With the rather surprising news that former UK retail veteran Stuart Machin has returned to UK Food retailing after a period in Australia with Coles and Target and also with Steinhoff (UK). Here are the 5 that matter for M&S Food as he looks to get started in April.
Week 34. The week is slightly delayed thanks to the bank holiday and this being written on a different continent. Next week – week 35 is a card carrying, United States retail special. Excited? Good! This week we have Tesco doing their bit for the nation’s mathematicians, some armageddon in retail (US) discounting in review and a […]
Week 33. The week saw more terrible weather harming both BBQ and B&Q sales. Featured this week are Christmas 2016 and 2017 alongside shrinkflation, skilled work in Frozen Foods, B&Q garden inspiration and yet more fake news on pricing.
Week 32. As a youngster, I always enjoyed fantasy football with Baddiel and Skinner and in particular their feature at the start of each show where they highlighted things they’d seen whilst watching football that week. In a pre internet world, it was far harder than it sounded.
With the trends for 2017 out from most of the more professional outfits, it’s time for me to bring my predictions and thoughts to the fore. Of course, there will be no mention of #millennials #tech and #wearables and it’ll be a steely focus on the reality facing people this year.