We Click, But Will We Ever Collect?

Twitter was abuzz this week about Amazon’s next potential assault on the grocery market and, rather than their j0b-wrecking Amazon Go concept, it looks like they are going to be the latest to try a Click & Collect approach. It’s incredible to think that retailers have been working on various collection schemes for almost 20 […]

The Game Just Changed (Again)

This end of January is generally quiet in the Grocery trade, so imagine my shock when I saw on the news this morning that Tesco were launching a £3.7bn takeover of Booker. Booker is the UK’s largest wholesaler and supplies over 4,500 independent stores from its 172 warehouses. As with all wholesalers, the have a range […]

Has The Rag Trade Forgotten The Shopper?

I’m actually not sure if I should be highlighting this, as I seem to got quite adept at timing my need for specific clothing items with when that particular “season” is being reduced in a Sale. However, after ready Kantar’s report that the UK fashion market saw sales drop by 2.0% last year (Click here for […]

Kantar Isn’t Just For Christmas

After the developments during 2016, the January Kantar figures must have been the most anticipated for years. These are the figures that give the cleanest view of who has “won” Christmas. Let’s start with the news that hit us before Kantar today with an incredibly buoyant trading statement from Morrisons. Growth (excl. Petrol) of +2.9% is […]

2017 And All That

As is customary at this time of year, we have a selection of direly pessimistic and overly optimistic predictions for the coming 12 months. Well, I’d hate to exclude myself from all this fun, so here are what I believe will be the big themes for 2017. Either way, it’s going to be an exciting […]