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Sep 10, 2014

Local: It’s not just for produce anymore

For the smart retailer, these products present a golden opportunity. The smart retailer will join forces with these independent inventors, and....More
Aug 26, 2014

Always prepare for the worst

Given that crises take a toll on stakeholder relationships, financial success and reputations, what can you do to help minimize the negative impact?....More
Aug 19, 2014

Reduce shoplifting, increase profitability

Managing vendor, employee and consumer shrink is one of the industry’s greatest bugbears and one likely to grow in coming years....More
Aug 13, 2014

The challenge of Hispanic retailers in the U.S.

The Hispanic demographic will continue to evolve, so it’s up to Hispanic retailers to continue evolving with them....More
Aug 06, 2014

Why retailers and suppliers should attend next year’s FMI Connect

FMI’s return to an annual trade show — FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience — was an important step in maintaining the connectivity of our....More
Jul 24, 2014

Retailers should remove junk food from checkout aisles

In an age when people struggle with obesity and diabetes, promoting impulse purchases of candy and soda in the checkout aisle is irresponsible and....More
Jul 02, 2014

Cybercrime compromises more than data

What can you do to limit the reputational fallout from a a data security breach?....More
Jun 24, 2014

How grocery retailers can deliver more value through personalized marketing

From relevant offers to tailored solutions, here's how grocery retailers can deliver more value through personalized marketing....More
Jun 17, 2014

Pest management challenges and best practices for grocery stores

Pests need three things to survive: food, water and shelter. A well-stocked supermarket contains an overabundance of all three....More
May 27, 2014

Get creative to engage shoppers with social media

Despite the widespread capabilities of the social web, supermarket shoppers so far seem very limited in how they use any of the platforms for any....More
May 16, 2014

Connecting with customers on wellness

It’s an exciting time to be in the grocery business, as food retailers have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in consumers’ lives....More
May 09, 2014

Maximizing the value of a retail loyalty program

The grocery industry seemingly changes daily, with new products and initiatives to meet rapidly shifting consumer preferences, writes Fred Thompson....More
Apr 28, 2014

Five strategies to profit from personalization

Strong, personalized relationships show shoppers you care about them and want to help them get the right products....More
Apr 21, 2014

It’s time for wine: How retailers won in Tennessee

When Governor Bill Haslam signed the “Wine in the Grocery Stores” bill in Tennessee last month, it was the culmination of a nearly seven-year-long....More
Apr 15, 2014

How supermarkets can better serve SNAP beneficiaries

The SNAP program is a literal lifeline for 14% of America, and now it’s time for retailers and grocers to step up to the plate to help....More
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