The evening brought together some of the most progressive businesses and industry figureheads at an informal networking event that culminated with a highly thought provoking and insightful presentation on the future of retail and consumer innovation from Matt Truman, Co Founder & CEO of True – a renowned commentator on the sector.

Matt highlighted the tectonic shift in value creation to the technology sector as information is becoming the new oil of the 21st century. He demonstrated how the classic bricks and mortar model is under huge pressure to compete with the rise of discounters and online retailers as they go to new efforts to engage with increasingly distracted and demanding consumers. Matt also shared his insights on Amazon’s growth plans within the US food landscape, outlining how it is already disrupting the market and how it is likely to compete in the UK – a very timely topic given recent news about Amazon approaching Waitrose.

David Macaulay, Founder and Managing Director of Eden Search & Select commented, “We were delighted to host another successful leadership dinner at Tredwells and have Matt speak at the event. His views created an excellent debate and challenged the way we think about the industries we know and love.  As the only specialist executive search company focused across the food and farming landscape, the evening also reinforced our strategy of challenging and supporting our clients to ensure they have an optimal organisational structure in place and suitable leadership talent to face sector challenges head on.”

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