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A new era for category management

Category management is on the cusp of the biggest changes in its 25-year history thanks to the combination of innovative technologies that have given shoppers even more power.

A new formula for retail rents

As shopper behavior continues to evolve, shopping center owners are exploring new ways of calculating rents that are less dependent on sales.

Think running a retailer on land is hard? Then you haven’t spent time with Beth Neumann, CEO and President of Starboard Cruise Services, a Miami-based retailer with more than 750 stores located on a global fleet of 90 ships.

Retailers talk about differentiation and offering a distinct value proposition, but few bring it to life like Smart & Final.

The evolution of the retail industry has given rise to all sorts of new titles, including that of CISO, a key C-suite position essential to push back against the growing sophistication of global bad actors eager to exploit vulnerabilities of the rapidly expanding digital ecosystem.

It was big news in the cereal aisles earlier this year when Lucky Charms revealed a major innovation.

New items drive sales, but onboarding products quickly, easily and accurately is increasingly challenging. The newest startup to come out of the XRC Labs accelerator aims to fix that.

Priorities to create a high-performing trade association.

The executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association speaks to Retail Leader about PFBA’s mission, the new dynamics in the food industry and the definition of milk.  

A new financial reporting requirement takes effect soon that will have a huge impact on how retailers account for leases, make related financial decisions and communicate with investors. Here’s what retailers need to know to be ready for 2019.

The competitive dynamics of the retail industry have changed dramatically and so too have regulators’ approach to assessing antitrust risk.

There were times this past summer when it seemed liked things couldn’t get any better for the retail industry.