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Tag Archives: Sainsbury
There has been quite a lot of attention in the last few days on the Amazon Go unit in Seattle being opened to the public. Much has focused on whether this is the end of retail work and how fast … Continue reading
The last few weeks have been really quiet in retailing – no, just kidding. What with Brexit – and the uncertainty it has generated – beginning to take hold in the markets, the unfolding BHS and Sports Direct scandals putting … Continue reading
For me it all began when one of my MBA retailing students showed me an advertisement from the 1933 Times and challenged me, as a Professor of Retail Studies, to tell him who Sanders Bros were, given that they were … Continue reading
A number of issues in the press the last week caught my eye around the subject of taxes. We start with the news out of Denmark that the government there has announced the removal of the world’s first “fat tax”. … Continue reading
Growing up all those decades ago in South Wales, Sainsbury’s was not exactly the local shop. When I went to university and encountered Sainsbury I was unimpressed, finding it sterile compared to my previous experiences. Maybe it was an old, … Continue reading