David Orgel

Supermarket News
From Target to Instacart: Five highlights from GMA Forum
The consumer packaged goods industry has a lot on its plate, all of which was evident at the GMA Leadership Forum in Colorado Springs this past weekend.
Retailers, CPGs strive to crack code on Millennials 1

The food industry is desperately trying to understand Gen Y consumers, and many of the clues are already within grasp, according to speakers at the GMA Leadership Forum in Colorado Springs.

2015 Category Guide: Innovation that excites 
Product innovation is moving the needle in select categories at a time when overall sales in traditional supermarkets remain stagnant
Innovation and performance: 2015 nonfood category guide 
A number of nonfood categories posted considerable sales gains in supermarkets over the past year as brand manufacturers stepped up innovation and product performance.
Meijer builds connections with Millennials: Symancyk 

Meijer's JK Symancyk says the retailer is building strong links to Millennial shoppers

Retailers seek inspiration at FMI Connect

Retailers came to FMI Connect with many different goals in mind, ranging from learning about technology to finding fresh merchandising ideas to attending education sessions, show attendees told SN.

Supermarkets urged to borrow from restaurant playbook
Food retailers need to study restaurant models to further accelerate their fresh foods businesses, said Bob Goldin, EVP of Technomic.
Retailers unveil first-time specialty food promotion
A new specialty food promotion at retail aims to raise the profile of this fast-growing food segment, and it also may prove the time is right for a more coordinated industry branding approach.
How well are supermarkets winning Millennials?
How are supermarkets faring in trying to win Millennials and other younger consumers?
How much focus should retailers place on e-commerce?
How much focus should retailers place on building e-commerce businesses, including home delivery and click-and-collect?
How can supermarkets grow meal sales?
What more can supermarkets do to grow meal sales and take share from restaurants and other competitors?
What’s ahead for innovation in food retailing?
What’s ahead on the innovation front, including with formulations and recipes?
How are retailers prioritizing food safety strategies?
How are retailers prioritizing food safety strategies in the face of more attention from the media, consumers and the government?
Sarasin: CBX is ‘speed dating for retailers, supplier partners’
Leslie Sarasin, interviewed here to preview this week’s FMI Connect, says a new show component is Connect Business Exchange – or CBX.
FMI Connect takes deeper dive into fresh foods
FMI Connect is putting increased focus on fresh foods with new exhibit and education elements at the Chicago event.
Why are we still debating online grocery?
August 26, 2015

No one is still debating the importance of embracing health and wellness at retail, yet it took a long time to reach this stage. The same will be true of online grocery. But...

Ironman: Going beyond the comfort zone, together
September 26, 2014

Margaux, your post is so inspirational! Here's what it brings to mind for me in the business world. Executives and associates taking on "big juicy goals" need to be told that...

Why earning loyalty isn’t just about earning points
September 22, 2014

Thanks for these insights Simon. If a company abandons its loyalty program or doesn't have one, isn't it at a competitive disadvantage without meaningful customer data? Doesn'...

How many customers do YOU lose?
September 13, 2014

Very good points Simon. What you're saying comes down to the need for retail managers to look at the store through the eyes of a customer. Put themselves in the customer's...

Don't count out Tesco
August 23, 2014

Great post Neil. U.S. retailers too often dismiss the importance of lessons from abroad. But instead we should be looking to regions like Europe for signs of what's to come...

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