Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe said its move to acquire Argos-owner Home Retail Group would give it a “non-food business on the scale of Amazon and John Lewis” as the retailer sees its Christmas sales fall.
Tesco’s brand has taken a hit as consumer perception plummeted after the retailer was found guilty of short-changing suppliers in a probe by the government’s Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).
Morrisons has launched a new marketing campaign with the slogan ‘Price Crunch’ as the big four supermarket promotes its latest pledge to cut the price of more than 1,000 items.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the need for brand diagnosis ahead of setting strategy to Premier Food’s investment in brand, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Consumers are comparing brands across sectors more than ever, fuelling Ford’s appetite for innovation. This will become even more essential given the move to electric vehicles is a “huge brand switch moment”, says marketing boss Pete Zillig.
As brands increase influencer marketing spend, it is vital to be able to accurately quantify the return on that investment.
The algorithms of big tech firms favour big brands, meaning they are at an unfair advantage over their smaller competitors. But more meritocratic algorithms would be better for small businesses with a quality product and the economy.