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Grocers missing a $2.2B opportunity

Grocers missing a $2.2B opportunity

Food retailers aren't doing enough to win over multicultural shoppers who inreasingly expect a wide range of fresh food products…

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Consumers will break retail hearts this Valentine's Day

Consumers will break retail hearts this Valentine's Day

After a decade-long increase, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to see a market correction this year.…

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FMI/Nielsen identify $100 billion opportunity

FMI/Nielsen identify $100 billion opportunity

Findings of a landmark research project undertaken by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen project that the online grocery market…

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Alibaba's Ma meets Trump, talks retail

Alibaba's Ma meets Trump, talks retail  Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma met with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Monday to discuss the Chinese retailer's expansion plans, which…
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First Data says holidays happy

 First Data says holidays happy Despite a spate of recent negative news about store closings and weak sales among department stores, the holidays were quite…
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image USDA lifted its 2011 price projections for beef and eggs this month

USDA lifted its 2011 price projections for beef and eggs this month, with beef prices now projected to rise as much as 9 percent this year and egg prices expected to climb as much as 6 percent this year.


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image Ralcorp Holdings Inc. filed its initial Form 10 registration statement with the SEC to separate Ralcorp and the Post cereal business,

 Ralcorp Holdings Inc. filed its initial Form 10 registration statement with the SEC to separate Ralcorp and the Post cereal business, Post Holdings Inc.


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image Leonard Green & Partners reportedly is considering a buyout of 99Cents Only Stores after rival bidder Apollo Global Management withdrew

 Leonard Green & Partners reportedly is considering a buyout of 99Cents Only Stores after rival bidder Apollo Global Management withdrew because of trouble lining up financing in a rocky market.


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image Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII agreed to buy 36 U.S. shopping centers primarily anchored by grocery stores

Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII agreed to buy 36 U.S. shopping centers primarily anchored by grocery stores from Equity One Inc. for $473.1 million.


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image Family Dollar plans to open 450 to 500 new outlets in fiscal 2012

Family Dollar plans to open 450 to 500 new outlets in fiscal 2012 and renovate, relocate or expand more  than 1,000 stores during the same period.


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Food Deserts Food Deserts

They’re big news, but do they really offer fertile ground for retail growth?


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The Roar of the Crowd The Roar of the Crowd

 Why food companies are turning to ‘crowdsourcing’ to cut marketing costs and boost creativity.


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