Industry Voices en From Kroger to Sprouts: identifying different growth styles <div class="node-body blog-body">In general, there are two types of growth: what is sometimes called Horizontal Growth, adding top lines sales in its various forms, and Vertical Growth, innovating and creating new markets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Industry Voices Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:25:00 +0000 523171 at New insights for engaging Hispanic shoppers <div class="node-body blog-body">Acosta and Univision recently embarked on the fourth edition of The Why? Behind The Buy U.S. Hispanic Shopper Study and uncovered important shopper behaviors and marketing insights. The insights focus on three areas to boost engagement with these shoppers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News The New Consumer Industry Voices Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:12:00 +0000 522711 at What shoppers want from retailers on social media <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are a retailer without a customer-centric social media strategy, you are missing out on a rising demand by consumers, and you could lose those consumers to competitors that are more social media savvy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News The New Consumer Marketing Industry Voices Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:00 +0000 522111 at Managing the risks and rewards of store upgrades <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking on resource intensive projects is both a source of great opportunity and great risk for grocers</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Store Design & Construction Prepared Foods Industry Voices Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 519591 at Building a better bakery: Using technology to gain customers and efficiencies <div class="node-body blog-body">The bakery is an attractive department for innovation in an effort to bump up margins. The key is to identify improvements that can decrease costs without sacrificing quality or service.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Bakery Industry Voices Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 +0000 515901 at Which craft beer is right for my consumer? <div class="node-body blog-body">With craft beer becoming so pervasive and so many outlets offering it, where does that leave the grocery store? </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News The New Consumer Beverage Center Store Industry Voices Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:33:00 +0000 515331 at Time to eradicate politics from flawed Dietary Guidelines process <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines have become so politicized that the recommendations swing wildly from one presidential administration to the next and their impact on consumer behavior is minimal at best. That must change.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Laws & Regulations Industry Voices Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000 513661 at How supermarkets can get ethnic foods momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">Deep discount grocers now offer a robust array of ethnic product choices at reasonable prices, presenting supermarkets with yet another competitive threat. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Multicultural Industry Voices Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:38:00 +0000 508231 at Your in-store pharmacist isn’t just a pill counter! <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail food stores are missing a huge opportunity to drive loyalty with repeat customer interactions and sales as a result of thinking about the pharmacy as only a place to fill prescriptions, writes Robin Michel.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Nonfood & Pharmacy Industry Voices Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 502171 at Huge ethnic marketing opportunity identified for retailers <div class="node-body blog-body">A recently released study from LoyaltyOne shows ethnic shoppers are not finding the products they want in their local stores, and these customers would buy more from stores that stock ethnic products than the typical shopper. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Marketing Multicultural Industry Voices Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:40:00 +0000 498651 at The hard discount threat <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside North America, hard discount has not been much of a factor. We believe that is likely to change soon. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Aldi Bottom Dollar Food Industry Voices Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 497201 at Why technology will never replace people <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s true that technology has replaced a number of jobs in the U.S. workforce. But how much can technology really replace the human element in a service/people driven business?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Industry Voices Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 496311 at Midterm elections will provide regulatory relief <div class="node-body blog-body">While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the impact of the mid-term elections on President Obama’s agenda, the Nov. 4 election results also had far-reaching impact on the food and beverage sector.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Laws & Regulations Industry Voices Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:03:00 +0000 495861 at How shopper trust varies by topic <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail Feedback Group's national study of supermarket shoppers, the 2014 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, asked shoppers to rate their primary supermarket’s performance on a number of “trust issues.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Food Safety Industry Voices Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:00 +0000 494731 at Local: It’s not just for produce anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">For the smart retailer, these products present a golden opportunity. The smart retailer will join forces with these independent inventors, and feature their food in our stores.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Center Store Industry Voices Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 490101 at