From M&S launching a plastic-only loyalty scheme to HSBC announcing plans to exit the high street, Marketing Week rounds up the top stories of the week.
Organic supermarket chain Whole Foods is diversifying. Last week, it announced that alongside its existing 400 Whole Foods locations it was launching a new chain of branded stores in the US under the brand name ‘365’.
Waitrose is looking to change customers’ relationship with promotions with the launch of its personalised offers scheme after marketing director Rupert Thomas admitted the current system causes people to be disloyal to brands.
Brands including Just Eat, Tesco and Mars put forward a team for last week’s event, which was described as the “de facto welcome back” for the industry, following 18 months of Covid-19.
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Cutts joined HSBC in 2017 following lengthy stints at a number of major brands, including GSK, Mondelez and Meito-Adams.
Heinz is launching a campaign to promote the versatility and health credentials of baked beans, as it pays homage to its famous strapline while “evolving conversations” around the brand.