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In Case You Missed It … P2P Market Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we […]

Procurement Lessons From the Lambton Arms

We’ve featured my cousin Kathryn’s pub (run with her husband Harry) in Sherburn Village a couple of times previously, with pictures in our “Down the […]

Tesco Launches Jack’s – But Aldi Won’t Be Easy To Beat

Tesco recently have launched the first Jack’s low-price store, designed to take on the fast-growing German discounters, Aldi and Lidl, firms that have taken chunks […]

Borough Market; Wonderful or a Waste of Money?

Borough Market in London is a great place to browse around. Situated next to Southwark Cathedral, just down the road from London Bridge, it is […]

Down the Procurement Pub with BravoSolution, John Lewis, the MCA and Inheaven

We had a great night out on Monday, seeing Inheaven and support bands at the iconic Boileroom in Guildford. The band's debut was in our […]

Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea Founder and Supply Chain Pioneer, 1926-2018

Last week, a man who has had more impact on more people than almost anyone else in the world over the past 60 years died, […]

Retail 2018: Technology, Hypercuration and Transparency

This is another of our articles exploring supply chain trends in various sectors for this year. Bamboo Rose is a B2B marketplace that connects retailers, […]

Increasing UK Retail Prices – When Will the Retailer Blink?

We welcome this opinion piece from Jeremy Smith, Director at European procurement consultancy 4C Associates  on increasing UK retail prices. Sales growth is struggling, in fact a […]

Eggs Crisis Emphasises Supply Chain Risks – It’s No Yolk (sorry) …

My first purchasing role at Mars Confectionery centred on dairy products, but included a range of other materials, including orange juice (we weren’t big buyers […]

Virtualstock Bring Dropshipping Tech To The NHS (Part 2) – The Edge

Yesterday, we described the early days of supply chain technology provider Virtualstock (VS), and explained how their product started to get traction as the concept […]

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 […]