My greatest working achievement to date was the planning and execution of the in-store set-up for the launch of the new Toys-To-Life product, LEGO Dimensions, which was set-up across 8 retailers including the four main grocers. I was a part of the working group preparing for the launch 6 months prior to the event. This project … Continue reading The LEGO Dimensions in-store launch
Well another Mother’s day has come a gone. A day to celebrate the role of a mother. A day starting with a messy attempt of breakfast in bed and the yearly ceremony of opening handmade presents from your precious offspring! Acting and looking amazed at their handy work… surprised at how bad it really is, … Continue reading Mother’s Day, Retail Space and Gift Dilemma’s
In 2010 eXPD8 featured in the Sunday Times Fasttrack 100. This is a listing of the fastest growing private UK companies and eXPD8 qualified because it grew by 50% for 3 consecutive years, built largely on the company’s unique business model and reputation for customer service. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the … Continue reading Fasttrack 100 Alumni Dinner
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ Supplier Council brings together wholesalers, suppliers and their associates to examine the machinery of wholesale distribution and to improve the efficiency of the supply chain. The aim is to increase knowledge and co-operation by investigating, communicating and addressing the needs of each stakeholder – the brand owner, the distributor, the … Continue reading FWD’s Supplier Council
Easter holidays are one of the largest events of the year for food, second only to Christmas. The holiday not only allows Family gatherings but also extra time to shop in preparation for the Summer months ahead! The Easter period sees a strong increase to food and drink sales; in previous years, retailers enjoyed a … Continue reading What does Easter mean for Retail… ?
Spring Fair is Europe’s leading presentation of gift and home products and the largest exhibition in the UK. The show attracts a wide variety of buyers, from independents to high profiles multiple and department store buyers, with visitors from across the UK and abroad, visiting Spring Fair annually to source new stock and places orders. . Over 300,000 new … Continue reading Spring Fair 2016 at Birmingham NEC
Suze, our Marketing Manager, was bugging me for a caption for my avatar, so I said “keeping the hub spinning and the spokes clean”. Seemed quite simple, really… not too much blah blah blah. But scratch the surface of my new catch phrase and you discover a seam of truth. (Google it and you come … Continue reading Keeping the hub spinning and the spokes clean
In April, a new National Living Wage (“NLW”) of £7.20 per hour is being introduced for all employees over 25. For employees under 25, the Minimum wage (“MW”) of £6.70 will still apply. It is estimated that 1.9 million workers will have their hourly pay increased as a direct result of the change in the … Continue reading The impact of the National Living Wage