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April ’21 – Amazon Set to Become Sixth Biggest Supermarket?

Inaugural TWC Trends Report suggests that Amazon could be in line to become the sixth biggest grocer in the UK. Intelligence and technology consultancy TWC launched a new series of planned regular reports last week with the headline - grabbing predictions that Amazon...

April ’21 – Ready for Reopening

In a survey of 1,200 consumers across the UK, TWC - the sponsor of the Arena webinar - found that there is a huge eagerness to return to hospitality outlets.  Nevertheless, many people remain nervous and this will affect their behaviour, said development director Tom...

April ’21 – TWC reveals three factors “threatening” wholesale

An industry study carried out by TWC has identified three factors that could “threaten the very role of wholesale” in the future. The TWC Trends Spring 2021 Report found shifts in consumer behaviours could gradually have a big impact on the sector if actions aren’t...

April ’21 – Amazon Could Become UK’s 6th Largest Supermarket

New consumer research suggests that Amazon could be the 6th largest supermarket in the UK if current shoppers swapped just one grocery shop per month to the online giant. The new Trends Spring 2021 Report, from intelligence and technology consultancy TWC, examines how...

April ’21 – Consumers Welcome Vaccine Passports.

Research undertaken by data and digital experts in Hospitality and Wholesale, TWC taken across 1,200 consumers recently within a new tracker, TWC Trends has shown that 65% of us feel comfortable with pub/restaurant owners requiring customers to hold a vaccine passport...

24th March ’21 – Amazon Fresh and a four letter word

TWC's Tom Fender discuss the two new Amazon Fresh 'Just Walk Out' stores and highlights the point most people seem to forget. Those of us who have insisted either of Amazon's new Fresh stores in Ealing and near Wembley have been impressed by the technology. They have...

22nd Feb ’21 – Prime Minister’s statement Monday

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement Monday 22.2.21, and commenting on how the easing of restrictions is likely to impact on convenience retailers, Dawood Pervez, Managing Director of Bestway Wholesale, says: “There are a number of key factors to take into...

Feb ’21 – Aiming to be the Benchmark.

CJ Lang is addressing consumers demands in the current retail environment while also driving ahead with initiatives to fulfil it's longer - term ambitions. In January, SPAR Scotland wholesale and retailer CJ Lang and Son reclaimed the No.1 spot among SPAR wholesalers...

February 2020 – Wholesale News – What the hack?

As the industry continues to get its head around the most effective ways to embrace e-commerce in wholesale, Wholesale News teamed up with some of the sector’s brightest minds – and brands – to hold a workshop to get some answers.

December 2019 – Cash & Carry Management – Using data to accelerate growth

A wholesaler was once heard to say that he would give away his sales data to any supplier who would help him grow his sales! And, why not? It is exactly what happens in the multiples – who then have a raft of penalties in place in order to manage non-performance and retrieve back lost income in other ways.

November 2019 – Wholesale Manager – Transforming how wholesalers use their sales data

Tom Fender, newly appointed Development Director of route-to-market (RTM) data specialist TWC, has worked in the wholesale/RTM and convenience sector for 20 years. He was co-owner of the research firm HIM! Research and Consulting from 1997-2012, before investing in Bolt, which was acquired earlier this year, He now joins TWC’s Tanya Pepin and the team at a pivotal point for TWC and the sector as a whole.

October 2019 – Scottish Local Retailer – Eyes on Tomorrow

The #ThinkSmart3 festival of tech, data, digital and innovation for the convenience channel took place on 25 September at Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre, where the audience got a glimpse of what will be driving success in c-stores of the future.

28 August 2019 – Wholesale Manager – IT gives wholesalers the power to change their world overcoming ‘tech’ fears and grabbing the growth opportunity

As UK wholesalers embrace digital technology and become ever more sophisticated, IT providers like Business Computer Projects and RWF are targeting the wholesale sector with technology designed for their needs. Wholesale buying groups like Confex are also bringing out solutions for their members. Among the wholesalers JJ Foodservice have embraced social media, running a ‘How did we do?’ campaign encouraging customers to rate their favourite employees on JJ’s Google My Business listings, generating over 2000 Five Star Google Reviews across 11 branches.