Interviews & Comments

LL Bean all set to hire an ‘Outside CEO’

LL Bean all set to  hire an ‘Outside CEO’

Outdoors retailer LL Bean will hire a CEO from outside the company in its 103 year History. Chairman Shawn Gorman made the declaration to workers in an update, letting them know the L.L. Bean family and board unanimously consented to hire Stephen Smith from Chinese online food merchant Yihaodian as its new CEO. “Hiring a […]

Interview, Tesco Dave Lewis, Chief Executive:

Interview, Tesco Dave Lewis, Chief Executive:

TESCO: Interview with Dave Lewis, Chief Executive: “We have delivered an unprecedented level of change in our business over the last twelve months and it is working.  The first half results show sustained improvement across a broad range of key indicators. In the UK, we continue to improve all aspects of our offer for customers, […]

THE NEW GLOBAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE: SMALL AND SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW

THE NEW GLOBAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE: SMALL AND SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW

THE NEW GLOBAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE: SMALL AND SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW Despite evidence that the rise of digital shopping has become an influential factor in the changing retail landscape, consumer shopping channel preferences continue to shift. Which channels are consumers shopping most, and what are they buying there? Are modern trade outlets replacing traditional […]

Interview: Liz Plizga, group vice president for Diversified Communications, producer of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global.

Interview: Liz Plizga, group vice president for Diversified Communications, producer of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global.

BY RIAD BELADI  SENIOR MARKET ANALYST IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY Questions: 1-ISN:  Can you tell us about the history of this event.? Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, formerly known as the European Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe, is the world’s largest seafood trade event.   Seafood Expo Global  was launched in April 1993 as a result […]

Interview: Christophe PAINVIN, Exhibition Director DJAZAGRO

Interview: Christophe PAINVIN,  Exhibition Director DJAZAGRO

1-Djazagro on its 13 th year , can you tell us where the growth is coming from geographically. countries , type of companies.? The international scope of DJAZAGRO is significant. Last year the number of the international exhibitors progressed of 24 % with 31 different participating countries representing 72 % of the global surface of […]

Asda steps up a gear on ambition to ‘lead online’ with expansion plans

Asda steps up a gear on ambition to ‘lead online’ with expansion plans

Asda steps up a gear on ambition to ‘lead online’ with expansion plans Asda, the UK’s second largest retailer has today announced plans to grow its online business by expanding its Home Shopping and Click and Collect operation over the next four years Plans include the acquisition of a fully automated ‘click and collect’ pod […]

Sainsbury’s face a challenge on “the value of values” at AGM.

Sainsbury’s face a challenge on “the value of values” at AGM.

Sainsbury’s face a challenge on “the value of values” at AGM. Protesters claim “Customers’ trust in Sainsbury’s is misplaced.” Sainsbury’s new Chief Executive, Mike Coupe, will be taken to task at the company’s AGM in London this Wednesday by human rights organisations and groups working for justice for the Palestinians. A loud and lively protest […]

IKANO INSIGHT RECEIVES FOUR NOMINATIONS FOR LOYALTY AWARDS

IKANO INSIGHT RECEIVES FOUR NOMINATIONS FOR LOYALTY AWARDS Retail loyalty specialist Ikano Insight has been shortlisted in three separate categories for this year’s Loyalty Awards, in just its first year of operation. The business has been nominated for Best Loyalty Programme of the Year – Retail (Non Food), for its work on Jaeger’s tiered reward […]