A collection of news, articles and other featured content about October 2011.

October 2011

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  • Delivering in China

    China's consumers appear ripe for American food products and retail chains, and the U.S.
  • The shopper marketing Revolution

    As shopper marketing techniques have come into their own during the past decade, food retailers increasingly are becoming enhanced marketing channels. "Eighty percent of a brand's volume is controlled by a very few retailers."
  • Innovation for Growth

    One key to driving success in any kind of economy is innovation. Sure, your company may have innovation as part of its overall strategy.
  • Executive Rewards

    So much for the sacred salary increase.
  • Honoring our industry's leaders

    Last month, the Grocery Manufacturers Association had the pleasure of announcing the establishment of the GMA Industry Collaboration Leadership Award.
  • Counting on Collaboration

    From left: Clorox Co.
  • The Deal Is On

    Grocers and packaged goods manufacturers have barely dipped their toes into the fast-growing world of Groupon-style marketing – and for good reason, say some experts. The razor-thin profit margins mean that offering discounts of 50 percent and then sharing the remaining revenue with a daily d
  • Do Moms Still Matter ?

    The American family has been perhaps the single most important institution in our society.
  • Cashing IN

    ConAgra's hostile offer for Ralcorp Holdings this year could be a sign of deals to come. After a slow period during the recession, mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs are on the rebound in the food industry.
  • Food Prices: Up, up and away

    Two-thirds of executives surveyed believe commodity prices will be the primary driver of food price inflation in 2012, according to new research conducted exclusively for Retail Leader. Overall, more than half expect to see price increases of more than 3 percent at their stores in the coming year.
  • Pulse Report: Channel blurring

    In a fiercely competitive environment, retailers can win market share by better addressing shoppers' and consumers' evolving needs.
  • From the C-Suite: Pushing for change

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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about October 2011.