November/December 2016

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November/December 2016

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November/December 2016.

The cover of this issue features six impressive individuals whose efforts and those of the organizations they lead are needed now more than ever. The transition of power in the nation's capital, especially following a presidential election, is always a time of uncertainty, but never more so than fo

Achieving success in the retail business has long been a straightforward proposition that involved driving top-line growth through new stores and improving selling space productivity as a means to leverage expenses over a larger base of sales to improve profits.

When Albertsons acquired Safeway in early 2015, most of the corporate functions of the new entity fell to executives at the headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

The business mission was all too common: turn an outdated infrastructure system into a robust, agile engine capable of improving decision making and driving revenue higher across channels. The results, however, have been anything but common, especially for retailers today struggling to stay ahead

Serving as ICSC President and CEO affords Tom McGee a unique perspective on the retail industry. He leads a global organization with 70,000 members in more than 100 countries who develop, lease and operate shopping centers from the largest mega-malls to neighborhood centers.

When Hershey wanted to improve the impact of its in-store product displays—a vital touchpoint for a product that's often an impulse buy—it faced two fundamental problems. One was that, in the words of a Hershey executive at the recent Path to Purchase Expo in Chicago, "candy is proba

The ability to better understand shopper behavior and drive sales is fueling digital promotion growth, while cost concerns and skepticism linger. The reasons for going digital abound: You can now trace shoppers' movements from their home computers or smartphones to the digital offers they redeem in

Retailers and suppliers working together to conceive of and execute even the most elaborate integrated marketing and merchandising programs is a piece of cake compared to many of the sustainability related challenges trading partners are attempting to solve.

The Food Industry Management program at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business is a leadership development program for aspiring food and consumer goods executives. Program director Cynthia McCloud spoke with Retail Leader about the unique program.

CPG retailers and manufacturers have to get creative in looking for new ways to drive excitement and engagement.

Rudy Dory, president of Newport Avenue Market, speaks with his representative, Greg Walden (R-Ore.), at the FMI's annual Day in Washington on Capitol Hill. With the 2016 election results and commercia

The holiday season usually sets food retailers' hearts fluttering like a child's on Christmas Eve. These months often mean the difference between a good year and a great one.

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