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Mar 24, 2014

Online grocery: Strategies to win within and beyond the store1

A battle is brewing in the online grocery space between traditional retailers and online only retailers. Both are trying to expand their....More
Feb 10, 2014

Paper war rages between national brands, private labels

Who will win the battle for paper category share?....More
Jan 06, 2014

Unlocking Value Through Virtual Integration

Managing the private label portfolio will become increasingly strategic for food retailers in the coming years....More
Dec 06, 2013

Signs Point to Another Robust Year for M&A, Capital Market Activity

Like most industries after the financial crisis of 2008, the grocery sector was broadly negatively impacted by macroeconomic factors, as well as....More
Oct 18, 2013

The Battle for Dinner

Dinner will prove to be the key battleground for supermarket fresh prepared foods and restaurants....More
Oct 08, 2013

Amazon’s Impact on Shopper Marketing

As a shopper marketer, where should you be investing your digital dollars?....More
Sep 17, 2013

Social Web Success: Big Tools for Small Retailers

For independent supermarket operators, today’s times require a social web presence....More
Sep 03, 2013

Filling the Sustainable Shopping Cart

In the World of Sustainability, there is a widening chasm between what consumers say they want and what they actually buy....More
Aug 07, 2013

Beef Industry Addresses Pricing, Supply to Meet Consumer Demand

Rising costs and supply-chain pressures are a fact of life throughout the food industry. As a longtime beef producer, I know that the beef industry....More
Jun 28, 2013

Grocers Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Independent grocers are willing to be part of the solution as long as employers are provided with appropriate safe harbors to ensure their ability to....More
Jun 27, 2013

Today's Consumer Is a SHE

Who are the main consumers today? Women....More
Jun 18, 2013

New ‘Fair Share’ Bills Aim Beyond Big Box Stores1

Employers must get better at illustrating how food prices are calculated, and defending the jobs they create....More
Jun 05, 2013

How to Grow Sales Beyond Gluten Free

In the U.S., the gluten-free segment actually represents a subset of a much larger category – consumers with food allergies and/or intolerances....More
May 30, 2013

Training: A Great Idea for Grocery1

After much research and discussion, we decided to create the role of a store trainer....More
May 13, 2013

How to Spot the Difference Between Fads and Trends

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