The kind of security breach experienced by Target Corp. should never happen to independent retailers, the president and CEO of Mollie Stone's Markets, Palo Alto, Calif., told the National Grocers Association annual convention in Las Vegas.
Mobile and social media are merging technologies that need to be part of an overall strategy, not a separate course of action, the author of "Socialnomics" told the National Grocers Association convention Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Women in the grocery business have to figure out how to balance work and family more so than men do, a panel of women acknowledged during a workshop session Tuesday at the annual convention of the National Grocers Association in Las Vegas.
Balls' Food Stores has been able to increase sales of organic produce by 30% over the last year by promoting it more —featuring six to 10 organic items in its ads each week and between four and eight in-store specials — at price points close to conventional products, Mike Beal, COO for the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain, said Monday at the annual convention of National Grocers Association in Las Vegas.
With digital marketing taking off in several new directions, retailers need to move faster to take control of the customer experience, a speaker told members of the National Grocers Association during their annual convention in Las Vegas.
As more location apps become available, grocers need to make sure they don't lose control of their store space to CPG companies, the president of Placewise Media told a workshop audience Monday during the annual National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas.
Low-income shoppers need help and education stretching their food dollars, especially at the end of the month, Sue Klug, SVP and CMO for Unified Grocers, Los Angeles, told a workshop audience Monday at the annual convention of the National Grocers Association in Las Vegas.
Some of the fastest-growing food-retailing chains in the country are those targeting ethnic groups such as Hispanics and Asians, as illustrated by the numbers in SN’s 2014 lists of the Top 75 Retailers and Wholesalers in North America and the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents.
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.