Despite the digital revolution, brick-and-mortar stores will still be relevant, "but ecommerce will be a disruption," Joe Sheridan, president and COO of Wakefern Food Corp. and outgoing chairman of the National Grocers Association, said Sunday night at the opening session of NGA's annual convention in Las Vegas.
President Obama has failed to understand what grocery executives already know — "that as leaders, you must learn the importance of the human dynamic" — Bob Woodward, associate editor of the Washington Post, said last night at the opening sessions of the annual NGA convention in Las Vegas.
IGA said members have been able to double and in some cases triple basket sizes over the five-month period since it began aggregating sales information from member companies in the U.S. and negotiating unique deals with vendors.
The supermarket industry is likely to see a lot of experimentation in the next few years as retailers look for "the next big thing" to secure their financial success, an industry consultant said Tuesday during a webinar sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
Representatives from business, labor and the environmental community joined California lawmakers Friday to voice their support for legislation that would impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at all supermarkets, convenience stores and liquor stores in the state.
William Emmons, president of Jewel-Osco, the Chicago-based division of Albertsons, Boise, Idaho, has stepped down and returned to retirement less than a year after coming out of retirement to oversee the 180-store operation.