May/June 2016

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May/June 2016

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about May/June 2016.

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-

Many of Dollar General's newest growth investments aren't costing the company a dime.

In today's consumer-centric economy, it comes as no surprise that nearly every business process has been disrupted by big data and customer insights. Retailers are getting their hands on larger portions of customer data than ever before.

On June 10, 2015, natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market introduced the official name for the newest member of its family.

Everything is changing! It's more difficult to grow your business today than ever before. A recent analysis by the sales and marketing company Acosta revealed that promotion lifts are in a steady downward slide.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

The majority of supermarket customers walking the aisles of the average grocery store are performing this activity in some level of collaboration with another member of their household.

Beyond the political rhetoric of the presidential election, 2016 has been a very active year in Washington, D.C., so far. A presidential election year leads to a condensed legislative calendar in Congress, but our policy agenda and priorities do not take a day off when Congress is out of session.

Recently FMI, in partnership with global consulting firm Oliver Wyman, jointly released a compilation journal of strategic insights to help senior executives successfully guide their companies in this ever-changing food retail environment. Boardroom is comprised of original perspecti

When Randy Edeker replaced Ric Jurgens as chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee in 2012, Edeker had already worked at the grocery retailer for 30 years and had held positions at every level of the company.

Shoppers no longer stock their pantry with one weekly trip to the local supermarket.

CPG retailers and their supplier partners have long used predictive analytics for tactical applications such as optimizing promotions and pricing, but there may be opportunities to use the modeling of data more strategically. Experts say retailers could make more use of the vast amount of consumer

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