Food

Busby, Adrian (13 of 14). Food: From Source to Salespoint

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:24

  • Shelf mark

    C821/01

  • Subjects

    Retail trade and distribution; Supermarkets

  • Recording date

    1997-04-14, 1997-05-21, 1997-07-11

  • Interviewees

    Busby, Adrian, 1951- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: Tape 7 Side A: Effects of Gulf War on Booker’s business, details. AB’s position in Booker Wholesale Foods. Frozen food wholesaler , Pullman Foods, details. Details service to caterers. AB co-opted on to Pullman Food board as non-executive director. AB’s proposed changes to Pullman Foods approved by BS, details. Multi temperature vehicles. Details Booker’s acquisition of Sheffield firm William Bennett frozen food market suppliers. Nine months later Booker acquisition of United Biscuits frozen food catering business, details. Improved position of Pullman, details. Details serious problems in JB’s food service business. Booker publishes profits warning. JB’s departure. BS took back control of that section, 1992. Details Cash & Carry and Cash & Collect businesses. Ian Glen [IG] brought in to take Pullman Foods away from AB. Details AB’s position with two bosses for 18 months. Booker’s relationship with City, details. Details 1993 changes to executive officers of Booker. Bob Muir [BM] head of international business, AB chief executive of Booker Cash and Carry and Delivered Wholesale, business. Changes AB made to business. Details Project Dissolve against M & P. Details M & P’s expansion dilemma. Details main shareholders of M & P. Details Booker acquisition. AB’s summing up of his business acumen. Importance of university degree for future employees. Fate of children in deprived areas. AB analyses his business methods.

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