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Inventing the future of retail health care 

What do CVS, Target, H-E-B, Jet.com and Walgreens have in common? They are among a group of two dozen retailers who understand the nation's healthcare system is on an unsustainable trajectory and retail has a larger role to play in delivering products, services and superior outcomes.

The Unsung Grocery Heroes

The entrepreneurial spirit of the food retail industry is embodied in the role of the store manager. Arguably, no other industry position is so in tune with the community, so motivated by the personality and determination of an individual or so resilient in the face of competition.

A friend observed recently that he feels like his 45 rpm life is being played on the 78 rpm setting. Now, I know that only those of you as old as I am will get his reference, but his observation put into words what many if not most of us feel.

Food retail executives are aware that on January 4, 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. And most are very aware that over the past 13 months, the U.S.

Today, there seems to be an app for nearly everything you could ever want. Designed to make life easier, there are even apps for things you didn't know you needed like daily horoscopes. According to Nielsen, the average consumer uses about 27 apps per month.

Imagine visiting a food retail corporate headquarters and asking the chief merchant officer who heads up millennial insights rather than the customary question of who is in charge of a particular grocery category.

Amazon's announcement of a new pilot program that offers customers a boundary-less experience for shopping and checkout is justly being positioned as a game-changer for the food retail industry and greater retail supply chain.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

Animal welfare issues are hot items these days, and it is important to know the source of that heat. FMI's U.S.

Retailers face a number of food safety challenges: supply chains are becoming more and more complex; regulatory requirements are increasing; consumer preferences are changing; prepared foods offered at retail are expanding; and our workforce is changing.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

The following is testimony from Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin during a Feb.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

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