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Supermarkets urged to borrow from restaurant playbook 
Food retailers need to study restaurant models to further accelerate their fresh foods businesses, said Bob Goldin, EVP of Technomic.
Retailers unveil first-time specialty food promotion 
A new specialty food promotion at retail aims to raise the profile of this fast-growing food segment, and it also may prove the time is right for a more coordinated industry branding approach.
How well are supermarkets winning Millennials?
How are supermarkets faring in trying to win Millennials and other younger consumers?
How much focus should retailers place on e-commerce?
How much focus should retailers place on building e-commerce businesses, including home delivery and click-and-collect?
How can supermarkets grow meal sales?
What more can supermarkets do to grow meal sales and take share from restaurants and other competitors?
What’s ahead for innovation in food retailing?
What’s ahead on the innovation front, including with formulations and recipes?
How are retailers prioritizing food safety strategies?
How are retailers prioritizing food safety strategies in the face of more attention from the media, consumers and the government?
Sarasin: CBX is ‘speed dating for retailers, supplier partners’
Leslie Sarasin, interviewed here to preview this week’s FMI Connect, says a new show component is Connect Business Exchange – or CBX.
FMI Connect takes deeper dive into fresh foods 
FMI Connect is putting increased focus on fresh foods with new exhibit and education elements at the Chicago event.
Ahold, Delhaize confirm merger talks 
Amsterdam-based Ahold and Brussels-based Delhaize confirmed they are in the early stages of discussing a merger that would create a giant food retail entity.
Retailers balance risk, reward in adding natural products 
Supermarkets are highly selective in adding natural and organic products, but they are more likely to embrace items from brands that truly understand their needs. That was the consensus of a panel discussing this topic during the Supermarket News Health and Wellness Summit at Expo West in Anaheim.
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.
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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