Thought Leadership
We have an opinion and we’re not afraid to use it! Editorial for trade press, blogs and conference speaking – creating content that has a unique voice and providing thought leadership to the hospitality and grocery retail channels.


Tackling the latest industry news and issues that are close to our hearts with thought leadership, expertise and a dash of irreverence. Our weekly blogs aim to inform and entertain.
Social media for indie retail

Social media for indie retail

October 11, 2019

Everybody loves a social media statistic, right? We know that a lot of people use social media. There are approximately 3.5 billion active social media users in the world at present (Oct 2019). Hard to fathom the scale of this? Well this is equal to the TOTAL amount of people who were alive on the … Read More

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CBD in the on trade

CBD in the on trade

September 30, 2019

The acronym ‘CBD’ is everywhere as we enter the last months of 2019. A recent article in The Guardian estimates that 1.3 million UK Consumers are currently spending £300m a year on CBD products. Just this week, I attended the WSTA conference, where CBD drinks, and other products, were discussed at length. Meanwhile, Muhu, the UK’s first … Read More

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Winning in technology

Winning in technology

September 27, 2019

Technology is data. The world is full of data. Every action that you do is data. Every word you speak is a data. You walk, you dance, you speak, you sleep, you study, everything is data. But how can you be winning in technology within the convenience sector? Earlier this week I had the privilege of … Read More

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Staff insights: Never forget!

Staff insights: Never forget!

September 20, 2019

Sometimes it’s easier to forget about staff insights and to focus solely on the customer. I carried out research for a leading FMCG supplier some years ago. They wanted customer insights as they were spending significant amounts designing and developing new, high impact POS (point of sale) for retailers to use in store, and wanted … Read More

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Conference speaking

Katy and Blake have presented at and hosted across a wide selection of leading industry events, including...
Restaurant Marketer & Innovator European Summit
Federation of Wholesale Distributors Annual Conference
Experience 101 Live
McColl's Annual Awards
Association of Convenience Stores Local Shop Report Launch
HIM Convenience Conference
CTP Awards
Animal Health Distributors Association Conference
Speciality and Fine Food Fair
National Convenience Show
Association of Convenience Stores Forecourt Conference
Scottish Local Retailer Conferences and Events
The Hub Breakfast Briefings