July / August 2015

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July / August 2015

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July / August 2015.

Everyone involved in the digital retail supply and information chains,including retailers, brands, payment platforms and social media providers, needs to sort out the implications of multichannel sales for many different varieties of shoppers and shopping occasions. Broadly speaking, that w

"The supply chain has become a cybersecurity minefield..." With that quote, Stephen Boyer, CTO and co-founder of Cambridge, Mass.-based security ratings company BitSight Technologies, described the dangerous landscape retailers must navigate in today's increasingly technology-driven marketplace

The phrase "decision fatigue" recently entered the psychological lexicon.

Consumers' desire for quick and easy mealtime solutionshas value-added meat taking center plate. During the past five years, dollar and volume sales of value-added meat have outpaced the overall meat sector by a fairly sizable margin.

The American melting pot consists of many ingredients. It's what gives our nation depth, character and diversity. With so many different kinds of people, how do retailers and CPG manufacturers reach multicultural audiences? Population growth and economic forces tell a powerful story.

It is said that behind every successful small business, there is a family. West Sacramento-based Raley's Supermarkets is a particularly strong example of this notion.

Most dollar stores have the word "dollar" in their names. But that doesn't mean they're all alike–or predictable. Some are based in rural and urban markets; others, in the suburbs.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

As a way to improve margins while catering to consumers' quest for value, retailers have made significant investments into private brand programs over the past decade, according to FMI's The Food Retailing Industry Speaks annual analysis.

Grocery stores have long been referred to in the possessive.

Many, if not most, CPG retailers have a wealth of consumer data available to them, and many of them are making various uses of this so-called Big Data. More than three-quarters of CPG retailers responding to an exclusive Retail Leader survey use and analyze store-level and shopper-level data.

Gergen, senior political correspondent for CNN and former presidential advisor, covered a variety of topics including the state of America, the 2016 presidential election, leadership and trust, and the new generation of emerging political and business leaders. He expressed concern about the world's

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