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December 2019

Ocado joins forces with Japanese grocer Aeon

By | December 9th, 2019|All News and Events|

The Japanese grocery chain Aeon, one of the biggest online supermarket retailers in the continent, has signed a deal with British retailer Ocado to develop its online eCommerce enterprise and expand into the logistics of delivering groceries to customers. Marking Ocado’s first partnership with an Asian company, the deal will see the pair collaborating predominantly [...]

Behaviours successful leaders adopt under pressure

By | December 6th, 2019|Leadership|

Remaining calm under pressure is an essential aspect of successful leadership in business. If a leader starts to run around like a headless chicken when something goes wrong, the rest of the workforce are likely to follow suit. So, continue reading to discover some of the best tips and tricks to help you offer strong [...]

Move of the Week: Morrisons promotions reward turnaround duo

By | December 6th, 2019|Move of The Week|

David Potts has done an outstanding job in reviving the fortunes of Morrisons after the supermarket lost its way during the Dalton Phillips era. A duo of appointments confirmed this week demonstrate the confidence Potts now has in an executive team that was considered flabby and ineffective when he first joined backed in 2015. Current [...]

A short history of the British TV Christmas advert

By | December 4th, 2019|All News and Events|

They might be a staple of our Christmas television diet, but the iconic retailer Christmas ads weren’t always such a prevalent part of our culture. The festive season is packed full of marketing from supermarkets to government agencies wanting to get into the holiday spirit and now that television is such a common part of [...]

Why Interim Management is crucial for retail

By | December 2nd, 2019|All News and Events|

Retail is known to have a diverse, fast-paced business model that lends itself to changes, sometimes at short notice. When this happens, it's likely that you'll need a qualified, experienced Manager to fill a role quickly - a situation which can cause uncertainty in your retail business. However, sometimes these situations can be for the [...]

November 2019

FOOD INNOVATION DIRECTOR – EUROPE

By | November 29th, 2019|Representative Sample of Jobs|

£Significant Six-Figure Basic + Bonus + LTIP’s Based London - Significant European Travel This internationally renowned market leader in fast food service restaurants requires an experienced Food Innovation professional to lead the process of developing and implementing new and improved food and beverage products, platforms, and solutions, that will help deliver a distinctive experience to [...]

Lidl to offer top supermarket pay grade

By | November 29th, 2019|All News and Events|

European retailer Lidl has become the UK’s top-paying supermarket after bosses announced that they would raise wages for all 19,000 of their staff across the country. The supermarket recently reported that they would raise employee wages to the total cost of £10m, which has been designed to fit in line with new estimates of the [...]

Move of the week: Why has Asos hired a chief growth officer?

By | November 29th, 2019|Move of The Week|

Asos’s decision to hire its first chief growth officer has sparked debate about what the job entails and why the business needs one now. But setting aside the role descriptor for a moment, it’s worth looking at the profile of the man himself to help understand the skillset Asos is looking to acquire. Robert Birge [...]

How pressure can be positive

By | November 27th, 2019|Leadership|

Pressure comes as standard as part of any leadership role and can be both a negative and positive force when driving behaviour. An effective corporate business leader will know how to delegate and be able to communicate competently when under pressure. However, when under pressure, behaviour can be impacted and you may struggle to effectively [...]

The formula for a winning retail Christmas ad

By | November 25th, 2019|All News and Events|

We’ve previously looked at some of the most iconic Christmas ads in recent history, but what makes these so memorable? We’re exploring some common themes from top retailer adverts at Christmas time to uncover the winning formula. A memorable song As the Christmas adverts roll in, so do the unusual cover songs. This year, John [...]