TPG Role: Partner

David is a Partner with The Partnering Group with focus on end to end Grocery E-Commerce with particular expertise in Store Pick and Fulfillment Centre Operations.

Partner Capabilities and Expertise:

David brings 40+ years of applied experience working Grocery Retail both Bricks and Mortar and E-Commerce in operational and central function capacities.

Partner Industry Experience:

Independent Consultancy

During the last 8 years of heading his own consultancy business David has had engagements with blue-chip companies to improve or introduce Grocery E-Commerce offerings and systems;

Sainsbury’s UK

3-year contract to bring to fruition the first Sainsbury Grocery Fulfillment Centre serving a large part of London.

Amazon Fresh

1-year contract supporting the design and launch of Amazon Fresh in London

Save On Foods BC Canada

Initial 6-month contract to develop and pilot a Grocery E-Commerce offer in Vancouver subsequently extended to 5 years to further develop and roll out the solution to 4 provinces and over 100 stores.


1-year contract as part of the MyWebGrocer consultancy team to develop Grocery E-commerce strategy for X5 in Moscow

As Business Development Department Head 2000 – 2006 the development of in-store picking processes and systems to 350 UK Stores. 2006 – 2012 design through to operational stability of Tesco Grocery Fulfillment Centers each with an increasing amount of mechanization

Tesco Stores

twenty-five years of Retail Management experience, mainly at Store Management
level, typically £50m+ turnover with 500+ staff

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Instore
    Picking processes and systems
  • Grocery
    E-commerce Fulfillment Centre design and operation
  • Grocery
    Bricks and Mortar retail
  • Project
    and Programme management
  • Operational
    Process design

Partner Education

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Design


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