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Jul 16, 2015

From Kroger to Sprouts: identifying different growth styles

In general, there are two types of growth: what is sometimes called Horizontal Growth, adding top lines sales in its various forms, and Vertical....More
Jul 08, 2015

New insights for engaging Hispanic shoppers1

Acosta and Univision recently embarked on the fourth edition of The Why? Behind The Buy U.S. Hispanic Shopper Study and uncovered important shopper....More
Jul 01, 2015

What shoppers want from retailers on social media

If you are a retailer without a customer-centric social media strategy, you are missing out on a rising demand by consumers, and you could lose those....More
Jun 03, 2015

Managing the risks and rewards of store upgrades

Taking on resource intensive projects is both a source of great opportunity and great risk for grocers....More
Apr 17, 2015

Building a better bakery: Using technology to gain customers and efficiencies

The bakery is an attractive department for innovation in an effort to bump up margins. The key is to identify improvements that can decrease costs....More
Apr 13, 2015

Which craft beer is right for my consumer?

With craft beer becoming so pervasive and so many outlets offering it, where does that leave the grocery store?....More
Mar 19, 2015

Time to eradicate politics from flawed Dietary Guidelines process

The Dietary Guidelines have become so politicized that the recommendations swing wildly from one presidential administration to the next and their....More
Feb 17, 2015

How supermarkets can get ethnic foods momentum

Deep discount grocers now offer a robust array of ethnic product choices at reasonable prices, presenting supermarkets with yet another competitive....More
Jan 09, 2015

Your in-store pharmacist isn’t just a pill counter!

Retail food stores are missing a huge opportunity to drive loyalty with repeat customer interactions and sales as a result of thinking about the....More
Dec 08, 2014

Huge ethnic marketing opportunity identified for retailers

A recently released study from LoyaltyOne shows ethnic shoppers are not finding the products they want in their local stores, and these customers....More
Nov 24, 2014

The hard discount threat1

Inside North America, hard discount has not been much of a factor. We believe that is likely to change soon....More
Nov 12, 2014

Why technology will never replace people1

It’s true that technology has replaced a number of jobs in the U.S. workforce. But how much can technology really replace the human element in a....More
Nov 06, 2014

Midterm elections will provide regulatory relief

While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the impact of the mid-term elections on President Obama’s agenda, the Nov. 4 election results also....More
Oct 24, 2014

How shopper trust varies by topic

Retail Feedback Group's national study of supermarket shoppers, the 2014 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, asked shoppers to rate their primary....More
Sep 10, 2014

Local: It’s not just for produce anymore1

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

Dr. Lance B. Eliot, MBA, serves as Vice President of Information Technology at Interactions, a global leader in retail solutions and experiential marketing. Dr. Eliot has over 20 years of industry...

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a vice president at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), a cloud-based predictive analytics software company. Jeff leads engagements with leading retailers and helps them implement...
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