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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.
IGA Urges More Baking Innovation 
AVENTURA, Fla. -- Declining performance in some commercial baking categories is leading IGA to urge suppliers to embrace more innovation.
Low-Carb Trend Still Packs Punch: NMI  1
AVENTURA, Fla. -- The low-carb trend is alive and well, despite arguments from some quarters that it's run out of steam, according to Steve French, managing partner, Natural Marketing Institute.
Retailers Urged to Make Social Media Plans 
LAS VEGAS — Social media is "the new world order of how we communicate," so independents have to make plans for how they'll participate, Dennis Host, director of marketing, Coborn's, said during an NGA Show panel here.
Independents Facing Unprecedented Data Challenge 
LAS VEGAS — Independents are "under siege" from sophisticated shopper data tools of big retailers, said Gary Hawkins, CEO, Hawkins Strategic, during a session at the NGA Show here.
Storm Response Sparked New Lessons 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The response to Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener for retailers, associations and the entire food industry, with plenty of lessons for future crises, said a panel of industry leaders at a Midwinter session here.
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.
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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