Spend Matters Afternoon Coffee

Spend Matters UK/Europe is LIVE!!

And as expected, Jason and Peter hit the pub to celebrate. Check out the new site here!

Is Walmart keeping its local sourcing word??

Bharti Wal-Mart to rope in 35K farmers in supply chain by 2015 -- Looking to scale up sourcing of agricultural products from India, the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc today said its joint venture with the Bharti Group here will rope in 35,000 farmers by 2015 to its supply chain.

Remember the article I wrote about personal data mining?

Well, a ruling in Washington State just said that "government requests for detailed information about Amazon.com customers violate Internet users' rights to free speech, anonymity, and privacy."

Can the UK's spending cuts actually be achieved?

Public sector must adopt category management for purchasing -- "The mandate for such radical action is established. The government and senior management throughout the public sector are by now well aware of the need to modernise and streamline procurement strategy. The key to success is for public sector organisations to take a different view of what excellent procurement means in practice."

Sheena Moore

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