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Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop has been recognized as one of the ten thought and research leaders “driving the future of consumer intelligence” by American Demographics magazine. Known for his...

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

Bill Daley

Bill Daley recently retired from Duane Reade, following a 46-year career in the retail industry. He spent 28 years at Pathmark, where as SVP of store support he was responsible for POS, front-end...

Sep 26, 2012

The Birth of Scanning

A former Pathmark store-operations representative, who helped install the first IBM scanner at a New Jersey Pathmark store, recalls the pioneering efforts that established bar-code scanning as a worldwide standard....More

Brian Todd

Brian became president of The Food Institute in 2002 and has worked for this 78-year-old organization since 1980. Brian oversees the day-to-day operations of the Upper Saddle River, N.J.-based...

Oct 17, 2012

Supermarkets, Where Did Your Customers Go?

Sales at supermarkets, warehouse clubs and supercenters are not even keeping up with the inflation rate. Supermarket News’ recent discussion with food industry analysts talked about the so-called “shrinking pie” of food sales indicating that consumers are buying less food. But is that truly the case, or is it just that consumers are....More

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson, founder of iiAmm, is an entrepreneurial executive with 25-plus years of experience providing strategic leadership for high-growth companies that service the large retailer...

Sara Shields

 

Sara Shields, PhD, is a behavior and welfare specialist at The Humane Society of the United States. She earned her doctorate from University of California, Davis and served in an...

Mar 18, 2013

Cheering Retailers for Better Pork-Sourcing Practices

Grocery retailers such as Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Supervalu and Target have recently announced that they will take steps to improve the welfare of pigs within their pork supply chains....More

Michael Sansolo

Michael Sansolo is research director of the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council of North America.

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 activities around purchasing or meal preparation. And the reason for that limited behavior may come from supermarket companies themselves....More

Ruth Kinzey

Ruth Kinzey, MA, is founder and president of The Kinzey Company (www.kinzeycompany.com). For the past 30 years, Ruth has...

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

Susan Molin

Susan Molin is the Retail Manager for the Children’s Art Project at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Apr 12, 2013

Grocery Retailers Help Make Life Better for Children With Cancer

A supermarket’s influence can extend well beyond its aisles of cereal or displays of fresh produce....More

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen is a consumer strategist in Kurt Salmon’s Private Equity Practice. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience, including deep experience in food and beverage, consumer...

May 13, 2013

How to Spot the Difference Between Fads and Trends

Trends rise slowly, whereas fads spike—and die out— quickly....More

Kenny Holt

Kenny Holt is a 31-year BGC employee, currently serving as executive vice president of human resources. In addition to human resources, his responsibilities include risk management, and he is...

May 30, 2013

Training: A Great Idea for Grocery

After much research and discussion, we decided to create the role of a store trainer....More
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