I never formally met Sir Ken Morrison, but he was always a bit of a hero of mine. Not only was he from the same city (Bradford), but he was a formidable force in food retailing, my chosen industry. It’s a source of regret that I never managed to meet and have a discussion with […]
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 (Friday) no.4 looks back into the archives from 2011 (July) with the Kirkstall store of the future changes. This isn’t the first phase, rather other adjustments that had been dropped in further down the line.
Due to the work pressure, finding time to write a good blog each week is becoming a near impossibility, however there is a need to keep the blog / website updated for the thousands* of visitors who beat a weary path to Groceryinsight.com each working week. The blog in the older days was a regular […]
Clothing is an area I never thought Morrisons would move into, a limited non food assortment drew criticism from the analysts post Safeway who wanted more non food to boost gross margins. Ken resisted and clothing was an area that seemed completely prohibitive given the expense of starting an operation along with fears that come […]