Riverford | Guy Singh-Watson
Recorded at World Retail Congress 2019, Riverford Organic Farmers founder, Guy Singh-Watson sits down with Ben Bland to share the story behind this award-winning food subscription business and to give his frank assessment of the challenges facing the sector.
There are now around 1.7million people in the UK choosing subscription-based grocery shopping services instead of the usual weekly shop. One of the most profitable is Riverford Organic Farmers. From one man and a wheelbarrow, the Devon-based business now delivers more than 47,000 boxes a week to homes across Britain.
In an exclusive interview, recorded at the World Retail Congress 2019, our host Ben Bland is joined by Riverford Organic Farmers’ founder, Guy Singh-Watson, to talk about the award-winning business which puts its success down to a spirit of ethical trading, and to discover why his decision to shun traditional retailers was, in his view, a good thing.
Featuring in-depth conversations with senior figures from the world of retail, this is The Retail Exchange’s informed interview series. Hear from leading minds and inspiring thinkers as they share insights into delivering retail success and get to the heart of the industry’s big issues.
The Special | Retail unwrapped
In our latest episode, we look at the business of 25 December, analysing advertising campaigns and the likely impact on retail footfall during what will be a very different Christmas 2020. Plus we look ahead to the key trends for the year ahead.
The Special | Has it clicked?
In this new episode of ‘The Special’ we look at how e-commerce playbooks have evolved in recent months, and what it will take for retailers and brands to win online during what promises to be a very different Christmas 2020.
Hotel Chocolat | Angus Thirlwell
In our latest episode, we sit down with Angus Thirlwell, CEO and Co-founder of Hotel Chocolat. He talks to Martin Popplewell about the business response to the global pandemic, the realities of ‘Retail Darwinism’ and its growing online sales and global appeal.