Posts by David Orgel

in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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
in Viewpoints Oct 12, 2009

How Partnerships Succeeding in Time of Friction

These aren't the smoothest of times for retailer-supplier partnerships. Retailers are acting more forcefully to remake their merchandising strategies....More
in Total Access 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
in Total Access 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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