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Grocery Regulator Investigates the Co-op Over Treatment of Suppliers

While drafting a briefing paper recently (watch out for publication in early April), I needed an example of a firm that was doing positive, responsible […]

Drawing Conclusions for Procurement Leaders from the Harmeston Tribunal (Part 2)

We promised to come back to the Kath Harmeston industrial tribunal and draw some lessons and conclusions for procurement professionals. That follows our three-part review of […]

Drawing Conclusions for Procurement Leaders from the Kath Harmeston Tribunal

We promised to come back to the Kath Harmeston industrial tribunal and draw some lessons and conclusions for procurement professionals. That follows our three-part review […]

Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal (part 3) – the Consequences

We return to Marie Clair Kidd's report on the Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal Hearing - see part 1 here and part 2 here. […]

Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal (part 2) – a Partial Victory

Continuing Marie-Claire Kidd's report on the Kath Harmeston / Co-op employment tribunal case - part 1 was here. In the tribunal, Harmeston exposed Pippa Wicks’ […]

Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal – the Definitive Story

A couple of weeks ago, the employment tribunal hearing Kath Harmeston’s case against the Co-op, where she was employed as Procurement Director for just a […]

There is “No Legal Obligation To Have a Procurement Function”

Something about the recent employment tribunal dispute between Kath Harmeston and the Co-op Group, for which she was CPO briefly in 2014, was preying on […]

Harmeston Tribunal Ends – Which Way Will It Go?

Supply risk management

The Kath Harmeston employment tribunal has come to an end and we understand the decision should be made next week, but it may be several […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the Co-op, Blizzards, Electronics Watch and Bowie

Down the Procurement Pub comes to you today from Obertauern in Austria, where Spend Matters top European management (and his wife) is having a skiing […]

Fabienne Lesbros – A New Role and Thoughts on “Talent” from ProcureCon

A few months back, we featured Fabienne Lesbros in our "procurement provocateurs" series, when she was CPO at Britvic Drinks. She recently announced that she […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Richard Heaton, Xchanging, the Co-op, and Babymetal

I did go to the pub this week, with an old friend for a very enjoyable catch-up, but I forgot to take a picture. Our […]