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Glynn Davis

Articles by Glynn Davis

Morrisons seeks to How Amazon tie-up will strengthen Morrisons in food manufacturing  7 March 2016

The tie-up between Morrisons, the UK's fourth-largest food retailer, and online giant Amazon has raised eyebrows across the sector. Glynn Davis looks what the deal could mean for Morrisons' manufacturing base.


just-food's 2014 outlook: International retailers continue to bring focus home 30 January 2014

The world of international food retail has undoubtedly got a little less international in recent years and 2014 looks likely to see the big guns continue to take an empire-building breather and sort out their troubled home markets while undertaking only modest overseas activities. Glynn Davis reports.


Nectar is Sainsbury's Interview: Nectar central to Sainsbury's multichannel ambitions 10 April 2013

The Sainsbury's loyalty programme Nectar, set up over a decade ago, is central to the UK grocer's push to further develop as a multi-channel business.


Kroger allows tech R&D to be sold and used by rivalsTalking tech: Kroger's drive to improve availability 5 February 2013

US-based supermarket operator Kroger is unusual in the grocery world in developing its own hardware IT solutions. The firm is now using its technology expertise to create a ground-breaking system for managing on-shelf availability. Glynn Davis reports.


Morrisons used the Oracle platform to help it revamp its IT infrastructureTalking tech: Morrisons 'Evolve' IT project 18 April 2012

Morrisons' focus on producing its own food through its vertically integrated manufacturing businesses has provided the supermarket with some challenges as it has overhauled its IT infrastructure, Finance Director Richard Pennycook tells just-food. Glynn Davis looks at the solutions that the retailer has found.


Like many European retailers, Carrefour has struggled to grow sales at its hypermarket unitTalking shop: Does the hypermarket format have a future? 3 April 2012

"Soulless sheds", "beached whales" and "blips in the history of retail" are descriptions that have recently been assigned to hypermarkets, a format that seems to have taken on the persona of a dinosaur whose days are numbered. Glynn Davis takes a look at whether this once high-flying format can be rejuvenated.


Ocado wants to have UK: Online retailer Ocado to expand grocery range 15 March 2012

Ocado is to increase its range across both food and non-food as it increasingly goes head-to-head with the online operations of the major grocers in the UK.


Agustin Markaide discusses Eroski's plans to grow in Spainjust the answer - Agustin Markaide, Grupo Eroski 14 March 2012

Spain's Grupo Eroski recently signalled its intention to focus on its domestic operations, off-loading its stake in its French JV with Carrefour, Altis, to Intermarché. Speaking at the group's annual conference, CEO Agustín Markaide discusses the group's plans across its supermarket and hypermarket formats as well as online.


Suppliers of price optimisation technology argue its use can help manufacturers and retailersTalking tech: IBM's DemandTec buy shows value in price optimisation 12 January 2012

With shoppers looking for value and commodity costs volatile, margins are under pressure, meaning pricing decisions have never been more important. Manufacturers and retailers are looking for technologies to help them optimise prices and suppliers of that technology are in demand - as shown by IBM's deal to buy US analytics firm DemandTec. Glynn Davis reports.


Retail and self service - the concepts 14 September 2011

This month's just-food management briefing looks at the use of self-service technology in food retail outlets around the world. In part one, Glynn Davis outlines the different concepts in place in stores.


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