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Nov 02, 2009

Resilience, Relevance and Signs of Recovery

The Grocery Manufacturers Association's Merchandising, Sales and Marketing Conference gets underway today in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel....More
Oct 14, 2009

Wrapping Up: Future Connect Succeeded by Keeping its Focus

The long-awaited FMI Future Connect conference has just ended, but it’s definitely not over. FMI plans ongoing educational opportunities both online....More
Oct 14, 2009

Immigrant Toasts Life of Freedom as a Retailer

Stepping in as a last-minute replacement for another speaker who canceled, Darioush Khaledi, chairman and chief executive officer, K.V. Mart, Los....More
Oct 14, 2009

Making the Case for Social Networking

Speeches by technology experts can sometimes be a bit dry, but not when the speakers themselves admit they find technology boring. That was the case....More
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
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