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 […]

First ever gin made from surplus table grapes to launch across UK

First ever gin made from surplus table grapes to launch across UK

A major British fruit supplier and a craft spirits producer have come up with a unique way to recycle an estimated 166 million surplus table grapes – by turning them into premium gin. Called HYKE, the gin goes on sale exclusively at 300 Tesco stores on Monday 18 March and supports the supermarket’s commitment to […]

UK : Asda to remove 6500 tonnes of plastic packaging

UK : Asda to remove 6500 tonnes of  plastic packaging

Asda has announced it has removed 6500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The milestone marks a significant step towards the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of plastic used in product packaging. Through product innovation and redesign, Asda has reduced plastic in almost 1000 individual product lines – […]

How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

The pace of change is faster than ever and will only increase as technology and consumer behaviour continue to develop. Disruption is the new norm, challenging established global brands to stay ahead of the curve. Low barriers to market entry combined with new consumer pain points and delivery systems create equal opportunity for incumbents, insurgents and local […]

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