A collection of news, articles and other featured content about August 2013.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about August 2013.

August 2013

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    • Pulling More Meaning from Big Data

      Safeway's digital advertising messages for loyalty club members have been so effective, the retailer plans to eliminate the printed circular it has relied on for decades.
    • One Face, One Voice

      Welcome to the first annual Trends and Research Issue of
    • Shaping the Future of Retail

      As the world changes, so does retail.
    • Shopping for Growth

      With organic growth hard to come by, U.S. retailers and food and beverage companies have stepped up the pace of mergers and acquisitions during the past 18 months, and consolidation is expected to continue.
    • To Europe, China and Beyond

      Many of the same trends retailers and food manufacturers are grappling with in the United States also are playing out in the U.K. and Europe, where channel-blurring has amplified competition and cash-strapped consumers are cutting back in an uncertain economy.
    • Retailers Say Hola to Local Hispanics

      Some say the world is getting smaller as geographic borders fade and multinational companies set up shop in emerging markets.
    • Re-evaluating HR Budgets and Bonuses

      Slim margins in the grocery retail industry are spurring many companies to re-evaluate their human resource budgets and look for more efficient ways to staff their stores, plants and warehouses. Many retailers are hiring more part-time workers to avoid paying health care benefits.
    • Achieving Sustained Growth and Profitability

      Several critical initiatives were examined, and three major conclusions gained general consensus:
    • Gaining Essential Information

      Technology has become omnipresent in grocery retail, and in the past year retailers have benefited from an array of advances that allow them to better serve customers by gaining information quickly.
    • Collaboration Nation

      Purchasing personal care products at a bus stop might seem an impossible feat.

    A collection of news, articles and other featured content about August 2013.