A Pathfinder’s

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

Formative Influences

2022 Amritsar, The Punjab India

The Langar (community free kitchen) at The Golden Temple

2022, Chicago and Des Moines, USA

World - class independent grocers and roadside retailers

2022, CBRE Sydney, Australia

CBD retail and foodservice tour

2022, Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore visit

Excellent retail investment and NPD 2020 - 22


Warner’s Supermarkets together with Morrisons
The first independent retailer supermarket co - branded with Morrisons

2022, Dublin

IROF Dinner

Wisdom from UK independent retail giant and farmer Jonathan James

2022, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney

Retail format, product and technology innovations 2019 - 2022

2022, Germany

NACS Europe Conference Berlin

Strategic Discussions

2021, UK

Jempson’s Peasmarsh

James Martin ‘proper cooking’ masterclass

2021, Germany


iCombi Pro oven training


Electronic Shelf Edge labels

2021, Germany

Hamburg and Munich

‘Fresh Food for Today’ visits

2021, Germany

Institute of Culinary Arts

2020, Germany

German bäckerei

how they have captured the coffee and ‘Food for Now’ market from roadside fuel retailers

2020, Italy

Carrefour Express

always abundant fresh, bio and free-from foods


Retail Leaders Forum retailers
for their community spirit, collaboration, resilience, store changes and on-line capacity increases completed ‘in weeks’.


IROF retailers
for their speed of action, resilience, strategy pivots and positivity in managing gains and losses in their businesses ‘in days’


Chris Tanco COO
for his constant front-line retail leadership during C-19 lockdowns


Dr Paul Sewell’s book ‘Half a Lettuce’

for business strategy, conduct and values

2019, Myanmar

CMHL retail visit, Yangon

Strategy for Food for Now = Grocery sales

2019, Singapore

The Funun Centre

Newly reopened as a Retailainment Mall

2019, India

Retail Leader Forum

Customer data insight & digital retail UK.

2019, Australia

CBRE Sydney CBD tour

integrated office-retain-food service-services property strategy

2018, UK

Cooperative label foods in independent retail

Step change in independent retail proprietary product quality

2018, USA

Amazon Go

Convenience shopping technology

2018, UK

Morrisons supplies McColls

Disintermediation in supply chain

2018, UK

Cooperative Food buys Nisa

Disintermediation in supply chain

2018, UK

Tesco buys Booker

Disintermediation in supply chain

2017, USA & UK

Amazon buys WholeFoods Market,

First Amazon physical stores

2017, UK

Amazon Fresh

Amazon moves in to Fresh Food

2017, UK

Ubamarket Scan Pay Go

Pioneered Mobile store shopping technology

2016, UK

Morrisons supplies Amazon

First physical and on-line retail tie up

2016, UKI

Independent Retailer Owners Forum

First cross brands Peer-to-Peer learning forum

2015, India

Digital India 4G Strategy

Enabler of nationwide e-commerce & communication

2015, UK & USA

Revenue Optimization

Retailer replacement of category management

2011, Japan

Retail Leaders Forum

Day-part merchandising & logistics in small stores

2011, UK

Retail Leaders Forum

First cross brands Peer-to-Peer learning forum

2009, Ireland

Tobacco Display Ban Ireland

Convenience focus from Tobacco to Fresh Food

2005, Spar Merrion Row, Dublin, Ireland

Pivot to Fresh Food for Today from Grocery Top Up

2005, UK

BP M&S stores

M&S Fresh Food in BP roadside retail

2004, RSA

Engen Woolworths stores

First premium brand Fresh Food in roadside retail

2003, Global

BP Global retail accelerator

Pivot to Shopper Needs roadside retailing

2002, UK

Tesco buys T&S stores

Step change in Convenience store operating standards

1998, USA

Circle K Stores

First ‘Shopper Needs’ Category Management program

1996, Japan

Circle K Japan visit

Importance of Proprietary Fresh Food for Now

1995, USA

Amazon expands beyond books & CDs

Redefining convenient retailing

1995, UK

Tesco Clubcard launched

First track of individual customers shopping behavior

1994, UK

Tesco Express launched

First national grocer City Convenience store

Scott Annan

His Personality

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