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Velocity 2017: From the outside looking in

Last month’s Velocity: My [Private] Brand Conference brought together some of the world’s biggest retailers and suppliers to share retail expertise and strategy. Joining members of the S4RB leadership team was Tank's senior account manager, Dan...
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‘I want what I want, when I want it and where I want it!’

At last month’s Future Retail Strategies conference there were lots of discussions, as the name implies, about new ways to engage customers; the new future of retail.  From clothes stores, where the stock is stored underground and touch screens in...
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Innovations in 'Free From' private label

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Velocity 2017 is just around the corner

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the accepted norm: missing the 'essential magic'

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working collaboratively is the key

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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
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Sam’s Club game plan on the right track for private brand success

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Back to the future: the new rise of the Private Label Phoenix

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