Barriers and opportunities for small business innovation in supermarkets.
Small business suppliers to supermarket chains are substantially compromised by the lack of resources to innovate.
Peter Drucker stated 50 years ago that innovation is the only really sustainable competitive advantage, and the passage of events have proved him correct.
Commercial survival requires that you are able to continually innovate, or you rapidly find yourself left behind, simply because everybody else is.
Knowing this does not however, make the challenge any less daunting, especially in an environment like FMCG where the retail gorillas stamp on variation as a source of transaction costs, and are actively seeking to reduce SKU numbers by pushing housebrands.
Lets define what we mean by innovation for the purposes of this post.Strategy Audit – Read more…