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March / April 2015

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about March / April 2015.

Spring is about to commence in Chicago, I think, maybe, hopefully, and it's the time of year that everything renews itself.

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.

When a customer walks into one of the 154 Kroger-flagged stores that house The Little Clinic, she can have her sore throat examined steps away from the cooler full of ice cream that may soothe that throat. "The convenience offered by The Little Clinic, including being open seven days a week and

What's in it for employees to work together? At Whole Foods Market, their jobs depend on it. New job candidates at Whole Foods understand from the start how important teamwork is to their own performance.


A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

The international aisles in the grocery store are expanding as food retailers in the United States seek to accommodate the broader set of cultural values and flavor palates of an increasingly diverse American population.

Culinary trends point increasingly to tangible experiences for consumers. These trends move quickly, as farm to table and molecular gastronomy may be haute cuisine one day and ruled out by something more regal in six months.

By working with government agencies on issues facing the food retail industry, we're able to demonstrate how government rules and regulations play out in the food retail environment and can work together to find big solutions to cross-cutting issues.

Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because home cooks are not sure of the quality or safety of items. Household food waste represents about 44 percent of all food waste generated in the U.S., and it's estimated that 20 pounds of food is wasted per person per month.

The last two U.S. Congresses have the dubious honor of being the least productive in modern history. With gridlock at the federal level showing no signs of abating, advocates of all stripes are now looking to the states, and even cities, to get their policies implemented.

For the third year in a row, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) examined more than 400 CPG companies with annual U.S. retail sales of more than $100 million and ranked them based on their growth performance.

Even as more consumer packaged goods decisions revolve around Big Data, retailers and their suppliers are still in their own little worlds. "A CPG company tends to look in the rearview mirror," says Sandeep Dadlani, Atlanta-based executive vice president for India's Infosys Ltd.

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