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FMI Midwinter concludes with lens on future 
Speakers at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami wrapped up the event by taking stands on where trends are headed, from consumer shifts to digital directions.
Why restaurateur Danny Meyer loves supermarkets 
But despite his identification with restaurants, Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, has a warm place in his heart for supermarkets, a fact he relayed during remarks at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami.
Retailers need to stay focused on choice: Ahold’s McCann 
Food retailers need to concentrate on what really benefits their customers in the face of accelerating debates about product and ingredient transparency, said James McCann, chief operating officer, Ahold USA.
Big companies think small to attract Millennials 
Large food industry companies battling for Millennial talent are striving to create more personalized workplace experiences, according to panelists in a session at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami.
Fresh foods opportunity isn’t one-size-fits-all: IRI 
Fresh foods are surging at retail, but the biggest opportunities lie in understanding key trends and avoiding a one-size-fits-all mentality.
FreshDirect targets multi-device strategies 1
FreshDirect is focused on making the consumer experience more relevant across multiple devices, from mobile to desktop, according to its chief consumer officer.
Disruptors 2015: Suzy Monford, Andronico’s 
Health and wellness may have been a new food retail concept some years ago, but not any longer.
Disruptors 2015: Marion Nestle, NYU
Marion Nestle has been shaking up traditional food industry interests for decades, whether as an educator, author, media personality, food industry activist or prolific blogger.
Consumers tell brands, ‘It’s all about me’: PLMA speaker
It’s not quite the Baby Boomer “Me Generation,” but today’s consumers expect to be the focal point of products and brand experiences, according to a presentation on the closing day of PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show in Chicago.
PLMA attendees told to predict digital impacts
The quickening pace of technological change, in retailing and across the business world, puts a big burden on leaders to stay focused on where trends are headed, according to a presentation by Dan Schulman, president and CEO, PayPal.
Price Chopper urges store brand digital partnerships
Price Chopper is raising its game in digital marketing, and it's seeking collaboration with store brand supplier partners.
Bakery, dairy, deli driving Food Lion PL gains
Food Lion sees strong growth potential in store branded perishables — especially in categories such as bakery, dairy and deli — two of the company's executives said during a conference panel in Chicago.
When CPG says OMG: Overcoming 10 big industry challenges
Executives outline 10 top challenges and solutions in the consumer packaged goods industry.
Natural e-retailers focus on service, value
Natural and organic e-retailers are balancing price and service as they strive to make gains against both physical stores and larger online competitors.
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.
Why ‘middle’ is no longer a dirty word for supermarkets
September 29, 2015

Thanks Steven for taking the time to respond to my blog post. My point isn't that supermarkets are outpacing other types of operators, or that formats like value retailers...

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...

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