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Executing the inevitable – my take on the Sainsbury’s / Asda merger

Nick Irving, retail partner at Howgate Sable - the InterSearch member firm in the UK

When news broke that Sainsbury’s and Asda were preparing a merger, many journalists and commentators were taken aback. Naturally, the story made headlines and the media scrambled to try and unpick the messages – just what had occurred to cause this massive shift in the UK’s food retail market?

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Organisation design: When to modernise your operating model

Howgate Sable - the InterSearch member firm in the UK - recently held a fascinating seminar on organisation design with renowned business consultant Mark LaScola, in partnership with Hill Dickinson, and wanted to share the key takeaways in a series of blog posts. This first one looks at what organisation design and operating models actually are, and how you can assess whether a restructure of your operating model is what your business needs.

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Changing the mindset on Brazil

by Howgate Sable - InterSearch member firm in the UK. As the home of the world’s eighth largest economy, Brazil continues to be a globally important territory for many businesses. Identified as a rapidly advancing ‘tiger’ country by economist Jim McNeill, Brazil joined Russia, India and China as the ‘ones to watch’ when he coined the term ‘BRIC’ in 2001.

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