Retail & Financial http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6694/more en Midwinter concludes with spotlight on new consumers http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/midwinter-concludes-spotlight-new-consumers <div class="node-body article-body">From curation to beacons, retailers need to explore new ways of connecting with radically changing shopper bases, according to speakers during the final sessions at FMI's 2015 Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/midwinter-concludes-spotlight-new-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/midwinter-concludes-spotlight-new-consumers#comments Latest News Retail & Financial FMI Food Marketing Institute Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:04:00 +0000 505221 at http://supermarketnews.com Innovative retailers eyed as future winners http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/innovative-retailers-eyed-future-winners <div class="node-body article-body">Sweeping changes in technology and competitive sets haven't changed one rule of retail: Those companies that innovate and make shopping fun will have a big edge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/innovative-retailers-eyed-future-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/innovative-retailers-eyed-future-winners#comments Latest News Retail & Financial FMI Food Marketing Institute Sprouts Farmers Market 2015 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:12:00 +0000 505211 at http://supermarketnews.com FTC OKs Albertsons-Safeway merger http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-oks-albertsons-safeway-merger <div class="node-body article-body">The FTC officially approved the merger of Albertsons and Safeway on Tuesday. The companies planned to proceed with the merger in the next five business days. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-oks-albertsons-safeway-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-oks-albertsons-safeway-merger#comments Retail & Financial Safeway Safeway-Albertsons Merger Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:00 +0000 505201 at http://supermarketnews.com Edeker: Industry partners must 'stay on the same page' http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/edeker-industry-partners-must-stay-same-page <div class="node-body video-body">"You have to stay on the same page constantly," says Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker about retailer-supplier collaboration in today's quickly changing business environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/edeker-industry-partners-must-stay-same-page" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/edeker-industry-partners-must-stay-same-page#comments Retail & Financial FMI Food Marketing Institute Hy-Vee Food Stores Randy Edeker Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:35:00 +0000 505191 at http://supermarketnews.com Stew Leonard’s employees walk to work post-blizzard http://supermarketnews.com/transportation-logistics/stew-leonard-s-employees-walk-work-post-blizzard <div class="node-body article-body">Stew Leonard’s stores opened early the morning after the height of Winter Storm Juno, thanks, in part, to some employees who walked to work. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/transportation-logistics/stew-leonard-s-employees-walk-work-post-blizzard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/transportation-logistics/stew-leonard-s-employees-walk-work-post-blizzard#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Transportation & Logistics Stew Leonard's Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:51:00 +0000 505151 at http://supermarketnews.com Affiliated offers training in meat, produce techniques http://supermarketnews.com/meat/affiliated-offers-training-meat-produce-techniques <div class="node-body article-body">To develop meat cutters and produce merchandisers with the skill to help independents differentiate themselves, Affiliated Foods has developed a new series of training programs to enable employees at member companies to gain the know-how they need.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/meat/affiliated-offers-training-meat-produce-techniques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/meat/affiliated-offers-training-meat-produce-techniques#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Meat Produce Affiliated Foods Registration Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:11:00 +0000 505131 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>Jeff Anderson, an Affiliated Foods&#39; meat merchandisers (second from left with tan hat), teaches students how to cut a pork loin.</p> 'Retail Prophet' eyes new mission for stores http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retail-prophet-eyes-new-mission-stores <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers have to stop viewing their role as distributing products and instead focus on distributing experiences, according to Doug Stephens, a business author known as "The Retail Prophet."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retail-prophet-eyes-new-mission-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retail-prophet-eyes-new-mission-stores#comments Latest News Retail & Financial FMI Food Marketing Institute Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:04:00 +0000 505121 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>&quot;The Retail Prophet&quot; Doug Stephens says &quot;you need to take chances to get a reward.&quot;</p> Retailers unveil strategies to attract Millennials http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-unveil-strategies-attract-millennials <div class="node-body article-body">Generation Y is drawn to retailers who are authentic, help them learn about food, and care about local communities, said Justin Dye, EVP and COO, East Region, New Albertsons at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-unveil-strategies-attract-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-unveil-strategies-attract-millennials#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Marketing Albertsons FMI Food Marketing Institute Unified Grocers Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:28:00 +0000 505101 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>Justin Dye of New Albertsons and Sue Klug of Unified Grocers discuss marketing to Millennials.</p> FMI spotlights plans for Chicago event http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fmi-spotlights-plans-chicago-event <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers attending FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami Beach got the scoop on FMI's new plans for its annual event in Chicago set for June 8 to 11.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fmi-spotlights-plans-chicago-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/fmi-spotlights-plans-chicago-event#comments Latest News Retail & Financial FMI Food Marketing Institute Hy-Vee Food Stores 2015 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:19:00 +0000 505091 at http://supermarketnews.com <p>Randy Edeker says Hy-Vee is bringing 144 people to FMI Connect in June.</p> Retailers, shoppers brace for Northeast snowstorm http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-shoppers-brace-northeast-snowstorm <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supermarkets &mdash; and their shoppers &mdash; were preparing for heavy snow storms expected to dump more than a foot of snow over the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. </p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-shoppers-brace-northeast-snowstorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/retailers-shoppers-brace-northeast-snowstorm#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:41:00 +0000 505011 at http://supermarketnews.com