July / August 2014

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July / August 2014

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

The retail industry has embraced the only publication dedicated to its executive management.

A large portion of my time as editor of Retail Leader is spent sifting through and reading the mountain of information that's made available to me every day.

Every business would like to have an accurate crystal ball. But since they don't exist, predictive analytics is the next best thing. Predictive analytics is the systematic study of historical results, of sales or other aspects of a business, to determine patterns and predict future performance.

GMA will host its inaugural Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo., this Aug. 22-24.

Retailers and manufacturers share the same goal: increase sales and improve margins.

A Letter from the Vice President, Consumer/Community Affairs and Communication
David Fikes

Retailers face a number of food safety challenges: supply chains are becoming more and more complex; regulatory requirements are increasing; consumer preferences are changing; prepared foods offered at retail are expanding; and our workforce is changing.

In food retail, everything starts with the shopper. We operate in a consumer-driven industry with an inextricably linked value chain – consumers are more in control and they expect an engaging and enjoyable in-store/shopping experience.

FMI Connect award programs recognize store-level managerial, culinary and wellness employees and programs that contribute to improving the company and the communities they serve. Store Manager Awards: Now in its fifteenth year, FMI's Store Manager Award program represents our desire to e

On June 10th, we had just concluded day one of FMI Connect and a speech by Hillary Clinton coinciding with the release of her book, "Hard Choices," when my phone buzzed with a full screen of missed calls, voicemails and texts.

How do you convert cash registers to cash flow? Simply put, that's the question at the core of working capital management in CPG retailing. It's a business that usually deals in cash receipts at the point of purchase, with a relatively large and ever-shifting inventory on the front end.

Ask Paul Scorza, CIO of Ahold USA, about his job, and some of what he says is typical for a technology executive.

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