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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 …

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Will Blockchain destroy the retail businesses of Europe’s energy firms ??? …. Quite possibly YES, better to act NOW!

It’s a tough business running a European retail energy business, margins are tight, competition is fierce and politicians love to bash your business to curry favour with consumers. If it’s bad now, it could be set to get a lot worse out to 2025 as Blockchain technology destroys the margins & revenues of European retail …

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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 …

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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 …

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When does a business transformation programme become necessary?

Going ahead with a business transformation programme isn’t always a matter choice, arrived at coolly as a result of calm reflection. More often than not, organisations are jolted into action by the pressure from altering circumstances. These   may be happy ones, typical examples being the company’s launch of a significant innovation, such as Amazon’s …

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