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Video: Ed Crenshaw accepts SN Marketer of the Year Award
SN's Chris Keating presents Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw with the SN Marketer of the year award from at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., on Jan. 27.
Publix accepts SN Marketer Award at Midwinter 
SN's 2015 Marketer of the Year winner, Publix Super Markets, was formally given the award at a breakfast session during the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.
Midwinter concludes with spotlight on new consumers 
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.
Innovative retailers eyed as future winners 
Sweeping changes in technology and competitive sets haven't changed one rule of retail: Those companies that innovate and make shopping fun will have a big edge.
'Retail Prophet' eyes new mission for stores  2
Retailers have to stop viewing their role as distributing products and instead focus on distributing experiences, according to Doug Stephens, a business author known as "The Retail Prophet."
Independents urged to make voices heard in D.C. 
Independent retailers aren't just rock stars in their communities; they often play that role in the halls of government as well, says Jennifer Hatcher, SVP, government and public affairs, FMI.
Retailers unveil strategies to attract Millennials 
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.
FMI spotlights plans for Chicago event 
Retailers attending FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach got the scoop on FMI's new plans for its annual event in Chicago set for June 8 to 11.
Publix eyes changing consumer behaviors  2
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.
NEW unveils 'movement' for women's leadership 
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.
SN 2015 Prediction: Retailers continue to innovate in private label categories 
Retailers will continue to push the limits on store labels in 2015 to enter new categories and battle retail competitors of all types.
Front-end eyed as bigger retail opportunity 
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.
Industry collaboration in action: Shifting landscape drives deeper partnerships 
New initiatives result from changes on consumer and industry fronts.
FMI eyes the big picture with new effort 
The association aims to create a wider collaboration network with its new Total Store Collaboration initiative.
Trading partners build successful track record 
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.
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