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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.
Collaboration in focus as Midwinter begins 
From industry awards to educational sessions, trading partner collaboration took center stage in the opening hours of the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
FMI salutes industry achievers 
Food industry leaders were awarded for achievements in everything from philanthropy to public affairs in a first-time awards banquet at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Manufacturers urged to rethink growth strategies 
A shifting landscape for suppliers is creating challenges that require new thinking about growth, efficiency and scale, according to a presentation at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Active pursuits at Midwinter 
FMI Midwinter officially kicked off with an "Ultimate Sports Experience" party that lived up to its billing.
Amazon Expansion Renews Delivery Debate: Analysts 5
PHILADELPHIA – The expansion of AmazonFresh into Los Angeles recalls an earlier period of home delivery experimentation during the dot-com era, but the financial model hasn’t become more favorable in the interim, according to an analyst panel here.
Magazine Industry Eyes Retail Partnerships
PHILADELPHIA -- The magazine industry aims to jumpstart sales at supermarkets by advocating for data-driven partnerships and focusing on innovative product launches, according to top publishing executives at a retail conference here.
Bakers Convention: Retailers Seek Innovation, Collaboration 
AVENTURA, Fla. — Top executives from IGA and Whole Foods Market last week urged wholesale bakers to emphasize innovative products that reflect an understanding of the needs of both the retailers and their consumers.
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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