Noteworthy that M&S are row(e)ing back from their international ambitions, closing stores (some of which will be anchors in the towns they occupy) and also pushing more into food. A fair ambition, given Steve Rowe’s success in food; he built the chain into a real powerhouse in food. Albeit with a tiny market share but […]
Throwback Thursday will be a weekly feature trawling the Grocery Insight image archive (now standing at over 60,000 images). First up, from 7th August 2011 – the first M Local store opens in Ilkley. It’s easy to look back at the expansion and subsequent failure of M Local and say it was doomed from the […]
Throwback Thursday! The weekly look at the Grocery Insight archives (we have 60,000 + images), today it’s Tesco Watford Extra and the re-opening of the refitted store back in August 2014. A year later, Philip Clarke was to lose his job and Dave Lewis parachute in to rescue the ailing chain. The 3 stores (Coventry, […]
This post originally appeared on LinkedIn, and has been republished here in full. So Brexit, who expected that? I think the closeness literally could see it go either way but the margin of victory was surprising, as were some of the areas that ended up voting leave. Notable mention goes to Cornwall who voted leave, […]
Listen to Wednesday’s interview where I speak to Adam Parsons on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up To Money program about Tesco’s yearly results. Originally broadcast Wednesday 13th April 2016.