Why UK FMCG firms profits face the threat of extinction from the strategic threats of Tesco, Aldi and Amazon combined

Key strategic threats facing UK FMCG firms: The battle of the Giants – Tesco, Sainsbury/ Asda and Morrisons The growth of discount formats such as Aldi, Lidl The impact of Amazon and Digital channels (web, mobile & voice) How can FMCG firms respond to avoid extinction? Better strategic selling practices to counter countering the purchasing functions of the giant retailers …

Ethereum-Based Humaniq To Deliver Banking 4.0 to 2 Billion Unbanked

Nick Ayton caught up with Humaniq founder Alex Fork, who has an ambition to help eliminate poverty by delivering new banking options to emerging markets in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia so that everyone who needs can get access to financial services. Using a new reputation concept based on proof of face for identity management, Humaniq has a …

Leave the entrails in the kitchen: 6 steps to plan for future success

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it” – Malcolm X. How unexpected is the unexpected? In the last week, one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers Republic went unexpectedly into administration putting 2,500 jobs at risk. It was only in 2010 that the business was bought for £300 million by private equity firm TPG and appeared to have a bright future …

Gnip – listening to the world’s conversation

Will Gnip make you go mad?Imagine being able to hear everyone’s conversation, all the time. The voices in your head would drive you insane.However there is now a constant stream of chatter available through the web. Using an interesting new technology service, Gnip, it’s possible at low-cost for you to monitor the explosion of social media usage of hundreds of thousands …