Julian

Sustain & Save headlines at our Annual Trade Day

This week I joined over 1,200 suppliers and colleagues in Harrogate for the annual IGD Asda Trade Briefing. It’s our largest supplier event and one where our Executive Team set out the priorities for the year ahead. There was a whole host of speakers on the day, including our CEO, Andy Clarke and Chief Marketing Officer, Stephen Smith. In addition it was great to hear our Chief Merchandising Officer for Food, Barry Williams, speaking at length about the Sustain & Save Exchange – he described it as an exemplar initiative, one that really shows the power of collaboration and creating shared value between us and our suppliers. But perhaps the biggest news was the announcement that he expects every one of our suppliers to be a member of the Exchange in a year’s time. That’s a grand ambition, but one I’m more than happy to work towards!

The 2degrees Sustain & Save Exchange team were also on hand to speak to suppliers and colleagues. Our Sustain & Save stand was a popular destination throughout the day so hopefully we’ve helped and inspired a few more people to get involved. Numbers continue to rise as does active engagement.

Right then, we better get on with working out how we’re going to achieve 100% supplier membership in 12 months… watch this space!

Posted by Julian on 11 March 2013
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