In 2019, the Government set out new legislation placing stricter requirements on pre-packaged foods to carry a full list of ingredients - known as ‘Natasha’s Law’. Natasha’s Law follows the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who...
06 October, 2020
It is fair to say that back in 2019, Brexit dominated the news. The same is said for 2018. It is hard to believe but we probably all wish it had been in 2020 too. Because that means we wouldn’t have been in the grip of a global pandemic, but clearly...
14 September, 2020
At S4RB we talk a lot about one team. The importance of retail own brand teams and their own brand suppliers working together, around one view of product performance and one mission to deliver success.
08 September, 2020
Private brands need to be agile. It is no longer commercially viable for new product development to take forty or fifty weeks. There is the need to be more responsive to competition, customer demand and customer trends. We have seen this more than...
27 July, 2020
I think we can all agree that few people are unaffected by COVID-19, and the impact will last for months or years to come. But one thing is obvious with the ceaseless media and industry coverage. It will separate the optimist from the pessimist....
09 June, 2020
Conservative industry estimates put the Cost of Poor Quality total at higher than 10% of sales through its impact on gross margin. And one place this is most transparent to customers is through online reviews.
19 May, 2020
The ‘high street’ will not be the same after COVID-19; I think something most pundits would agree on. Store formats are likely to change. The use of online shopping will increase.
12 May, 2020
The New Normal Nobody knows the long-term impact Covid-19 will have, but there is general consensus that when things return to ‘normal’, there will almost certainly be a new ‘norm’ in many different ways. There seems little doubt work habits and...
01 April, 2020
There is no doubt that we live in a world of big data. Every commentator talks about the increase of data for everything from the use of social media through to estimates of what will happen with the Internet-of-Things (IoT), but I only just learned...
18 December, 2019
It is not surprising that given Velocity Europe is the My [Private] Brand conference, the word ‘Brand’ featured heavily.
04 November, 2019
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