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COVID-19 – What’s next for Private Brands?

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

Is your approach to own brand merchandise complaints management actually hurting product quality and consistency?

In the hundreds and thousands of pieces of customer feedback that flow through the doors of every retailer, how do you identify and prioritise which issues to tackle first?
30 March, 2020

The COVID-19 Supplier Engagement Planning Checklist

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, many office workers are being encouraged to work from home. This is particularly important in retail where we need to protect the people involved in key parts of the value chain like logistics and operations to...
26 March, 2020

The Four Barriers to sharing customer feedback with own brand suppliers at scale

The Big Challenge presented by Big Data The growth of Big Data presents a big challenge for Quality Managers, Product Developers and Technical Managers at traditional retailers.
24 March, 2020

Do you really know your customer? Why you must master the art (and science) of omni-channel customer feedback management

Can you describe your typical customer? 
18 March, 2020

Making the Most of Customer Feedback

The challenges of collecting customer feedback Over the last decade or so, there has been a significant, overwhelming increase in customer feedback data available to retailers. 
11 February, 2020

The real value of own brand/retail customer feedback

Retailers today have many incoming streams of customer feedback. There’s the face to face route of in-store complaints and returns, call centre conversations, email, online chat and of course, social media.
14 January, 2020

Data is the new oil of the 21st Century

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

Salt reduction in processed foods

Most people consume too much salt—on average over 8 grams per day, or around twice the recommended maximum level of intake as reported by the World Health Organization.
27 November, 2019

Helping private brand teams to act as brands

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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