A collection of news, articles and other featured content about September / October 2014.

September / October 2014

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  • Making Sure the Price is Right

    Market Basket, a family-owned chain of grocery stores in Louisiana and Texas, is known in the communities it serves as a high-service grocery store.
  • California's Secretary of Agriculture Addresses the Grocery Industry

    <br /> A Letter from the Vice President, State Government Relations, FMI<br /> Pat Davis
  • The Inside Scoop

    When you hear the words "men" and "shopping" in the same sentence, it's not unlikely that the image that immediately comes to mind is one of a bored man trailing his wife through the grocery store, or perhaps looking supremely uncomfortable and doing his best to not make eye contact with anyone wh
  • Building and Improving our Produce Food Safety System

    Produce sales account for more than 30 percent of the supermarket dollar coming from all fresh departments (Nielsen Perishables Group Fresh Facts, 2013). This makes it more important than ever for retailers to ensure the safety of the produce they sell to their customers.
  • Private brands: Five Steps to Keep Fickle Mobile Shoppers Loyal

    While retail sales figures are looking grim, mobile shopping just keeps gaining. During the past holiday season, mobile commerce was up 63 percent in the US, according to Business Insider. That's hardly a silver lining for today's retailers.
  • U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2014

    FMI has long supported U.S. food retailers through annual surveys of shopper behaviors and attitudes. In partnership with the Hartman Group, this year's U.S.
  • Prepared food: More Retailers Prepare Food In-House

    Increasingly, food retailers want to be seen as a place to eat food, or at least buy it ready-to-eat, along with groceries for the home. All of the grocery stores, and 78 percent of the convenience stores, contacted in Retail Leader's exclusive survey offer some sort of food prepared on-site for
  • To Gain Trust, Put Facts Up Front

    Facts Up Front helps educate shoppers on making informed choices at the shelf.
  • The Changing Role of Management

    IGA Chairman Tom Haggai and I were comparing notes recently about how the retail industry has changed during the years.
  • Squaring the Circle with ROUNDY'S

    What is Roundy's Supermarkets Inc.? A one-company example of market bifurcation. A little piece of heaven for Chicago-area grocery shoppers. A breakup w
  • Keep Them Hanging on

    It's no secret that employee turnover is a chronic problem for CPG retailers. According to the July 2013 Payscale report, "Companies with the Most &amp; Least Loyal Employees," retail companies are among those with the highest turnover rate.
  • A Quiet Revolution

    Last week, I had the honor of attending FMI's Health and Wellness Stakeholders Summit, in Herndon, Va., to moderate a panel discussion on consumer-driven health care.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about September / October 2014.