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Scott is a Food and Convenience retail industry guru and a pathfinder. He is based in the UK and Irish marketplaces and has a global reach in hosting peer-to-peer exchange events.

He maintains regular connections with C-level heads within retail forums, challenging thinking and sharing insight and knowledge. Scott’s forums represent almost 90% of the market place and include many national and independent UK and Ireland retailers. A trusted advisor for companies, his contributions cover strategy development, management coaching, keynote addresses, industry panels, facilitation and media.

Through extensive travel and touch points with companies, Scott is uniquely positioned to connect the disparate dots that improve financial performance in our fast moving industry, establish and enhance connections, curate partnerships and knowledge sharing opportunities.

Meet the Leader dinners

2016

London

Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens

Wawa business model

2017

DMI Digital Head of Innovation Magnus Jern

Digital mobility transformation

2018

NACS CEO Dr Henry Armour

The next 5 years: C-retailing USA & beyond

Compass Group Mark Davies, Head of Insight

The Shape of Foodvenience: the next 5 years

BP VP Roy Williamson

Roadside retailing: the next 10 years and the future for transport

2019

BP, Thornton’s Budgens & Harrogate Spring Water

Plastic packaging: recyling, sustainability & ‘Fit for Purpose’ alternatives

Mark Brill, VP S&M TOMRA Solutions

Reverse vending: the facts, the fiction and government policies

2020

Colin McLean, CEO CJ Lang

The future for convenience retailing in Scotland

WorldPay

‘Payment the next 5 years: what, where & how we buy’

mobility, social commerce, all device payment, ‘rip & replace’ and out-innovating the bad guys.

USA

Cumberland Farms

Dublin & London

2010

USA

Cumberland Farms

Tokyo & Hong Kong

2011

UK

Cooperative Food leadership

Tokyo & Hong Kong

2015

Global

BP Global Retail

Dublin

2017

Japan

Family Mart & Compass Group

Northern Ireland & Ireland

2018

UK

Morrisons Convenience leadership

Northern Ireland & Ireland

UK

Budgens leadership

Northern Ireland & Ireland

2019

Global

BP Global Retail

Northern Ireland & Ireland

Hangzhou & Shanghai

best-of-breed retail and social commerce technology and customer service

2020

Market visits

Retail Leaders Forum market visits

2011

Tokyo

2014

Hong Kong & Seoul

2015

Boston & Chicago

2016

Tokyo & Kyoto

2017

Philadelphia & NYC

2018

Pittsburgh & Philadelphia

2019

Mumbai

Dublin & Rathfriland

The Cotswolds

2017

Tokyo & Hong Kong

London & Guildford

2018

East Sussex

Singapore & Sydney

Dublin & Cork

2019

Hull

London

Rathfriland & Derry

David’s Kitchen and Spar Scotland

Chicago & Boston

2020

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

Speaking

2000

Puerto Rico

Shell Retail

am/pm Latin America category management

2002

Hong Kong

BAT

Category management

2004

USA

NACS Show Chicago

Main Stage speaker: Shopper Needs Category Management

2005

Hungary

NACS Europe Budapest

Main stage speaker: Roadside Retail grocer partnerships

2006

USA

NACS Show Las Vegas

BP M&S Food workshop chair

2007

USA

Outlook Leadership Conference

One of 3 keynote speakers at C-retail leadership summit

2008

Dublin

Insight Research NACS Europe

Roadside Retail partnerships

2009

Dubai

OpenRoom Petro Forum

Chair

2015

Portugal

OpenRoom Pharma forum

Chair

2018

Switzerland

European Lotteries Retail Summit

Keynote speaker

2019

India

SP Jain Business School, Mumbai

Retail panel chair

2020


Shop Talk Live – April

ADAPTING TO THE REALTIES

The Shape of Food Retailing in the New Normal

Shop Talk Live – May

OPERATING TO THE NEW REALITIES

Shop Talk Live – November

The Changing Shape of UK and Irish Food Retailing

Shop Talk Live – November

The Future of Retail Tech

October

In-convenience podcast

Fresh Food for Today in convenience retailers

October

Collaborative Consulting

Neighbourhood Grocery and Foodservice driving the growth in UK and Ireland convenience

UK

Retail Industry Awards

Independent judge

2005 – 2017

UK

ACS Summit

Sourced keynote speaker from Family Mart Japan

2010

UK

ACS Summit

Sourced keynote speaker from 7-Eleven Hong Kong

2013

UK

ACS Summit

Sourced keynote speaker from Wawa USA

2016

UK

ACS Summit

Sourced keynote speaker from Family Mart Japan

2018

The Shape of Food Retailing in the New Normal

co-authored with retail and foodservice experts Dev Dhillon and Frank Beard

2020

UK industry support

Strategy days

2003 – 2006

Global

BP Global Retail

Convenience & Food for Now development

2008

UK

Diageo

Convenience strategy workshop

2014

UK

Unilever

Convenience strategy workshop

2015 – Now

UK & I

Retail Leaders Forum

Retailer strategy days

2017 – Now

UK & I

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

Retailer strategy days

Global

BP Global Retail

Convenience retail strategy

2020

Japan

Convenience regeneration and technology

UK & I

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

retailer strategy days

Germany

Best-in-breed bakery innovation

Global

BP Global Retail

Foodservice innovation and best-in-breed retailers

Retail Insight

2016 – Now

Ubamarket

2017 – Now

Warner’s Budgens

Strategy Director

2017 – 2019

Rational International AG

2020

Trusted advisor


Non Executive Director


2020

Scott Annan

His Personality