8a Broomfield Road, Kew Gardens, Greater London, TW9 3HR, UK +44 (0)7774 696 142

Welcome to Blue Ananta!

Blue Ananta is unique in the convenience retail space. It is lean with Scott Annan at the helm who brings challenge, insight and knowledge from the world of convenience retailing. His network extends around the world which he can use ‘to join the dots’.

Channel Blurring

Retail channels have blurred with convenience, café, discount, drug, grocery and quick food retailers competing for the same pound.

Retail Technology

Customer data & insight is the new oil. Ultimate convenience is driven by ‘1:1’ technology as pioneered by Amazon, Google, PayPal, Tesco & Uber.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness is not simply about exercise, eating ‘better’ or dieting. Consumers want healthier choices; natural food, clean ingredients and a transparent supply chain.

Thought Leadership

Great retailers have clear strategies and Customer Value Propositions that tie target customers to their shopping missions.

The Culture of Now

We expect everything ’now’, as we want it. Amazon is the ultimate Convenience retailer.

Generations: the grey & millennial pounds

Greys spend more than Millennials. Millennials are more focused on healthier choices and prefer information from new media rather than advertising.

How we help


Our work is committed to growing your business through an understanding of the risks, opportunities and strategies available.

Previous market visits


Scott specialises in improving trading returns for retailers and manufacturers in Convenience retailing.

  • A Convenience Retail strategy for Compass UK & Ireland
  • Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dublin & London retailer visits for Cooperative Food
  • Budgens and Londis Store of the Year 2015 independent judge
  • Store development plans
  • A convenience strategy for Unilever UK
  • A Japan market entry assessment for Harrogate Water Brands
  • Chaired the 2015 Openroom UK & Ireland Pharmacy Forum

We partner with the leading UK and international retailers in the Retail Leaders Forum. RI, Unilever UK & Ireland and The Association of Convenience Stores sponsor the forum.

  • Testimonial #3

    In the field of Food Retail, Scott is a subject matter expert with particular expertise in the dynamic Convenience sector. Scott is widely respected for his strategic opinions and advice across the industry. His professional network in Retail is broad and he always operates with absolute discretion.

    Mike Baker, Brand Director, Booker Retail Partners, 2016
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  • Testimonial #2

    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip [to Hong Kong & Tokyo], learnt loads and it was clear that the depth of your relationship with the senior teams is key to a successful trip.

    Jane McCall, Transformation & Change Executive Director, The Cooperative Food, 2015
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  • Testimonial #1

    I personally got a lot from the from the development day. It needs an experienced and knowledgeable person such as yourself to make you open your eyes and look around. Winning the store of the year was really great, apart from the prestige the opportunity to receive advice and help…

    Brian Charlton, Londis Store of the Year winner 2015
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