David Orgel

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Dollar Channel Eyed for Continued Growth 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The dollar channel will continue as a fast growing retail sector, and will compete with traditional retail not only for consumers, but also for the attention of suppliers.
Retailers, Suppliers Emphasize Consumer Experience 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Trading partners need to refocus the lens on how the consumer is experiencing stores and products, and there's more than one way to do it.
Dillon Closes Midwinter With Leadership Message 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger's Chairman and CEO David Dillon was given the stage for the final presentation at FMI Midwinter Tuesday, and he used the opportunity to offer leadership advice to attendees.
Putting Independent Spin on Mobile Marketing 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Independents have special opportunities when it comes to making strides with mobile-enabled consumers.
Consumer Eating Preferences Shift Further: Study 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It's no longer just about consumers doing less cooking. Now it’s also about big shifts in who is making the shopping decisions, what dayparts are critical, and what shoppers demand from stores.
FMI Show Returning to Annual Event 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The FMI Show, the longtime signature event of the Food Marketing Institute, will return to annual frequency beginning in 2014.
Retailers Press for Innovation Over Regulation 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food retailers are challenging Washington to recognize that regulations aren't the best way to make progress on a host of business issues.
FMI Chairman Morganthall: ‘Collaboration Is a Requirement’ 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When the GMA presents a collaboration award to the FMI's chairman, you'd expect to hear the recipient underscore the importance of working together.
Wegman, Smucker Honored for Achievements 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Call them the dynamic duo. Danny Wegman, CEO, Wegmans Food Markets, and Tim Smucker, chairman, The J.M. Smucker Co., received Hall of Achievement Awards here during the 2013 GMA Chairman's Lecture.
Partnering in Spotlight as Midwinter Launches 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The first-time co-location of Food Marketing Institute's Midwinter Executive Conference with the Grocery Manufacturers Association's Chairman's Reception, Lecture and Dinner helped set the stage for enhanced trading partner interactions, according to attendees here this week.
Hy-Vee Receives SN 2012 Retail Excellence Award
SN presented its 2012 Retail Excellence Award to Hy-Vee during the retailer’s recent store directors’ meeting at its conference center in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Mixed Bag: Sandy in Supermarkets
In New York, some retailers had stock wiped out by customers preparing for superstorm Sandy, while others still had plenty for sale as of Monday afternoon.
Industry Renews Calls for Food Waste Reduction 
WASHINGTON — Food retailers and suppliers are urged to accelerate their efforts in reducing food waste as a joint industry initiative moves into its second year.
Kroger Strikes Balance in Sustainability Efforts  1
WASHINGTON — Kroger Co. takes a balanced approach to sustainability communications in order to serve the needs of its varied customer base, said Nate Shepley Streed, the Cincinnati-based retailers’ sustainability manager, corporate brands.
Wegmans Ties Sustainability to Consumer Trust 
WASHINGTON — Building consumer trust in a brand’s integrity is the best way to overcome confusing messages about sustainability, according to Jason Wadsworth, sustainability coordinator, Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, New York.
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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