Three months after launching Britain's most innovative supermarket, chef and restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson is struggling to keep the supermarket afloat. In an attempt to convert the locals, Arthur turns personal shopper to show die-hard Sainsbury's families that his style of shopping and cooking is better.
Arthur Potts Dawson comes up with a guerrilla-style marketing campaign to persuade shoppers from nearby Sainsbury's to switch to The People's Supermarket, but the campaign doesn't quite go to plan and he faces thousands of pounds of fines from the council. The supermarket might be open, but Arthur and the other members have their work cut out for them if they want to make the business succeed.
Chef and restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson is more than familiar with waste, the resulting cost that is passed on to producers and customers alike, and the high price that is paid by the environment. Armed with the knowledge that British supermarkets bin over 1,000 tons of food a day, Arthur set about starting an independent no-waste supermarket, run for the people by the people.
In the teeth of the worst financial crisis in living memory, BBC Business Editor Robert Peston examines how the world got to this point and how the colossal imbalances in the global economy have left the UK in need of a radical economic overhaul.
Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of kung fu and Zen Buddhism. For 1500 years Shaolin has managed to adapt and survive but the wars and upheavals of the 20th century nearly finished the temple off. Then in the early 1980s the temple was reborn thanks to two men: Deng Xiaoping, who encouraged Chinese enterprise, and the other was Jet Li, who starred in the 1984 box office hit Shaolin Temple. Today the temple has multimillion-dollar investments in property, media, health care and tourism. Shaolin Inc is now a commercial force to be reckoned with.
CEO Scott Hutchinson goes undercover, and gets back to basics; he meets Karen whose dream it to be the youngest woman in Australia with her builders license.
This is a story of a sweatshop scandal told with the use of a hidden camera. China Blue makes a stronger case against worker exploitation than any news item could, simply by showing the everyday lives of some Mainland China factory girls.
The CEO of YMCA Nick Cox goes undercover to the South Headland and Gratwick Aquatic Centre. Throughout Nick's journey he meets some very inspiring and touching people.
CEO's from six of Australia's biggest companies have taken the opportunity to go on the ultimate undercover mission, working incognito in entry-level positions within their own organisations to find out how things really work.
Tony Chamberlain, CEO of Staging Connections, a leading event design company, goes undercover in tonight's episode.
In the final episode of The Next Big Thing it's time to find out what has happened to our retail rookies - who has hit the shelves and made it to the big time and who have gone back to the drawing board? The action hasn't finished either as our remaining suppliers still have points to prove and deadlines to hit; some dreams will go up in flames and others will fail to light up - quite literally.
Tonight meet Iain. JBS Swift's rock star CEO! Used to living the high life, he's giving up the fancy cars and motorbikes to head to the front line of the meat packing business.
This week the fledgling suppliers experience the highs and lows of producing products for three of Britain's biggest retail names. As numbers are crunched, it looks like some suppliers and inventors are heading for the big time whilst others will need to stick to their day job for that little bit longer. Deals are made and negotiations stall in equal measure.
This week the crash course in retail reality continues for our hopeful producers and designers as they try to get to grips with the basics - stock buying, manufacturing costs and setting up studios. Along the way some long held dreams are dashed whilst others seem destined for success - at least for the time being.
Manager Wayne claims he cannot bear to work with assistant Marta any longer, forcing owner Jonathan to intervene. The hotel's sows receive a new male companion, and a husband-and-wife songwriting duo check into the hotel, hoping to draw inspiration from its surroundings - but a bout of snoring shatters their tranquillity.
CEOs from six of Australia's biggest companies go on the ultimate undercover mission, working incognito in entry-level positions within their own organisations.
This searing examination of the Enron accounting scandal reveals the psychology of greed and corporate corruption that facilitated the company's rise to power and also its fall. When Enron went bankrupt in 2001, the principals walked away millionaires - but later faced legal proceedings and jail sentences. Meanwhile, many employees and investors were left with nothing, not even their 401K retirement savings.
This week the fledgling suppliers face the harsh realities of the cut throat world of retail. The open days are over but the hard work is only just beginning. The retailers may like the producers' ideas, but a series of tricky price negotiations and design meetings mean that not all products will pass their prototype stage. Business inexperience is beginning to show through as blunders are made and professional advice ignored.
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