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The Grocers

The Rise and Rise of Supermarket Chains

Learn how some of the world's most successful supermarkets have each responded to the significant changes in the food retailing market in recent years.
EAN: 9780749461041
Edition: 3
Format: 234x156
208 pages

About the book

Retailing has been the most dynamic sector of industry over the past 20 years and supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Safeway, M&S, Walmart, Aldi and Lidl have led the way in growth, operating efficiencies and profitability. With unrivalled access to the top decision-makers in all the leading companies, The Grocers describes and analyses the strategies, organization and cultures that have made the supermarkets what they are today.

With a forward by former Asda CEO Allan Leighton, this fully updated third edition of The Grocers also includes material on the rise of online retailing, the success of the hard discount chains and the influence of environmental issues on consumer attitudes and behaviour. Retailers, managers and students can all learn from the secrets of success it contains, and the pitfalls to avoid.

About the authors

Andrew Seth

Andrew Seth has worked in UK, Europe and USA for Unilever and was Marketing Director and then Chairman of Lever Brothers UK, forming close relationships with many of today's leading retailers. He is now Board Chairman at Added Value, the leading edge marketing agency, a director of Tempus Plc and Richmond Events, Pro Chancellor of Kingston University, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Dulwich College and of Cooperation, Ireland. Andrew speaks and writes widely on marketing and business.

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Geoffrey Randall

Geoffrey Randall is an independent consultant specialising in marketing training. His clients have included Unilever, BT, McVitie's, and WHSmith. He has worked in market research, marketing and strategic planning and was Head of the Business School of the former Thames Polytechnic for 12 years. He now lectures at City University Business School, and consults on management education for public and private clients, in Britain and overseas. He has written 5 books on marketing topics, including Branding and is co-author of The Grocers (both Kogan Page).

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The Grocers is a terrific story compellingly told; the growth of the world retailers is well portrayed. Written with authority by two consummate business professionals, the analysis of brands and retailing rang a whole lot of bells.

Niall Fitzgerald, Chairman, Unilever plc, London