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

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

  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.

 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. 

Digital shoppers start their searches on retail marketplace platforms.

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.

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.

Growth in the food industry may depend on companies moving beyond their comfort zones to update data collection and supply chain strategies, PepsiCo executive John Compton said during an address at FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference.

Marketers' behavior during economic swings influences the popularity of private labels, according to research published in the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing.

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.

Something to consider if you are targeting young adult shoppers: The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in their parents' home hit 19 percent in 2011, up from 14 percent in 2011, while 10 percent of women the same age resided with their parents in 2011, up from 8 percent in 2005, accordin

Research indicates consumers respond to nutrition rating systems, such as those offered by Guiding Stars, by increasing their purchases of products that bear more stars or positive ratings on their packages, according to an article in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Often times, downsizing does not lead to better financial performance and actually has the opposite effect because of its impact on morale, according to research discussed on the Harvard Business Review blog network.

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.

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.

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