A collection of news, articles and other featured content about May / June 2014.

May / June 2014

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  • Telling your Story to Congress

    Members of Congress are inundated with information – written pieces, conference calls and "one-on-one" or "group-on-one" constituent meetings.
  • Riding the Social Media Roller Coaster

    A Dominick's supermarket vaporized by an invading spaceship? It happened on Steve Yamamoto's YouTube video, which first aired last Dec.
  • Explores Consumer, Landscape and Futuristic Insights that Impact Business

    FMI Connect is designed to directly address challenges in the retail food business, such as growing basket size, increasing customer trips, improving margins, expanding market share and developing leadership among staff.
  • Finding and Building the Path to Success

    We wish it was as easy when introducing a new product in the retail industry. Even the best of products, based on the traditional attribute of quality, generally stand only a 25 percent chance of succeeding.
  • WORKER TRAINING: Getting On Board

    Some 84 percent of retailers have some sort of formal "onboarding" program for new hires, according to an exclusive Retail Leader survey. It's an aspect of personnel management that gets attention, with 79 percent of respondents calling it "very important" or "extremely important." And it gets t
  • FMI-GMA On-Shelf Availability Taskforce

    Every retailer knows that if a product is not there, the consumer can't buy it, which makes reducing out-of-stocks and improving on-shelf availability a business imperative for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
  • Overwhelmed by Choice?

    The concept of SKU proliferation is nothing new. As consumers, we've watched as stores have gotten bigger and the number of choices in any given category has multiplied exponentially.
  • Carving Out Midwestern Value

    Conventional grocers face one more new threat with the arrival of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, which unveiled its first store in April and is led by the former CEO of Sunflower Farmers Markets. CEO Ch
  • Maximizing Speed to Market

    When My Grandma's of New England creates a new coffee cake, Bruce Mills knows some retailers will have it on shelves within weeks and others will drag the process out for months.
  • The Store Brand Solution

    Say the words "Oscar Mayer" and chances are that someone nearby will start humming the familiar, "My bologna has a first name...
  • The Phenomenon of Channel Surfing

    <br /> A Letter from the President and CEO<br /> Leslie G. Sarasin

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about May / June 2014.