Nigel Huxley, General Manager of Waitrose in Bath shares some of his vast retail knowledge with an angle on how a big brand name like Waitrose can help local independent business nearby.
Learn why Waitrose Bath has the second highest footfall of any Waitrose branch in the UK and how the supermarket have re-invented themselves to keep ahead of their competition.
Nigel will also reveal some of the latest developments in retail and what that means to retail in the coming years, not only for supermarkets but also for independent small businesses.
By looking at the commonalities between a nationwide brand name and the uniqueness of Bath and its independent retailers as a brand in its own right, Nigel will talk about how all businesses can work together to not only be successful but to provide a great service and fulfil customers needs.
The Bertinet Bakery success story will be used as a case study to illustrate how a local business can become a national brand leader and how Waitrose has supported that growth and development.
The event will be held in the café at Waitrose with drinks and refreshments provided.
Its free to attend, but as numbers are limited we ask that you please pre-register in advance.
If you have a question to put to Nigel, please email Angela MacAusland by 31st October
6.00pm – 6.30pm Registrations and refreshments
6.30pm – 7.15pm The Future of Retail
7.15pm – 7.30pm Q & A and departure