How to get there
The nearest underground station to CBRE’s offices at 10 St Martins Court is St Paul’s on the Central Line. Take exit 1 out of the tube station and turn left onto Newgate Street. St Martins Court is the second entrance on the left.
Alternatively, if you are coming from Bank underground station on the Northern Line, take exit 1 out of the tube station and head down Poultry, which continues into Cheapside. At the end of Cheapside is a staggered junction and the sign for St Paul’s tube station is visible on the other side of the road. Cross the road, towards the tube station, and walk past the tube entrance onto Newgate Street. St Martins Court is the second entrance on the left.
Refreshments will be provided.
Changing grocery store formats
Are the days of building new grocery hypermarkets finally over? If so, how might formats evolve in future? Our three speakers will give their views on the likely way forward for the UK grocery market.
- A retailers’ view of changes in grocery formats – Andy Thompson, Head of Network Planning & Property Insight at Sainsbury’s
- Staying ahead of the convenience shopper – Steve Jones, Retail Supermarket Agency & Development at Unilever (formerly Tesco)
- Evolving store formats – Hamish Macmillan, Associate Director – Supermarket Agency and Development, CBRE
Agenda timings for the event:
- 6.00 – 6.30 Registration
- 6.30 Introduction – Peter Sleight
- 6.40 Evolving store formats – Hamish Macmillan
- 7.00 A retailer’s view of changes in grocery formats – Andy Thompson
- 7.20 Staying ahead of the convenience shopper – Steve Jones
- 7.40 Q&A – Jonathan Reynolds, OXIRM, University of Oxford
- 8.00 Networking
- 8.45 Close
Andy Thompson, Head of Network Planning & Property Insight at Sainsbury’s
Andy began his career in GIS and Location Planning at Laser Scan and then Small World Systems some twenty years ago. He then moved to Rank Group as Market Intelligence Manager, where he met future business partners Jon Walker and Steve Halsall.
His next venture was to set up his own business, GeoBusiness Solutions, alongside his two former work colleagues, Jon and Steve. GeoBusiness Solutions was an independent location analysis company which grew in success with many customers across retail, property and leisure using their consultancy and modelling skills until its takeover by MapInfo, now Pitney Bowes Business Insight.
Andy enjoyed being his own boss and running his own business so he then set another new company, The Wendover Group for three years before moving on to a completely new venture at Anytime Fitness, where as MD Andy helped to establish this successful brand, with over 2,200 clubs across 14 countries, including US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Anytime Fitness now has 15 clubs open in the UK with plans to double this by the end of 2013.
He is currently working at Sainsbury’s heading up their Network Planning and Property Insight team.
Steve Jones, Senior Format Manager, Unilever
Steve began his working live in GIS and Research at Jones Lang LaSalle where he stayed for 3 years before moving on Tesco where he worked in location planning, corporate marketing, international and Tesco Express for 10 years. Then after a brief spell as a Retail Consultant at CBRE he joined Unilver where he is Senior Format Manager.
Steve will be talking about how the C-sector has been through a period of great change in the last 20 years, and continues to be one of the most dynamic and fastest growing grocery channels. So what’s next? What will shoppers want from their local stores in the future? And how will retailers develop their store propositions to stay ahead of the game and grow sales?
Hamish Macmillan, Associate Director – Supermarket Agency and Development, CBRE
Hamish is an associate director within CBRE’s retail supermarket agency and supermarket team. Having acted for many major developers on in town retail led schemes for parties such as Hammerson, Land Securities, Lendlease to name a few, he now concentrates on developer led clients initiating supermarket led schemes throughout the UK.
Jonathan Reynolds is Academic Director of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management and Associate Dean at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
A geographer and planner by background, he now works with students of marketing and retailing of all ages and leads applied research projects on the sector internationally.
He is the current director of the longstanding Oxford Retail Location Analysis workshop (which next runs between 8-10 April, 2013).
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