A collection of news, articles and other featured content about January 2013.

January 2013

  • What Sets You Apart?

    We're all aware of it. We notice it as a customer and as an employee, when it's good and especially when it's bad.
  • Get Smart About Inventory Management

    Before 2009, department managers at Publix Super Markets would make stocking decisions based on their own knowledge of how things were selling and what promotions were planned.
  • Doing More with Robotics

    The personal attention Anthony Mongiello's employees devote to hand-stretching fresh mozzarella provides what he calls the Formaggio difference.
  • Moving Up the Down Escalator

    Few retailers have received more press recently than Supervalu, which is reviewing its strategic options after struggling for profit and sales growth for several years.
  • Devising a Simple Strategy for Retail Success

    Each day our world becomes more complex. We're being bombarded with information and choice while leading busier lives. A typical supermarket in the U.K.
  • The Price of Loyalty

    A loyal customer is a prize every grocery retailer covets.
  • New Products: Renewing a Focus on Innovation

    New product development is expected to pick up in 2013, as executives' confidence in the economy improves. An exclusive Retail Leader survey indicates about two-thirds of executives surveyed expect their companies to focus more on new products this year than they did in 2012.
  • Aligning Sales and Marketing

    In 2012, Katrina Markoff set her sights on doubling sales of her premium chocolate company within three years by launching a lower-priced brand to be sold by other retailers.
  • To Stay Current, Talk to Your People and Customers

    We've witnessed a major transformation of retail industry strategies during the past several years.

    We've devoted our cover feature to honor four executives–from three banners–who we feel exemplify the best of the best, retail's top CEOs. At Kroger, David Dillon has leveraged a focus on customer-centered innovation to industry-leading growth.
  • What's in a Label?

    What's "green" or "natural" to a food company isn't always green or natural to consumers. In an effort to lure health- and environmentally conscious consumers who want to know what's in the products they purchase, a growing number of food and CPG manufacturers are adding nutritional and green

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about January 2013.