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Current affairs and general interest

Kraft Heinz and Unilever Merger OFF – Might Have Been Good News For Procurement?

(Breaking News - Sunday 6pm - Kraft Heinz pull out of after reading that Spend Matters has some misgivings about the proposed deal  ... seriously, […]

The Garden Bridge Loses Treasury Support

As fans of the classic TV shows Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister know well, understanding the meaning behind senior civil servants’ words requires a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Jaggaer, Gartner, the NHS and Sampha

Raj Sharma, founder of Public Spend Forum, has been over from the US this week, so we’ve had a busy time. We did fit in […]

Supply Chain Crisis! We’ve Run Out Of Lettuce!

Another supply chain story hits the headlines and to be honest we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Here at the HQ of Spend […]

UK Economic Growth Looks Good – But Procurement Should Prepare for Inflation

Remember the predictions of doom, decline and plagues of cockroaches for the UK economy if we voted to leave the EU? There was more previous-word-eating […]

Why Procurement Should Worry About Mexico – Insight From Spend Matters US

We talked about supply chain risk on Tuesday and how the global situation seems to be getting more uncertain as we enter the era of […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Theresa May and the UK BATNA – Brexit Negotiations Under Way

Theresa May’s big speech last week on Brexit drew predictable criticism from various quarters, including the opposition Labour Party and many European newspapers and politicians. […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

How Did Our “Predictions” For 2016 Work Out?

So last year on December 31st 2015, we made some predictions for 2016. We did it in an ironic sense, making pretty general remarks on […]

IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, Mercato Solutions, continues his series of monthly advisory pieces sharing recent movements and 'impactors' within key IT product categories, to keep you up to […]