David Orgel

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.
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.

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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