Since establishing the business in 2016, Pollen has gone from strength to strength; most recently winning 'Most Innovative Supply Chain Management' in the Global CEO of Excellence awards 2019 as well as 'Best Professional Services' at the Young Entrepreneur Sydney 2018 awards and being listed as an 'AFR Top 100 Fast Starter' and 'The One To Watch' by Consulting Magazine...
Big data is defined as large sets of data that are analysed using powerful computers and software to reveal insights into the world and is being used in a wide variety of industries. The question is: why aren’t more companies within the FMCG industry utilising this technology? We shared our thoughts with Inside FMCG...
The evolution of products has been pretty unprecedented over the last couple of decades, yet what has always lagged behind is pretty simply the supply chains and manufacturing facilities that sit behind these businesses... we spoke to Inside FMCG about why we believe it is time to change and how it doesn't have to be complex.
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Why does the UK seem to be so far ahead of Australia in the Fresh Food space? We spoke to Food Manufacturing Magazine about the challenges Australia face when delivering fresh in Supermarkets and how this could be resolved...
Retailers have warehousing strategically placed to consolidate products and ship to their stores, which, generally speaking, is a pretty efficient way of working. Both Woolworths and Coles continue to invest in automation and capacity to service the market, but could – and should – they be doing more? We shared our thoughts with Retail World Magazine...
The factory of the future will have only two employees; a man and a dog
"Industry 4.0" is the word of the hour in the manufacturing industry. The way we produce goods today will change drastically and we will see a profound and multifaceted industrial structural change in the near future. Our Director Stephan Mang talks to Inside FMCG about Factories of the Future...
The final in a series of thought leadership videos taken from our 'Pollenation by the Pool' breakfast event, where our panel of industry experts discuss the importance of consumers and the effect they have on the FMCG industry.
The crowds gathered at Sydney Oval on Tuesday night to watch in anticipation as Pollen FC played Sydney Uni. The resilience, mental strength and immense concentration that Pollen FC showed had Sydney Uni shaking in their little booties.
The two biggest challenges to the Australian FMCG industry are the arrival of Amazon and changing customer behaviours - each one fuelling the other. And if the incumbent retailers continue to sit on their hands, new entrants to Australia will be breeding more Amazonians as they go.
Could Australia be the sandbox for the globe with overseas companies coming here to play and innovate. Oliver North most certainly thinks so it his article publish in the InsideFMCG Towards 2020 report.
In a recent interview with Inside FMCG Woolworths chief Brad Banducci said: “We’ve gone from being reactive […] to being much more collaborative and much more forward looking with suppliers”.
Woolworths has been working with PFD Fresh to Go and Pollen Consulting Group to harness savings in the end-to-end value chain.
German supermarket chain Aldi is making a push into China leveraging Australian products on an e-commerce platform, aiming to take advantage of the rapid expansion of the Chinese middle class.
It was beaten to the gun by Australian supermarket giant Woolworths, which launched an online store there in January, on Tmall Global, the overseas platform of Alibaba Group’s B2C business.
Paying small supplier in 14 days is hardly a game changing commitment. Retailers should take a leap of faith and be focusing on how they can create velocity to reduce stock and in the process free up funds for investment in their end to end supplier chains.
Private label is still significantly under traded compared to other countries. Both retailers and suppliers need to change what they’re doing for private label to be truly firing on all cylinders. In our view, there are three areas which will affect growth: consolidation, considered supply chain integration and improved collaboration.
British supermarket giant Tesco announced it is to buy wholesaler Booker for £3.7bn, claiming it will create “the UK’s leading food business”.
For years, Australian supermarkets have recruited Brits, closely following the latest trends in from Blighty. So what does the latest move in the UK mean for the Australian industry?
We are programmed to find a reason to not like our neighbours, per research we go out of our way not to talk to them! I get the feeling we perhaps take the same approach in our value chains, it is often easier and less hassle if we just meet once a year and agree a price...
It is time to flip the consultancy model on its head
Management consultancies will tell you they can solve all your problems and probably the worlds’ too…. It is also likely, that whatever area you inquire about, they will have the corresponding experts. Or it will be their methodology they tell you that you cannot live without...
After 10 years of working for the same company it recently became a time for change. For a decade I was focused on moving myself and the business forwards, I very rarely took holidays, I would regularly do a 60-hour week, occasionally forget where I had actually been that week.