Retailers need to update their front-end merchandising strategies to capture an increased opportunity with a changing shopper, according to speakers at an educational session at FMI Connect in Chicago.
The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) of FMI and GMA has been pressing forward on a number of issues of key importance to the food industry, ranging from product recalls to package labeling, according to SN interviews.
Organizations making use of Big Data need to be aware of their own biases to achieve the best insights, according to a presentation by author and journalist Nate Silver at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Millennial generation is "completely up for grabs" when it comes to choosing its patterns, including shopping choices, according to a presentation by Jason Dorsey, an author and business executive known as The Gen Y Guy.
Supermarkets are outpacing restaurants in fresh prepared food growth, and can make further gains by following a few important steps, according to a presentation for independent retailers during the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.
Safeway is using Big Data to build closer relationships with some 30 million customers, Keith Colbourn, SVP, loyalty and analytics, said during a panel discussion on Big Data at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The food industry's history of adapting to sweeping societal changes will serve it well in upcoming challenges, Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI, said in an address to the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.