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Some surprising categories which Amazon are considering

It’s been a full year now since Amazon acquired Whole Foods.  Overnight they obtained 460 carefully chosen locations, landed a fully functioning grocery distribution system and became a national and international grocery competitor. The Seattle-based retailer might be a disrupter, but it’s not the first retailer to identify food as a lever to catapult their growth.  Their great competitor, Walmart,...

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Does Britain Still Love Queuing?

If there’s one thing Brits know how to do really well, its queuing. Our proud reputation has been backed up by a recent survey which suggests we spend on average one year, two weeks and a day waiting in line in shops. However the survey also suggests that even British consumers have a breaking point when it comes to queues:...

Case Studies

Creating a Change Hub for a High Street Department Store

Our client, a well known high street department store, was undertaking a five year transformation programme across process, systems and people to achieve its vision of becoming customer-centric.  The business required support with change management and communications as it embarked on its transformational journey. Challenge Despite having an extensive network of stores, there was no internal communications function, which was...

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Organisational Redesign Post Acquisition

We were engaged by one of the world’s leading betting companies, with thousands of betting outlets across Europe as well as over one million online customers. They required support in integrating an newly acquired online betting exchange into its corporate structure, including a redesign of the existing organisation to align to the parent.   Challenge As part of the acquisition,...

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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Retail

Retail Week has recently picked out 10 of the most powerful women in global retail.  So what makes them successful, and what can be learned from their successes?   And do you agree with the shortlist? Here are their Top 10:   Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP of Retail and Online stores, Apple As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple,...

Case Studies

Organisation Redesign ahead of System and Process Change

Our client, one of the big four UK grocers, was undertaking a large scale transformation, impacting all aspects of its operating model. We worked with their Commercial Operations team to manage the impact of process and systems change on their organisation design.   CHALLENGE The Commercial Operations team had been accountable for supplier and item set up and data management,...