Sad news came last week with the death of Sir Ken Morrison. It made me reflect on his tremendous lifetime achievements. His career is sometimes viewed as 50 years of success, until at 73 he led the 2004 Safeway acquisition followed by four difficult years until retirement. He built up a leading supermarket chain making … Continue reading Sir Ken Morrison – a retail giant, but still human
I was just leaving the room on Friday, when I thought I heard on the radio that Tesco was merging with Booker. I smiled as I’d clearly misheard. When I realised it was true, my mind drifted back to the past. The UK grocery chain, Safeway, used to own both a cash & carry and … Continue reading Tesco and Booker – The Great British Food Merger?