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Gen Y big winner in online shopping Olympics 
It’s no surprise that Millennials are embracing online grocery shopping, but new consumer data shows just how much this is playing out.
5 Takeaways from FMI Connect
From wellness to fresh foods, speakers at FMI Connect and co-located United Fresh in Chicago last month hit on numerous key themes for the industry.
Five European PL trends to watch  1
U.S. retailers should enroll in Euro U when it comes to learning about progressive private label trends, according to Lynn Dornblaser of Mintel International.
Celebrity chefs tell supermarkets to make food fun 
Two TV chefs emerged from the small screen Wednesday to coach the supermarket industry on making food fun and easy.
Shared shopping roles hold key to consumer purchasing 
Retailers seeking deeper consumer connections need to better understand how households today are sharing shopping roles, according to a presentation by Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute.
Retailers say fresh is Millennial magnet 
Retailers vying for Millennial business are shining a brighter spotlight on fresh foods, regardless of store format type.
Key produce trends range from 'ugly' to 'free' 
Retailers should consider taking advantage of an array of new produce-related concepts that have benefits ranging from reducing waste to spurring sales, according to a presentation Monday at the United Fresh 2016 Conference in Chicago.
Food waste battle enters crucial phase 
It’s a staggering problem whose true proportions only recently became apparent. Some 80 billion pounds of food is discarded in U.S. landfills each year, with a huge cost to the environment, economy and people’s lives.
The New Consumer: Digital disconnect 
It turns out members of Generation Y aren’t necessarily happy about all the time spent online, as well as in other activities, such as shopping.
Giant Food 'meats' needs with food donations
Giant Food recently attracted a lot of media exposure in Maryland for an ambitious meat donation program that aims to help feed the state’s hungry while tackling the huge problem of food waste
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.
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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