The retail industry has embraced the only publication dedicated to its executive management. And to commemorate this milestone, I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of the more notable thoughts that leading retailers shared with us during the past three years.
Ask the average consumer in the Unites States the question, "Who is Nestlé?" and you're most likely to get the response: "Chocolate."
But even the briefest glance at the company's portfolio of brands makes it clear that, in reality, the global Nestlé organization is much, much more.
Retail Leader had the unique opportunity to get a sneak peek at a few educational sessions of most interest to our readers.
Nikesh Arora, Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President, Google, Inc.
Retailers face a number of food safety challenges: supply chains are becoming more and more complex; regulatory requirements are increasing; consumer preferences are changing; prepared foods offered at retail are expanding; and our workforce is changing.
Less than half of survey respondents still offer them, and their formats vary wildly in every respect.
Perhaps no aspect of CPG retailing is in a greater state of flux than coupons–what form they should take, where they should come from, and whether they should even exist.
On June 10th, we had just concluded day one of FMI Connect and a speech by Hillary Clinton coinciding with the release of her book, "Hard Choices," when my phone buzzed with a full screen of missed calls, voicemails and texts.
Retailers and manufacturers share the same goal: increase sales and improve margins. They also share the consumer–someone who expects an integrated, omnichannel experience, in which their likes and dislikes are "understood" on an individual level.
In food retail, everything starts with the shopper. We operate in a consumer-driven industry with an inextricably linked value chain – consumers are more in control and they expect an engaging and enjoyable in-store/shopping experience.