Organic Food Iberia launches major hosted buyer initiative

Organic Food Iberia launches major hosted buyer initiative

Thousands of trade buyers from across the natural and organic world will be heading to Madrid over 6-7 June for the launch of Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia.  Among them will be hundreds of senior international buyers, taking part in the event’s new high-profile hosted buyer programme. Event co-organisers Diversified Communications and IFEMA […]

launching in partnership with Path

launching in partnership with Path

Last year around this time I shared the exciting news of a program Walmart was launching in partnership with Path Forward. It was near and dear to my heart because it focused on creating training and career opportunities for a typically untapped talent pool that I was once a part of – women and men who […]

Preliminary Results for the 52 weeks

Preliminary Results for the 52 weeks

Underlying profits up 7.8 percent; net debt £222 million lower, ahead of target; dividend up 7.8 percent Accelerating investment in store estate and technology while reducing net debt and maintaining our dividend policy Investing to improve more than 400 supermarkets this year New target to reduce net debt by at least £600 million over the […]

Weather Inspires Strongest Online Retail 

Weather Inspires Strongest Online Retail 

Unseasonably Warm Weather Inspires Strongest Online Retail Performance in Six Months ·        Online retail sales increased by +9.4% YoY in February ·        February was above 3- and 6-month averages of +6.3% and +7.4% YoY ·        12-month average sits at +11.1% YoY ·        Despite upturn, figure remains below 5-year February average of +10.6% LONDON UK – March 20, 2019: February’s unexpectedly […]

Brand value was up 30 percent year-on-year

Brand value was up 30 percent year-on-year

Paris, March 14, 2019 – Capgemini has been ranked as the second fastest growing global IT services brand in 2019, according to a recent study conducted by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. With a year-on-year brand value growth of 30 percent, Capgemini ranks No. 6 in the list of top 15 consultancies, jumping […]

Walmart is Leading in Associate Health Benefits.

Walmart is Leading in Associate Health Benefits.

It’s no secret healthcare costs are going up. Employer spending on health care services rose by 44% per enrollee from 2007 to 2016, reaching nearly $700 billion annually in 2017. Meanwhile, employers still want to offer the best possible coverage in an effort to attract top talent. So what’s the solution? One answer can be found in the new Harvard […]

Top Trends Impacting Innovation in Africa

Top Trends Impacting Innovation in Africa

Global market research company Euromonitor International revealed today the top trends in the African retail market at its first conference in Johannesburg. According to new research, across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces. Euromonitor International identified eight trends driving innovation in […]

Why do 73% of your category recommendations never make it into store?’.

Why do 73% of your category recommendations never make it into store?’.

The answer is ‘Category Management’. And before you roll your eyes and think Category Management is dead, it is not. Yes, when Category Management launched in the early 1990’s I remember my colleagues at Sainsbury’s Head Office writing ‘Category Management 2pm-4pm in their diary’. Move forward 30 years and that approach to Category Management is […]

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