Wishing all our clients, customers and community a very happy, healthy, holiday season.
Looking forward with positivity to 2021!
BUILDING FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS TOGETHER.
what we do
FIRST AND FOREMOST WE ARE RETAIL AND LOCAL MARKETING EXPERTS
Here at Rice Marketing our approach is simple. We listen to business owners, find solutions to their challenges and then roll up our sleeves to deliver, bringing in new customers and sales growth month on month. We know the answers because we have over 30 years’ experience of customer and retail marketing in food and can apply the principles to other related consumer markets, most recently in fitness.
Rice Marketing Founder, Stephanie Rice, has an unrivalled understanding of the UK Symbol and convenience sector and the important role that these play in the local community.
As a trusted consultant to the GLA, London Boroughs and leading UK charities we are proud to have developed initiatives with convenience stores, wholesalers and market to promote healthier food environments in deprived areas of London.
London Retail Expertise
Improving the Food Environment
Convenience Stores, Markets & Wholesalers
Healthy High Streets
who we work with
We work with Councils, primarily in London to tackle food inequality
We offer practical advice to policy makers in London to help protect a diverse food supply
We help educate EHO officers to deliver a HCC criteria for convenience stores
We help to educate local convenience retailers in the importance and business benefit of offering healthier food and drink options, so families in deprived areas get better access
We introduce new initiatives to improve communities – Home Food Deliveries for locals during the Coronavirus Pandemic and business support for independent High Street shops
We help medium-sized independent retailers offer an alternative to large scale supermarkets, by building a strong local identity through range analysis and supporting community stakeholders – e.g. local producers, local community groups - to grow the local economy.
We enable small start-ups or owners of medium sized businesses to punch above their weight by asking the right questions and then helping them keep on track.
We help inspire global retailers by showing them the very best in London food and drink trends through our partnership with Insight Research.
We understand the UK Symbol and Wholesale sector which allows us to advise media companies and suppliers on the right approach.
We help great independent fitness companies tell their story better through a coordinated content marketing plan to encourage more people to benefit.
See our case studies
SUPPORT DURING COVID-19
During COVID-19, we are engaging wholesalers to work with London Boroughs to feed significant volumes of people. We are supporting High Street businesses to survive and adapt by building an online business and home delivery.
We are passionate about supporting local businesses who provide & produce quality services that keep our
community healthy and happy.
Whether that is food or fitness.
We believe in making a difference!
how we think
Our involvement is highly flexible and can range from a complete brand overhaul, strategy development to delivering campaign plans. Whatever deliverable we work on our approach is always the same.
We ask the right questions. We get under the surface. We analyse information
We listen again
We collect meaningful data
We respect our clients - their needs, wants and capabilities
We observe their boundaries – both practical and financial
We never impose. We are always respectful
We listen again
Then we go to work…
The results speak for themselves...
what our clients say
“Rice Marketing helped us articulate a clear positioning for our premium supermarkets because they clearly understand the needs of a premium customer.
This led to our concept store over-achieving its sales launch target by 15%.
They offered a level of skill and senior expertise which proved invaluable to our in-house team, ranging from leadership to format and category management skills.
Rice Marketing have provided us a blueprint for micro and macro space and we look forward to involving them in developing our formats in the future.”
— Phil Ponsonby, Chief Executive Officer (trading) at The Midcounties Co-operative
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Stephanie is the main contact for all client work, lending her thirty -five years of senior marketing and management experience to any strategic project whilst maintaining a hands-on and practical approach.
She is able to draw on a network of trusted consultants to support her in delivering value to clients, whether senior project managers who ensure that project milestones are hit with tangible and measurable outcomes or highly experienced digital marketing and communications experts.
Stephanie was proud to be the first winner of the IGD Women in Business award in 1997. She has been on the Advisory Board for Skillsmart Retail and on the judging panel of the prestigious Independent Retailer of The Year Award. She is now a regular judge of industry awards and contributor to industry media.
Susie is an exceptional project manager and data analyst. Allowing us to find the story from the data she ensures that key milestones are met and that we deliver clear outcomes for our clients.
As a category management and format expert, Susie helps articulate range strategies for clients.
Claire is a valued member of the team who keeps the cogs of the business running smoothly at all times.
She ensures that client briefs are constantly reviewed to ensure that we are working effectively to deliver the desired outcomes.
Mary offers a unique blend of project delivery skills with creative flair and an in-depth knowledge of all things social.
With 16 years in business analysis and change management she can translate business strategy into effective digital and local marketing campaigns.