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Supermarkets forced to reinvent traditional model Commented on: 4 days ago (December 16, 2014)


Your call to make 2015 the year for reimagining the supermarket is very compelling.

Challenge is that the supermarkets seem to keep coming, but the good news is that there are...

Improved security solutions coming down the pipeline Commented on: 1 week ago (December 12, 2014)

Trust is one of the key components of a retailer’s brand. As you point out, it’s been difficult and costly to manage when it comes to the security of payment data. Great to hear that it will get...

Health & wellness categories will experience unprecedented growth in 2015 Commented on: 1 week ago (December 10, 2014)


You provide some great ways for retailers to convert this growing potential into sales. The consumer need is expanding rapidly, as you point out, and so is the competition. Your...

A truly shopper-centric 2015: Retailers create personalized food portals Commented on: 1 week ago (December 10, 2014)


Naturebox is a good example of a personalized food portal that’s here today, if not yet broadly recognized. As you point out, they pick up on a lot of the key attributes.


An omnichannel 2015: Groceries to the customer’s door becomes a reality Commented on: 1 week ago (December 8, 2014)


Thanks for leading off with your prediction on groceries to the customer door becoming a reality in 2015. Think you’re spot on, particularly because the things you’ve mentioned have...

Farmers’ markets: Closed but not forgotten Commented on: 1 week ago (December 8, 2014)

While it seems a little strange to still be talking about farmer’s markets in December, at least for us living in the Midwest, both Brian and Anne-Marie’s comments made me think of another...

Avoid getting left in the digital dust Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 18, 2014)

Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I very much appreciate each of you elaborating, with your expertise, on two different points.

Brian – your callout that retailers need to not only...

Tough love on loyalty from Dunnhumby founder Commented on: 6 weeks ago (November 5, 2014)

Thanks for all the comments. This dialogue is very healthy; on the one side is the point that loyalty programs either don’t seem to have much impact and on the other is the position that programs...

Where's the innovation in packaged goods merchandising? Commented on: 6 weeks ago (November 3, 2014)

You’re both right. Robert Presta called and explained that this store is a new build co-located with the company’s new warehouse. Thanks for helping us get this right.

Aldi offers the thrill of discovery Commented on: 8 weeks ago (October 21, 2014)

Sean and Mike thanks for building so eloquently on the point about what successful retailers are doing to differentiate their core offer. No doubt there’s always some pop and the notion of...

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