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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.
Companies urged to avoid data biases 
Organizations making use of Big Data need to be aware of their own biases to achieve the best insights, according to a presentation by author and journalist Nate Silver at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Millennial generation called still ‘up for grabs’ 
The Millennial generation is "completely up for grabs" when it comes to choosing its patterns, including shopping choices, according to a presentation by Jason Dorsey, an author and business executive known as The Gen Y Guy.
Independents urged to embrace prepared foods 
Supermarkets are outpacing restaurants in fresh prepared food growth, and can make further gains by following a few important steps, according to a presentation for independent retailers during the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.
Target breach underscores vulnerabilities: former FBI director 
The recent Target data breaches underscore the serious vulnerabilities of the nation's private sector, according to Robert S. Mueller 3d, former director, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Big Data drives Safeway's shopper connections 
Safeway is using Big Data to build closer relationships with some 30 million customers, Keith Colbourn, SVP, loyalty and analytics, said during a panel discussion on Big Data at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
FMI updates stance on GMO labeling 
FMI's board has adopted an updated GMO policy statement that aims to clarify its position and help to steer the government and industry in a direction to standardize efforts and reduce confusion.
Industry well positioned to navigate change: Sarasin 
The food industry's history of adapting to sweeping societal changes will serve it well in upcoming challenges, Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI, said in an address to the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.
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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