January/February 2018

  • An appetite for change

    Food Marketing Institute President and CEO Leslie Sarasin has some choice words for the industry as the trade group's annual Midwinter Executive Conference gets underway in Miami.
  • Turning Disruption Into Opportunity

    IRI CEO Andrew Appel spoke with Retail Leader about today’s most pressing issues, food retailing innovations and his formula for leading in uncertain times. 
  • Blockchain for the supply chain

    ​​​​​​​The holiday season may be over, but retailers can’t let down their guards yet.
  • Whole Foods Secret Weapon

    Whole Foods Market armed itself with new analytical capabilities by migrating to the cloud at the most opportune time — five months prior to being acquired by Amazon.
  • Okay Google, Who is CINDE?

    ​​​​​​​While Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant vie for dominance in the home, the retail world has its own version of a virtual assistant and her name is CINDE.
  • Rise of the Ankle-Biters

    Move faster or be eaten alive by a new breed of competitor swarming at your feet.
  • The Future of Meat

    Plant-based meat alternatives are on the rise. Improved products have attracted new consumers and the resulting growth has major investors, CPGs and retailers paying close attention.
  • Women in Tech

    Becoming a female executive in the retail technology world requires perseverance and serious skills. Having four brothers and spending time in the military doesn’t hurt either.
  • Radical Thinking Required

    Quotient CEO Mir Aamir wants retailers and CPGs to think bigger and move faster to drive sales in a multi-dimensional competitive environment
  • Imagining Retail's Future

    One on one with Daniel Alegre, President of Retail and Shopping at Google.
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