January/February 2018

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    • An appetite for change

      Food Marketing Institute President and CEO Leslie Sarasin has some choice words for the industry as the trade group's annual Midwinter Executive Conference gets underway in Miami.
    • Whole Foods Secret Weapon

      Whole Foods Market armed itself with new analytical capabilities by migrating to the cloud at the most opportune time — five months prior to being acquired by Amazon.
    • Turning Disruption Into Opportunity

      IRI CEO Andrew Appel spoke with Retail Leader about today’s most pressing issues, food retailing innovations and his formula for leading in uncertain times. 
    • Blockchain for the supply chain

      ​​​​​​​The holiday season may be over, but retailers can’t let down their guards yet.
    • Rise of the Ankle-Biters

      Move faster or be eaten alive by a new breed of competitor swarming at your feet.
    • The Future of Meat

      Plant-based meat alternatives are on the rise. Improved products have attracted new consumers and the resulting growth has major investors, CPGs and retailers paying close attention.
    • Okay Google, Who is CINDE?

      ​​​​​​​While Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant vie for dominance in the home, the retail world has its own version of a virtual assistant and her name is CINDE.
    • Women in Tech

      Becoming a female executive in the retail technology world requires perseverance and serious skills. Having four brothers and spending time in the military doesn’t hurt either.
    • Radical Thinking Required

      Quotient CEO Mir Aamir wants retailers and CPGs to think bigger and move faster to drive sales in a multi-dimensional competitive environment
    • Imagining Retail's Future

      One on one with Daniel Alegre, President of Retail and Shopping at Google.
    • Retail’s Data Driven Future

      The CEO of dunnhumby, Guillaume Bacuvier, speaks with Retail Leader about personalization, sku rationalization and the data science company’s evolving business model.
    • 18 leaders to watch in 2018

      Maredia has worked hard to control his company’s destiny, and the future looks bright.