A collection of news, articles and other featured content about January / February 2015.

January / February 2015

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  • Who Gets a Say on Pay?

    Food retail executives are being held accountable for million-dollar pay packages. Shareholders and lawmakers have ushered in compensation tied to performance. Two components of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act affect c-suite compensation.
  • Football's Lessons for Retailing

    At the time you read this editorial, your company will be in the early stages of implementing your 2015 budget and business plan.
  • PAYMENT SYSTEMS: Digital Wallets Slow to Open

    Before they commit to mobile payment systems, most retailers are waiting to see which ones emerge as marketplace winners. Only 6.1 percent of the companies responding to an exclusive Retail Leader survey accept mobile payment systems, or "digital wallets," but many of the others are t
  • Marketing by Informing

    When a customer gets about halfway through the Trader Joe's grocery in Oak Park, Ill., she probably makes a pit stop at the sample station, where a friendly staffer has prepared a simple recipe and is answering shopper questions. Is this marketing?
  • Brave New World

    Welcome to 2015! As is always the case at this time of year, the trends experts and prognosticators are out in full force, offering predictions for the coming year. While experts may not see eye-to-eye on every detail, a common thread appears throughout the chatter.
  • CEOs of the Year

    Hy-Vee's Edeker: Outstanding Outreach As only the fourth chairman/CEO in Hy-Vee's history, Randy Edeker is maintaining and improving the chain's customer outreach programs. CEO OF THE YEAR<br /> Randy Edeker<br /> Hy-Vee<br />
  • The Power of the Preposition in Cultivating Customer Loyalty

    <br /> A Letter from the President and CEO<br /> Leslie G. Sarasin
  • The Times, they are A-Changing

    If Prince Hamlet were to stroll the aisles of his local grocery store, he very well might have a new thought to ponder: To change or not to change, that is the question. But actually, in today's retail environment, it's not really a question.
  • Meeting Critical Food Safety Deadlines

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was designed to improve and modernize the country's food safety system and provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the necessary tools and authority to protect our food supply.
  • Looking Within for Strategy and Growth

    As the Hispanic population in this country continues its steady growth, many retailers have opened shelf space to products catering to this demographic.
  • Grocery Shopping: There's An App For That

    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.
  • Should we stay, or should we go?

    About three months after it experienced a data breach that compromised 40 million credit/debit card accounts and 70 million customer records, Target announced it would bring in an outsider as CEO for the first time in history.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about January / February 2015.