Stacking shelves a key to success

Customers in Tesco’s Brixton branch could be forgiven for getting annoyed at a work experience lad last week.

The bumbling new boy struggling to remember which aisle baked beans are stocked in, or how to refill the till receipt was none other than John Lowery, deputy chairman and head of planning at Tesco’s agency Lowe Howard-Spink.

LH-S staff bemused by Lowery’s absence from the office innocently enquired as to his whereabouts and discovered he was helping out on Tesco’s shopfloor for three days.

Lowery had kept his work experience quiet, presumably to avoid hordes of LH-S staff turning up in Brixton demanding he push their trolleys or carry their bags.

Had Abbott Mead Vickers’ senior management got down to Sainsbury’s to stack shelves and price up the fruit and veg section a little more often, they might have had more success holding onto the account.

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