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'Retail Prophet' eyes new mission for stores
Retailers have to stop viewing their role as distributing products and instead focus on distributing experiences, according to Doug Stephens, a business author known as "The Retail Prophet."
Independents urged to make voices heard in D.C.
Independent retailers aren't just rock stars in their communities; they often play that role in the halls of government as well, says Jennifer Hatcher, SVP, government and public affairs, FMI.
Retailers unveil strategies to attract Millennials
Generation Y is drawn to retailers who are authentic, help them learn about food, and care about local communities, said Justin Dye, EVP and COO, East Region, New Albertsons at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.
FMI spotlights plans for Chicago event
Retailers attending FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach got the scoop on FMI's new plans for its annual event in Chicago set for June 8 to 11.
Publix eyes changing consumer behaviors
Retailers must address quickly changing consumer needs -- both low-tech and high-tech -- in order to retain customers and make them into advocates, says Ed Crenshaw, CEO, Publix Super Markets, who welcomed retailers to the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach as chair of that event.
NEW unveils 'movement' for women's leadership
The Network of Executive Women has launched a major initiative to accelerate the participation of women in leadership roles, a program outlined at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.
SN 2015 Prediction: Retailers continue to innovate in private label categories 
Retailers will continue to push the limits on store labels in 2015 to enter new categories and battle retail competitors of all types.
Front-end eyed as bigger retail opportunity 
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.
Industry collaboration in action: Shifting landscape drives deeper partnerships 
New initiatives result from changes on consumer and industry fronts.
FMI eyes the big picture with new effort 
The association aims to create a wider collaboration network with its new Total Store Collaboration initiative.
Trading partners build successful track record 
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.
Harmon City emphasizes managerial leadership 
Independent operators need to carefully assess leadership potential and provide support with education and mentoring, according to Laurie Harmon, VP, human resources, Harmon City.
Gallery: Scenes from FMI Midwinter
Industry Leaders converged on Scottsdale, Ariz., for the 2014 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, which provided insights on critical issues, networking and bit of down time.
Midwinter closes with insights on consumers, data 
FMI's 2014 Midwinter Executive Conference closed with presentations that addressed consumer behavior and Big Data.
SN salutes Metro's Giroux at FMI Midwinter 
SN presented its 2014 Marketer of the Year Award Tuesday to Marc Giroux of Canadian retailer Metro at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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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