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The devil is in the detail

Delegating data collection tasks is a great way to get results
26 January, 2018

Supplier engagement – all retailers will tell you they have it, but do they really?

Having had the experience of working within a large German retailer private brand team, developing private brands across categories, I was truly surprised at how one-dimensional in most cases their supplier engagement was!
13 December, 2017

Walmart third quarter earnings

Lisa Roecher, Client Success Director at S4RB comments on Walmart's latest results as reported here by CNBC.
19 November, 2017

Signal failure: The problem with receipt traffic lights

Experts have recently proposed a traffic light system for supermarket receipts, alerting customers to high levels of fat, sugar and salt in their weekly shop. Taken at face value, it could be effective in curbing obesity levels in the UK, but delve...
15 November, 2017

Food Waste - The challenges facing British Supermarkets

It would seem illogical that food waste in the U.K continues to increase every year just as more and more families struggle to put food on the table. As the Government misses out on its own food waste targets, what can consumers and retailers do to...
06 September, 2017

‘True’ product innovation is the key for retailers

It’s a frightening statistic that of the c. 10,000 new food products grocery retailers see each year, only 8% will be successful one year on. Just imagine how much time and effort is wasted on the 92% of unsuccessful products.
09 August, 2017

Our approach to solutions

I recently attended the Oracle Modern Business Experience event at Excel in London, this is their showcase event in the UK and attracts around c.5,000 delegates. Perhaps not surprisingly, it also attracts some worthy high-profile speakers; this year...
14 June, 2017


On the 5th and 6th of April this year SEDEX hosted its annual conference in London at the prestigious QEII Conference Centre. The event has grown massively in the last 10 years with over 700 delegates attending from its 40,000 members across 150...
31 May, 2017

5 top tips for planning and implementing a business transformation

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change” – Charles Darwin
24 May, 2017

Waitrose - Quality Food for 111 years

Hello history lovers and welcome back to my blog series on UK retail history. After a short break I am back with the history of one of our so called "poshest" supermarkets, Waitrose.
19 May, 2017
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