David Orgel

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Orgel
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Cybersecurity called imperative for independents
Independent grocers need to be especially aware of the dangers of cyber-breaches and how to protect themselves.
Unified emphasizes ROI in digital programs
Retailers need to evaluate ROI carefully when faced with a growing number of digital tools ranging from mobile apps to social media, said Grant Lunde of Unified Grocers at The NGA Show.
Retailers warned of 2015 'game changers' 1
Retailers need to be aware of three key “game changers” — digital-first, hyper-localization and in-store/on-shelf — to stay ahead of customer needs this year, according to a presentation Monday by Nielsen at The NGA Show in Las Vegas.
Small retailers make big strides in omnichannel
Independent retailers are finding they don’t need huge IT departments to launch effective online shopping programs.
Video: Ed Crenshaw accepts SN Marketer of the Year Award
SN's Chris Keating presents Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw with the SN Marketer of the year award from at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., on Jan. 27.
Publix accepts SN Marketer Award at Midwinter 
SN's 2015 Marketer of the Year winner, Publix Super Markets, was formally given the award at a breakfast session during the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.
Midwinter concludes with spotlight on new consumers 
From curation to beacons, retailers need to explore new ways of connecting with radically changing shopper bases, according to speakers during the final sessions at FMI's 2015 Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.
Innovative retailers eyed as future winners 
Sweeping changes in technology and competitive sets haven't changed one rule of retail: Those companies that innovate and make shopping fun will have a big edge.
'Retail Prophet' eyes new mission for stores  2
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  2
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.
Comments
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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