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
At this month’s NPD Food & Drink Conference (Trend & Innovations), five useful questions were proposed: the five ‘Ws’ of product development.
31 October, 2019
With the most recent report from VDC Research predicting the global market for handheld self-scanning hardware, software, and services to grow 65% from $117.3M in 2018 to $195.2M in 2023, we can expect to see more and more of these adopted for price...
22 August, 2019
I was fortunate enough to listen to Lidia Palubina (Senior Consultant, Kantar Consulting) when she presented at the pre-event seminars for PLMA 2019. I think most people know of Alibaba – an enormous online marketplace – but it was obvious from Ms...
25 July, 2019
At this year’s PLMA Trade Show (the ‘World of Private Label’ International Trade Show) in Amsterdam, there was inevitably a lot of discussion on the parallels and differences between Europe and North America in terms of private label - or 'own...
12 July, 2019
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