Category Archives: Retail & Consumer Products

Food Processing – Supply Chain Conflicts and Food Security (Video)

This is a recording of a talk at the ASSOCHAM’s 8th Global Food Processing Summit in New Delhi, India. I touched upon the inherent conflicts in the food supply chain we need to be aware of before formulating policies and … Continue reading

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One Ring That Rules Them All

In this piece I’ll just focus on one aspect of technology – artificial intelligence or AI – that is likely to shape many aspects of the retail business and the consumer’s experience over the coming years. To be able to … Continue reading

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Hyperlocals, Aggregators: Developing the Ecosystem

Aggregator models and hyperlocal delivery, in theory, have some significant advantages over existing business models. Unlike an inventory-based model, aggregation is asset-light, allowing rapid building of critical mass. A start-up can tap into existing infrastructure, as a bridge between existing … Continue reading

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Retail Integrated – the Best of Both Worlds

Retailers seem to be fighting a losing battle against the growth of ecommerce, and it is only the nature of the shopping activity, especially for fashion – interactive, social, and immersive as it is – that has kept many retailers … Continue reading

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The Franchise “Space Programme”

(Published in ETRetail.com on 6 December 2013) Franchising isn’t rocket science, but advanced space programmes offer at least one parallel which we can learn from – the staging of objectives and planning accordingly. A franchise development programme can be staged … Continue reading

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