A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July 2014.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July 2014.

July 2014

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  • The Customer is (still) Always Right

    Welcome to Retail Leader's third edition of its Trends and Research issue.
  • From Recession to... Who Knows?

    As the economy stumbles out of recession, CPG retailers are trying to make sense of new opportunities–and pitfalls. • Which consumer behaviors are likely to persist beyond the recession? How are retailers betting on the future with market moves?
  • Growing through Acquisitions

    Established retailers and CPG manufacturers are ramping up their acquisitions and opening up new formats as their confidence in the economy improves. Companies are hoarding less cash and re-examining their allocation of capital, experts say.
  • 3 Trends Driving Future Collaboration

    Collaboration is nothing new in the world of grocery retailing.
  • The Long and Short of Compensation

    Calls for a higher minimum wage for front-line retail workers are becoming commonplace, while executive compensation and tenure is receiving closer scrutiny.
  • New Trends Challenge Comfortable Concepts

    <br /> A Letter from the President and CEO<br /> Leslie G. Sarasin
  • The Road Ahead

    The late Steve Jobs once said, "You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new." He may have been on to something. Take a look at the number of new products that roll out in a given year.
  • Consumer Confidence on the Rise

    Food safety is the No. 1 priority of food retailers. Proactive prevention and vigilant food safety management is key to selling safe and wholesome food.
  • Global Challenges: The More Things Change...

    Foreign markets represent a tempting growth option to challenges at home.
  • Trending Toward Health and Wellness

    In the annual Shopping for Health survey, FMI and Prevention magazine explore changes in shoppers' behavior, preferences, and concerns related to food purchasing and preparation.
  • Times & Trends: Aging America - Unlocking Growth in Mature Markets

    Unprecedented size, growth and buying power make the mature market critically important for CPG companies, according to IRI's Times &amp; Trends report Boomers &amp; Seniors: Carving Out Growth in Mature Markets. The boomer/senior market accounts for more than 50 percent of CPG spending, or about
  • No Time to Waste: Industry Group Calls for Action

    One of the most noticeable, yet difficult to measure, industry trends of the past year has been the tendency to turn to collaboration and tackle industry-wide issues. The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) is a shining example of such partnerships.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July 2014.