SA

A Pathfinder’s
Journey

Scott is a Food and Convenience retail industry guru and a pathfinder.

Formative Influences

1994

UK

Tesco Express launched

First national grocer City Convenience store

1995

UK

Tesco Clubcard launched

First track of individual customers shopping behavior

USA

Amazon expands beyond books & CDs

Redefining convenient retailing

1996

Japan

Circle K Japan visit

Importance of Proprietary Fresh Food for Now

1998

USA

Circle K Stores

First ‘Shopper Needs’ Category Management program

2002

UK

Tesco buys T&S stores

Step change in Convenience store operating standards

2003

Global

BP Global retail accelerator

Pivot to Shopper
Needs roadside retailing

2004

RSA

Engen Woolworths stores

First premium brand Fresh Food in roadside retail

2005

UK

BP M&S stores

M&S Fresh Food in BP roadside retail

Ireland

Spar Merrion Row, Dublin

Pivot to Fresh Food for Today from Grocery Top Up

2009

Ireland

Tobacco Display Ban Ireland

Convenience focus from Tobacco to Fresh Food

2011

UK

Retail Leaders Forum

First cross brands Peer-to-Peer learning forum

Japan

Retail Leaders Forum

Day-part merchandising & logistics in small stores

2015

UK & USA

Revenue Optimization

Retailer replacement of category management

India

Digital India 4G Strategy

Enabler of nationwide e-commerce & communication

2016

UKI

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

First cross brands Peer-to-Peer learning forum

UK

Morrisons supplies Amazon

First physical and on-line retail tie up

2017

UK

Ubamarket Scan Pay Go

Pioneered Mobile store shopping technology

UK

Amazon Fresh

Amazon moves in to Fresh Food

USA & UK

Amazon buys WholeFoods Market

First Amazon physical stores

2018

UK

Tesco buys Booker

Disintermediation in supply chain

UK

Cooperative Food buys Nisa

Disintermediation in supply chain

UK

Morrisons supplies McColls

Disintermediation in supply chain

USA

Amazon Go

Convenience shopping technology

UK

Cooperative label foods in independent retail

Step change in independent retail proprietary product quality

2019

Australia

CBRE Sydney CBD tour

Integrated office-retail-food service-services property strategy

India

Retail Leaders Forum

Customer data insight & digital retail > UK

Singapore

The Funan Centre

Newly reopened as a Retailtainment Mall

Myanmar

CMHL retail visit, Yangon

Strategy for Food for Now = Grocery sales

Scott Annan

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