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?
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 Letter from the President and CEO
"What this new sharing of responsibility means is that no single member of the household can completely account for the total household's spend-per-trip or even the number of trips-per-week."
Collaboration is nothing new in the world of grocery retailing. But as the industry has evolved–and continues to do so on an almost daily basis–the scope and importance of collaboration has significantly changed.
The amount of research, interviews and surveying that go into preparing this issue is mind-boggling. It's our editorial team's job to sift through it all once gathered, and carefully select the nuggets of information that will serve our audience best.
A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July 2014.