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Innovation Obsession

How retailers and suppliers think about innovation today has changed dramatically because their survival is at stake.

There is a change occurring in how organizations and their leaders refine their diversity strategies–a change that begins with the very way in which "diversity" efforts are defined. "At the end of the day, diversity is about difference. There's no big, fancy definition.

One of the best lectures I attended at the recent National Retail Federation show in New York didn’t mention retailing at all. It was by Laurence Gonzales, an author whom I have admired for decades for such works as “One Zero Charlie,” his memoir about learning to fly, and “Deep Survival,” a lo

Welcome to Retail Leader's first special issue of the year, our 2012 Annual Report. The issue was born out of the desire to offer our readers a look at the most critical challenges that affected the industry last year.

The piece, "The reason your team won't take risks," is an exploration of the precarious balance between innovation and security that senior executives must maintain in order to grow their companies.

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.

All politics are local–so the cliché goes. I'm not sure that applies literally any more, given the international concerns that have pushed to the forefront in this season's presidential race.

We're all aware of it. We notice it as a customer and as an employee, when it's good and especially when it's bad.

Welcome to 2015! As is always the case at this time of year, the trends experts and prognosticators are out in full force, offering predictions for the coming year. While experts may not see eye-to-eye on every detail, a common thread appears throughout the chatter.

Innovation is one of those words I often hear bandied about by companies eager to stay ahead of the curve. But, as with many buzz words, few organizations have truly embraced the concept.

Amazon is the wave of the future in grocery—so the story goes. The internet delivery giant is regularly the subject of breathless journalism, usually on the internet, about how its market share in grocery is "exploding" and it's about to "kill your local grocer." Its year-

The phrase "high-tech" entered the national lexicon in the 1960s as the computer and electronics industries took off. Before long, it became a synonym for anything modern and over time various sectors of the economy adopted the "tech" suffix to signify their advanced state of digital affairs.

Welcome to Retail Leader's third edition of its Trends and Research issue.

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