiving retail market. Budget retailers circle...
14 November, 2018
The passage of time is a fact of life that we can neither control nor even influence. No matter how hard we try, minutes, days, weeks and months pass by with remarkable regularity and uniformity.
31 October, 2018
Does technology in store really improve your shopping experience? Is the promise of self-service something that the average shopper wants? Who indeed is the average shopper and who’s to say what they want?
24 October, 2018
David Taylor explains the importance of supplier due diligence and shares his top tips on how retailers can better manage this to avoid risk.
17 October, 2018
Veganuary 2018 was a resounding success this year, with the number of people committing to eat a vegan diet during the month rising from 1,500 in 2014 to 52,000, making the UK the biggest market in the world for the challenge followed by the US.
10 October, 2018
I had the opportunity to attend the My Private Brands Velocity conference in September. The overarching message from the speakers and retailers in attendance was: there’s a new face to private brands, one that’s all about building and growing brands.
04 October, 2018
When asked what we mean by ‘supplier engagement’ - which is still a relatively new concept in many own brand retailers - it is about better facilitating supply related processes or supplier related initiatives through better communication, better...
26 September, 2018
We're quickly entering the fourth industrial revolution.
20 September, 2018
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