Sky 1 recently took a look into the world of Greggs the Bakers in a documentary series and if you enjoyed that you’ll be thrilled to the core that BBC Two is to screen a three part series about the world of Iceland Supermarkets – the only supermarket to co-incidentally stock Greggs pasties.
Over the course of a year, the BBC followed the fortunes of Iceland supermarkets and its maverick CEO Malcolm Walker.
Malcolm – who dishes out suitcases of cash to his best performing workers – believes that his shoot-from-the-hip style of leadership holds the key to a happier workforce and a profitable business.
But Iceland faces big challenges – from its competitors, the recession, the horse-meat scandal and the British public’s prejudice about Iceland and frozen food.
For the first time, Malcolm opens the doors to his 800-store empire across each hour long episodes and shares the secrets of the boardroom, the Willy Wonka style food innovations and the colourful life of the stores in one of its toughest years.
Charlotte Moore, Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, says: “We live in astonishing times and the mission is clear – we want the very best filmmakers to find and tell stories that will illuminate, provoke and reveal modern Britain in all its staggering variety.”
The series will air on BBC Two.