May/June 2016

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May/June 2016

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

Stocking the store must automate, while customer outreach needs the personal touch—enhanced by data. Those were the takeaways from the two winning presentations out of the six heard at the Capstone conference of the Food Industry Management Program on April 6 at the University of Southern Cal

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.

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

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.

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

Powerful new product launches deliver.They build momentum. They bolster brands. They grow share. They establish new categories. And they become part of consumers' daily lives.

It's been five-plus years since omnichannel retailing became a defining strategy. It got off to a slow start, but ultimately won numerous converts.

Top-notch foodservice options are one of the ways Bristol Farms distinguishes itself. Bristol Farms prides itself on moving quickly—but just quickly enough. It finds and develops new products with aplomb, but only as lo

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.

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

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