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
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
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
With the evolution of online trading, social media and other digital transformations, there is plenty written about the fact that “data is the new oil” – all helping to fuel this current evolution. Some would even say it’s a revolution.
06 March, 2019
Most people recognise the maxim from their business life, but the concept pervades our personal lives too. Consider the Apple Watch and Health app; how many iPhone users have not checked the ‘health app’ to see their step count at least once? Some...
20 February, 2019
The question may not be as pithy as a pending bar room joke, but in discussion with an own brand retailer, we recently found ourselves having this very discussion.
16 January, 2019
Regular readers will know that we are huge exponents of retail own brand teams working with their store brand suppliers as ‘one team’- and meaning it (as opposed to just talking to it).
09 January, 2019
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
The noise about Brexit is only on the increase as the ‘deadline’ approaches. However, many of the issues discussed in the press are intangible to the proverbial ‘man in the street’.
24 August, 2018
At a recent FoodEx and associated exhibition I attended in the UK, there were some great artisan products on show. There was an array of assorted cheeses, an increased prevalence of chilli and a small number of speciality gins including the...
22 August, 2018
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