Just a few days left to order bread for home delivery before Christmas.
The last day we can take orders is midday this Wednesday 18th, for delivery on Friday 20th.
Big thanks to all our regular Home Delivery customers for all the support during 2013.
Back in 1997 I worked for Dixons Group (owner of PC World, Currys, The Link and Dixons), a massive £5bn turnover, multi-national FTSE-100 mega-corp. I wanted the full-fat corporate experience and that's exactly what I got.
My job was to improve the business through identifying opportunites (easy and fun) and making them happen (bloody hard and very frustrating). Dixons started out as a true entrepreneurial business, with instinctive decision making and a bucanneering style of "JFDI". Sir Stanley Kalms makes Alan Sugar look like an intern.
As the 1990s ended, it had gone stale, and growth had stagnated. Most of the 2500 people working in head office (that is not a typo) were manager-mentality. Don't rock the boat, don't risk new things. Avoid failure at all costs.
I used to hear the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", an awful lot.
Why wait until something's broken to make it better?
Existing customers of Organic veg boxes don't just buy from existing operators because it's a convenient service with great products.
They buy from them because it means actively not buying from a supermarket.
The fact some supermarkets all-but deserted Organic during the recession will have strengthened this view even further.
The results will be interesting.
Great local food festival tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday in a local town, Neath.
Pulling out all the stops by baking lots of loaves so hope it's busy or I'll be ringing my mate Iolo and swapping stale bread to feed his chickens, with eggs they've laid, and eating eggs on toast for the next 3 weeks....