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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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital shoppers start their searches on retail marketplace platforms.

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.

Fewer than 80 percent of Americans polled in October said they had adequate funds to afford food during the past 12 months, the smallest percentage since November 2008, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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

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.

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.

Vacancy rates for Washington, D.C.-area grocery-anchored shopping centers are expected to decline in 2012, Delta Associates wrote in The Washington Post.

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