July/August 2016

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July/August 2016

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July/August 2016.

The holiday season will soon be here, and the national pastime of over-indulging will be on full display. Retailers will sell and Americans will eat large amounts of food containing salt, fat, sugar, cholesterol, gluten and a wide range of other hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

If differentiation is the secret sauce for successful retailers and brands, company culture is the behind-the-scenes bread and butter. It's also a factor in the long-term success of privately held companies, experts suggest. Rallying troops to keep up the fight against an onslaught of new com

Collaboration among retailers and suppliers around product innovation is evolving rapidly amid technology-driven changes in the modern retail environment. Digital platforms are enabling product manufacturers to bypass traditional retailers, who are under increasing pressure to improve the store exp

H-E-B is regarded as one of the nation's best retailers, but you wouldn't know it from hearing president and COO Craig Boyan talk about the company and its future prospects. H-E-B has performed quite well since Boyan joined the company in 2005, leaving a role as a consultant with the now defunct

Andronico's Community Markets is what CEO Suzy Monford calls "an 88-year-old teenager." The chain of five grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area was founded in 1929 when Greek immigrant Frank Andronico opened a store on Solano Avenue in Berkeley.

The proliferation of new and increasingly digital touchpoints on the path to purchase has transformed how retailers and brands inspire, engage and activate shoppers.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin
I am proud of the food retail industry's accomplishment in helping get this legislation approved on Capitol Hill.

After months of discussions, meetings, fly-ins, phone calls, grassroots letters and policy debates, lawmakers in the U.S.

Supermarkets have long celebrated a trusted relationship with their customers. According to FMI's 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, nine out of 10 shoppers say they trust their grocery store to sell safe food.

Very rarely does an opportunity present itself that is a true benefit for all involved.

The past decade has brought the kind of rapid change to the food wholesale and retail industry that can take your breath away.

When leaders at Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets decided to recall cartons of Central Market Classics Chocolate Ice Cream last April because it was cross-contaminated with strawberries, a potential allergen, their first move was to notify shoppers in their AdvantEdge loyalty card program

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