One of the most noticeable, yet difficult to measure, industry trends of the past year has been the tendency to turn to collaboration and tackle industry-wide issues. The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) is a shining example of such partnerships.
As the economy stumbles out of recession, CPG retailers are trying to make sense of new opportunities–and pitfalls. • Which consumer behaviors are likely to persist beyond the recession? How are retailers betting on the future with market moves?
The amount of research, interviews and surveying that go into preparing this issue is mind-boggling. It's our editorial team's job to sift through it all once gathered, and carefully select the nuggets of information that will serve our audience best.
The Retail Experience of the Future exhibit at FMI Connect in Chicago featured research from PwC's report "Front of the Line; How Grocers Can Get Ahead for the Future". These are the topline learnings:
Collaboration is nothing new in the world of grocery retailing. But as the industry has evolved–and continues to do so on an almost daily basis–the scope and importance of collaboration has significantly changed.