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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.