Glimpses

of Work

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

Dublin, 2023

Dr Max Schwaller RATIONAL AG

2022

James Lowman
London Joint Retail Leaders Forum / IROF dinner with ACS CEO

2022

Gavin Rothwell
Manchester Joint Retail Leaders Forum / IROF dinner with retail foodservice expert Gavin Rothwell

2022

Jonathan James
Dublin IROF dinner with UK retailer and farmer Jonathan James

2021

Dr Paul Sewell
Joint Retail Leaders Forum / IROF dinner with guest speaker Dr Paul Sewell

WorldPay, 2020

‘Payment the next 5 years: what, where & how we buy’
mobility, social commerce, all device payment, ‘rip & replace’ and out-innovating the bad guys.

2020

Colin McLean, CEO CJ Lang
The future for convenience retailing in Scotland

2019

Mark Brill, VP S&M TOMRA Solutions
Reverse vending: the facts, the fiction and government policies

2019

BP, Thornton’s Budgens & Harrogate Spring Water
Plastic packaging: recyling, sustainability & ‘Fit for Purpose’ alternatives

2018

BP VP Roy Williamson
Roadside retailing: the next 10 years and the future for transport

2018

Compass Group Mark Davies, Head of Insight
The Shape of Foodvenience: the next 5 years

NACS, 2018

CEO Dr Henry Armour
The next 5 years: C-retailing USA & beyond

DMI Digital Head of Innovation Magnus Jern, 2017

Digital mobility transformation

London, 2016

Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens
Wawa business model

Market visits

Zurich, 2022

Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney, 2022

Retail format, product and technology innovations from 2020

USA, 2022

Philadelphia, NYC and Altoona

Berlin, 2022

Pennsylvania & NYC, 2022

Dublin, 2022

London, 2022

Mumbai, 2022

Zurich, 2022

Mumbai, 2021

Munich, Germany, 2021

Oslo, Norway, 2021

Scotland, 2021

Hamburg, Germany, 2021

Manchester, 2021

Northern Ireland, 2021

Hangzhou & Shanghai, 2020

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

BP Global Retail, Global, 2020

Northern Ireland & Ireland

Budgens leadership, UK, 2019

Northern Ireland & Ireland

Morrisons Convenience leadership, UK, 2019

Northern Ireland & Ireland

Family Mart & Compass Group, Japan, 2018

Northern Ireland & Ireland

BP Global Retail, Global, 2017

Dublin

Cooperative Food leadership, UK, 2015

Tokyo & Hong Kong

Cumberland Farms, USA, 2011

Tokyo & Hong Kong

Cumberland Farms, USA, 2010

Dublin & London

Retail Leaders Forum market visits

Seoul and Tokyo, 2023

Dublin & Newry, 2023

Dublin & Newry (joint with IROF), 2023

Manchester, 2022

Oslo and Hamburg, 2021

Mumbai, 2019

Pittsburgh & Philadelphia, 2018

Philadelphia & NYC, 2017

Tokyo & Kyoto, 2016

Boston & Chicago, 2015

Hong Kong & Seoul, 2014

Tokyo, 2011

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

Seoul and Tokyo, 2023

Dublin & Newry, 2023

Dublin & Newry (joint with IROF), 2023

Manchester, 2022

Oslo and Hamburg, 2021

Mumbai, 2019

Pittsburgh & Philadelphia, 2018

Philadelphia & NYC, 2017

Tokyo & Kyoto, 2016

Boston & Chicago, 2015

Hong Kong & Seoul, 2014

Tokyo, 2011

Speaking

Scottish Grocers Federation, 2022

‘Thriving versus Surviving’

Europe, 2021

RATIONAL International: Europe Conference
‘Understanding the broader food opportunity’

2020

Collaborative Consulting in October
Neighbourhood Grocery and Foodservice driving the growth in UK and Ireland convenience

2020

In-convenience podcast in October
Fresh Food for Today in convenience retailers

2020

Shop Talk Live – November
The Future of Retail Tech

2020

Shop Talk Live – November
The Changing Shape of UK and Irish Food Retailing

2020

Shop Talk Live – May
OPERATING TO THE NEW REALITIES

2020

Shop Talk Live – April
ADAPTING TO THE REALTIES
The Shape of Food Retailing in the New Normal

India, 2019

SP Jain Business School, Mumbai
Retail panel chair

Switzerland, 2018

European Lotteries Retail Summit
Keynote speaker

Portugal, 2015

OpenRoom Pharma forum
Chair

Dubai, 2009

OpenRoom Petro Forum
Chair

Dubai, 2008

Insight Research NACS Europe
Chair

USA, 2007

Outlook Leadership Conference
One of 3 keynote speakers at C-retail leadership summit

USA, 2006

NACS Show Las Vegas
BP M&S Food workshop chair

Hungary, 2005

NACS Europe Budapest
Main stage speaker: Roadside Retail grocer partnerships

USA, 2004

NACS Show Chicago
Main Stage speaker: Shopper Needs Category Management

Hong Kong, 2002

BAT
Category management

Puerto Rico, 2000

Shell Retail
am/pm Latin America category management

UK industry support

2021

Newtrade Media monthly OPINION column 2021 - current

2020

The Shape of Food Retailing in the New Normal
co-authored with retail and foodservice experts Dev Dhillon and Frank Beard

UK, 2018

ACS Summit
Sourced keynote speaker from Family Mart Japan

UK, 2016

ACS Summit
Sourced keynote speaker from Wawa USA

UK, 2013

ACS Summit
Sourced keynote speaker from 7-Eleven Hong Kong

UK, 2010

ACS Summit
Sourced keynote speaker from Family Mart Japan

UK, 2005 - 2017

Retail Industry Awards
Independent judge

Strategy days

UK & I, 2022

Independent retailer owners Forum Retailer strategy days

USA, 2022

Retail Insight
Thought Leadership sessions with Sheetz, Rutters, Hy-Vee and EG America

East Midlands, 2022

James Retail
Retail estate insights

Northern Ireland, 2022

Jempson’s
Best-in-breed retail foodservice

Northern Ireland, 2021

BP Global Retail
Best-in-breed roadside retailers

2021

RATIONAL AG
Retail Strategy

Global, 2020

BP Global Retail
Foodservice innovation and best-in-breed retailers

Germany, 2020

Best-in-breed bakery innovation

UK & I, 2020

Independent Retailer Owners Forum
retailer strategy days

Japan, 2020

Convenience regeneration and technology

Global, 2017 - Now

BP Global Retail/h6> Convenience retail strategy

UK & I, 2017 - Now

Independent Retailer Owners Forum
Retailer strategy days

UK & I,2015 – Now

Retail Leaders Forum
Retailer strategy days

UK, 2014

Unilever
Convenience strategy workshop

UK, 2008

Diageo
Convenience strategy workshop

Global, 2003 – 2006

BP Global Retail
Convenience & Food for Now development

Trusted advisor

2022

Warner’s Supermarkets
Strategy Director ePac LLC Flexible Packaging

Rational International AG, from 2020

www.rational-online.com

TOMRA, from 2019

www.tomra.com

Ubamarket, 2017 – Now

ubamarket.com

2016 - Now

Retail Insigh
www.retailinsight.io

Non Executive Director

Delice de France, 2020

As Is   www.aryztafoodsolutions.co.uk

Scott Annan

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