A couple of weeks after Booker’s Charles Wilson slid into Adam Leyland’s red leather hot seat, Morrisons boss Dalton Philips is next up to guest-edit The Grocer.
It’s good of him to find the time, as Morrisons has been keeping pretty busy of late.
Having finally confirmed its belated move online, the supermarket has pounced twice in quick succession to bolt on e-commerce expertise. First there was the £70m Kiddicare acquisition, soon followed by a £32m swoop to grab a 10% share in US grocer FreshDirect.
As well as getting editorial input from the energetic Irishman on the week’s developing stories, we’ll be subjecting Philips to the usual in-depth Q&A all our guest editors have to face.
That will include the best questions from readers – and so far we’ve already received questions on Morrisons’ convenience ambitions, the supermarket’s push to get more women into the boardroom and its relationship with UK farmers.