Calling all till trained cashiers
Never knowingly under-represented

Never knowingly under-represented

October 14, 2019

Our ninth episode covers Dave Lewis leaving Tesco (although more to come on this), John Lewis changes at their top table, including thoughts on a power grab that means John Lewis is 'never knowingly under-represented'. 

Alongside wider thoughts on retail and the stores. 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

Our podcast focuses on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail whilst covering the wider retail sector from time to time as well.

Store closures - the new normal

Store closures - the new normal

September 9, 2019

Our eighth episode covers store closures and those being the 'new normal' in food retail. There was a time where retailers never closed stores, lest give it to a rival. Yet we are in very different times with Waitrose recently selling stores to Lidl and Morrisons also announcing the closure of 4 recently also. 

Also important to remember the colleagues at times like this.

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

Our podcast focuses on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail whilst covering the wider retail sector from time to time as well.

Accepting the unacceptable

Accepting the unacceptable

September 2, 2019

We are back!

Our seventh episode covers 'accepting the unacceptable' and whether there is too much of that going on in stores, it's easy to hark back to days of yore but standards are on the wane. Is it just a representation of the market, post discount, lower margins and price being king?

Do you accept the unacceptable? 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

Our podcast focuses on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail whilst covering the wider retail sector from time to time as well.

 
 
 
 
Better to have loved and lost..

Better to have loved and lost..

April 30, 2019

After a brief rest... Our sixth episode covers Sainsbury's, Asda, the abandonment of their merger and what it may mean for both businesses, moving forward. This podcast was recorded on Friday, so there isn't a mention of their 'cashless' store for example.

We also consider what the full year results may hold for Sainsbury's too. 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail but we also cover the wider retail sector from time to time as well.

 
 
Wholesale change?

Wholesale change?

April 8, 2019

Our fifth episode covers Jack's in Rawtenstall, a small town in Lancashire and why their 9th store is a different to the rest and indeed, anything else in the UK market. 

We have intro / exit music. Like a refit in a previously old, tired store. It all feels a bit more professional... 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a brand new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail but we also cover the wider retail sector from time to time as well.

Any Dream Will Do

Any Dream Will Do

March 28, 2019

Our fourth episode covers the initial CMA judgment on the Sainsbury's / Asda merger and the feedback from interested parties, the chains themselves and we consider what could be next. 

We have intro / exit music. Like a refit in a previously old, tired store. It all feels a bit more professional... 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a brand new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail but we also cover the wider retail sector from time to time as well. 

 
 
 
 
Ocado delivers again

Ocado delivers again

March 26, 2019

Our third episode covers the M&S food delivery joint venture with Ocado, what it means for Waitrose, for M&S and that all important question - do people shop with Ocado, for Ocado, or because they sell Waitrose products? 

We have intro / exit music. Like a refit in a previously old, tired store. It all feels a bit more professional... 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a brand new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a Vend top 10 retail influencer in 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019 and beyond, mainly covering food retail but we also cover the wider retail sector from time to time as well. 

 
 
I dreamed a dream

I dreamed a dream

March 1, 2019

 

Our second episode covers the aftermath of the Sainsbury's / Asda decision, what next for the respective retailers, 3rd party food deliveries alongside New York food delivery operations...

No intro jingles just yet, or bells or whistles. Please appreciate the 'hard discount' feel to this podcast. 

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a brand new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a top 10 retail influencer for 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019, mainly food retail but also covering the wider retail sector from time to time as well. 

Valentine’s Day and the CMA

Valentine’s Day and the CMA

February 18, 2019

"Calling all till trained cashiers" is a brand new podcast from Grocery Insight's Steve Dresser, a top 10 retail influencer for 2019. 

This podcast will focus on the news from the retail sector in 2019, mainly food retail but also covering the wider retail sector from time to time as well. 

Our first episode covers Valentine's day in stores, the CMA, discounters and the Asda / Sainsbury's merger alongside considering managing stores with a cost focus, not chasing the all important sales. 

No intro jingles just yet, appreciate the 'hard discount' feel to this podcast.