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Oct 13, 2009

Seek to ‘Delight’ Customers: Speaker

Customer satisfaction is not enough, according to a presenter at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here on Tuesday afternoon. Bob....More
Oct 13, 2009

Don’t Be a Dinosaur

One of the recurring themes at this week’s Food Marketing Institute Future Connect leadership development conference is the concept that leaders have....More
Oct 13, 2009

Assessing the Private Label Phenomenon

The surge in private label has given more leverage to retailers over suppliers and changed the way trading partners look at categories. So what is....More
Oct 13, 2009

Industry Needs to Project a Positive Image: Panels

The supermarket industry has a ways to go in terms of improving its image to attract new workers, according to panelists in two different workshop....More
Oct 13, 2009

Seeking More of Center Store's Big C: Collaboration

Retailers are seeking more collaboration with suppliers to put Center Store on a growth track that doesn’t only focus on promotional selling. That....More
Oct 13, 2009

Future Connect No Longer a Mystery

The first day of Future Connect, Food Marketing Institute’s new leadership development conference here, answered a lot of questions. Was the....More
Oct 13, 2009

Image of Supermarket Careers Improving: Panelist

Young Generation Y job-seekers have a more positive impression of supermarket careers than some of their predecessors, according to a presenter at....More
Oct 12, 2009

The Dietician as Advocate

The corporate dietician's pitch to consumers is nicely summed up in the old James Taylor song: "You've got a friend." That's the message of Karen....More
Oct 12, 2009

Crystal Ball for the Holidays

Online selling and green products merchandising are among major trends ahead for this holiday season, according to Thomas Blischok, Information....More
Oct 12, 2009

Customer Frugality May Ease: FMI’s Sarasin

Despite widespread predictions that the consumer frugality spawned by the current recession may be here to stay, “there may be hope,” Leslie G....More
Oct 12, 2009

Speakers Focus on Responsibility, Humility

Opening-day speakers at the Food Marketing Institute Future Connect leadership conference here today focused on the importance of integrity,....More
Oct 12, 2009

Trash and Inspiration

No one needed the coffee service. That's because conference attendees received a bolt of energy at this morning's opening with the music of the....More
Oct 12, 2009

Arrival Day

After arriving at the hotel from the Dallas airport, I walked around the conference area that will be dedicated to Future Connect over the next few....More
Oct 09, 2009

Back to the Future Connect

As we have all heard, the H1N1 virus can be a killer… or it can just lay you low for a while. Thanks to some quick action on the part of Food....More
Oct 08, 2009

Preparing to Meet the Future

If someone offered to reveal the future of food and the fine-points about how to become a leader, you’d probably be all ears. Well, that will all....More
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