Waitrose Unpacked and #plasticfree

When visiting the Reduced Plastic /  Waitrose Unpacked store some weeks ago, I was struck by the customer feedback hub and the comments that had been left, visiting more trial stores and concepts than I care to remember frankly. One is always struck by how different any store looks in the early days, each newly […]

Wholesale change for Jack’s?

We have been busily recording a number of podcasts and building a base of support via Apple podcasts, Spotify and Podbean (hosters of said podcast). Our 5th episode goes live on Monday 8th April; covering the new Jack’s store in Rawtenstall. An interesting proposition given the larger size of the store (35k sq. ft) and […]

Job losses at Tesco

I think it’s perhaps indicative of the ‘who can run the least worst shops’ trend that we are seeing in the UK that this news doesn’t get as much ‘shock’ as it would in the past. However it’s still a bad news story and one that Tesco will be trying to control in the coming […]

Jack’s – Part of the Tesco family

So a top 10 from the Jack’s visit yesterday. Lots of press and indeed it’s major news(!) There will be lots of press about price differentials and the like, but the reality is that with 2600 lines and 1700 of those being solely Jack’s – it makes a comparative difficult. Fair play to Tesco for […]