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It is a wonderful time to be a retail executive judging from a compensation analysis by executive search firm Korn Ferry. A recent analysis by the consulting firm shows that the retail industry’s financial performance is improving. Korn Ferry conducted an analysis of 65 North American retaile

The retail industry added only 7,000 jobs in July despite a fundamentally strong economy.

Successful CEOs make fast decisions, manage relationships well, have a reputation for reliability and adapt quickly, according to a new study.

  A new report from Bain & Company and LinkedIn reveals the reasons why women have a more difficult path to advancement in the workplace.

Global Market Development Center has a new slate of directors for 2017.

Operating profits at supermarkets will grow at a rate of about 8% this year, according to a new report from Moody's.

 Annual survey ranks "Best Place to Work."

With annual per-capital milk consumption declining to 20.8 gallons in 2008 from 24.3 gallons in 1994, soymilk and other plant-based milk alternatives have gained ground, according to new research from Packaged Facts.

The candy market is anticipated to post continued positive growth through 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc.’s report, Candy: A Global Outlook.

Long check-out lines, out-of-stock items and difficulty finding desired items cause two out of three consumers to avoid certain retail stores, according to a survey commissioned by Galleria Retail Technology Solutions.

Stagnito Business Information + Edgell Communications, parent of Retail Leader, is conducting a groundbreaking study on collaboration in category management, in partnership with the Center for Sales Leadership at DePaul University. 

Under pressure from higher commodity costs, food manufacturers and retailers are weighing whether to hike prices to preserve margins or hold the line with hopes of maintaining strong volume.

Digital shoppers start their searches on retail marketplace platforms.

By offering in-store coupons to encourage shoppers to travel to a department of the store that doesn't appear on their shopping lists, retailers can help increase basket size.

Gas prices nationwide could hit $4 a gallon by May due to higher demand, USA Today said.

The number of convenience stores in the United States totaled 148,000 as of Dec. 31, up 1 percent from the prior year, according to data from Nielsen and the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing.

Grocery stores, dollar stores and drug stores are fulfilling more of the needs of convenience store shoppers, with these other stores representing 9.3 percent of c-store traffic in the quarter ended December 2011, up 2 percent from the year-ago period, NPD Group reported.

Analysts polled by Reuters were predicting prices of corn, soybeans and wheat would fall as much as 15 percent this year from 2011 prices as supplies grow.

Retail is in the detail and that means a product assortment selected by humans, not computers, said Dieter Brandes, a former managing director of ALDI, and Nils Brandes, who both founded the Institute for Simplicity, writing on the Harvard Business Review blog network.

Promotional pricing results in about $6.2 million more revenue per year for the average supermarket than an everyday low price strategy, according to a study by professors at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Supervalu’s nutrition iQ food labeling system might ultimately fail to help consumers eat healthier because it doesn't call out unhealthy food, Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told Bloomberg.

Retail food prices rose 0.2 percent in October after climbing 0.6 percent each month for three consecutive months, the Food Institute reported.

While the American Farm Bureau Federation pegs the cost of a turkey dinner for 10 with all the trimmings at $49.20, up $5.73 from a year ago, some consumers report plans to spend far more.

Americans spend about 67 minutes each day eating and drinking as a primary activity, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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