Which channels and customers are our next big bets?

If you are in a role responsible for deciding your company’s channel and customer investment strategy, the chances are that the landscape that you look upon is a hugely different one to what it was, even eighteen months ago. The choices you face and the decisions you take now are critical to your commercial future,… Read More

3.5% vs 1.8% – Are you following the money?

Like many people today, I’ve both bought and consumed my meals out of home.  It’s been good for the chains and independents who’ve had my spend.  On the flip side not so good for the supermarkets, because less coffee consumed at home means it won’t be in next week’s trolley. As the daughter of a chef… Read More

Do the winter Olympics have the answer to winning in new channels?

One of the big questions of today for sales leadership is how do we win in new channels that aren’t our traditional heartland e.g. OOH, discounters and e-commerce. Watching the inspirational (if not on the crazy side of brave) athletes of the winter Olympics it becomes apparent two key attributes are needed to succeed: ·… Read More

Front of House = Front of Mind

Out of Home (OOH) used to be the poor relation to Retail. The latter commanded disproportionate mind share, investment and the so called best talent whilst the OOH teams plugged away being creative with less and driving solid base business. However, the more enlightened brand owners have woken up to the benefits of OOH and… Read More