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May 12, 2010

Making the Business Case for Supplier Diversity

It's more than just a matter of doing the right thing. Ahold USA’s supplier diversity program is helping the company meet its financial goals and....More
May 12, 2010

Private Brands Should Lead With Quality Rather Than Reduced Price

Attention all shoppers: The alleged new frugality is a myth! That's according to Melissa Abbott of the Hartman Group. I just checked my dwindling....More
May 12, 2010

Corporate Values in the New Century

A quick thought as I race to beat a noon checkout time: If there was a common thread to the various presentations I covered at this year’s FMI, it....More
May 12, 2010

Whatever the Consumer Wants, the Consumer Gets

In the 60’s (guess I'm dating myself) we always heard the slogan “Power to the People.” It looks like the people are finally getting some power, at....More
May 12, 2010

Retailers Face a Multicultural Future

The future will be multicultural, impacting supermarket operations as well as retailers’ go-to-market strategies, said Terry Soto, who heads About....More
May 11, 2010

Shifting Economic Winds Produce Consumer Changes

A gradually recovering economy is leading to changes in how consumers perceive branded products and convenience. That is among the findings of recent....More
May 11, 2010

FMI: Now With Tagline

“Feeding Families and Enriching Lives” is the new tagline for Food Marketing Institute, an organization that until now didn’t have a tagline. Leslie....More
May 11, 2010

Covering Technology Without Technology

As a technology reporter, I have been especially frustrated and perturbed by an inability to establish Internet access here in Las Vegas. The Luxor....More
May 11, 2010

And Now ... The Rest of the Story

This morning’s workshop on recruiting new talent to the supermarket industry recalled a similar FMI session three years in Chicago, when a bright....More
May 11, 2010

A Call For Retail Reinvention

The biggest question on everyone’s lips at FMI 2010 is where the consumer is headed. A number of consumer trends workshops dealt squarely with that....More
May 11, 2010

HWCF Goes to School

We all know that kids who exercise benefit healthwise but new studies show that children who get their blood pumping can also improve their....More
May 11, 2010

Adversity to Advantage

Erik Weihenmayer, the blind athlete whose pursuit of the Seven Summits, ice scaling, hang-gliding and other outdoor adventure sports made for a....More
May 11, 2010

FMI Makes Contact

“We named this event ‘Customer Connect’ and we did it for a reason,” Leslie Sarasin, president of Food Marketing Institute, said in opening remarks....More
May 10, 2010

Kudos to SN's Tech Award Winners

Supermarket News will be presenting the 2010 Technology Excellence Awards Tuesday morning at the FMI show at the “Consumers Rule” workshop....More
May 10, 2010

Supermarkets Need Diplomacy For Health Strategies

By default supermarkets will play a critical role in advancing health and wellness in the nation. Retailers, whose livelihoods depend on food sales,....More
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