A collection of news, articles and other featured content about March / April 2014.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about March / April 2014.

March / April 2014

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    • Sports Bar on Aisle Seven

      A Letter from the President and CEO "[Retailers] clinging to a plan that exclusively targets the female shopper are missing an opportunity to reach an emerging shopper segment – the male shopper."
    • "Hiring, Leveraging, and Empowering Retail Dietitians"

      Health and wellness can no longer be categorized as simply a trend in the retail space – 8 out of 10 FMI member companies recognize health and wellness as a competitive strategy.
    • Loyalty and beyond

      The idea of rewarding customers for repeat visits to a shop has been around almost as long as shopping itself. Technology has shaped loyalty programs into their current form, with lower prices as the shopper incentive and reams of data as the reward for retailers.
    • Contemplating the CLOUD

      "What is our job? To sell beverages," he says. "Does it enhance our ability to sell great beverages if we have a 10,000-square-foot data center? I'm not sure that it does."
    • Criminal Liability Exposure Under the Food Safety Modernization Act: What Every CEO Should Know

      Food retail executives are aware that on January 4, 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. And most are very aware that over the past 13 months, the U.S.
    • SELF-CHECKOUT LANES: Retailers Self-Scrutinize on Self-Checkout

      Some major chains have announced in the past few years that they were removing self-checkout in an attempt to connect better with customers. This was a significant disinvestment: A self-checkout register costs more than six times as much as a regular, manned one.
    • Build or Buy?

      Build it from scratch or buy it ready-made?
    • Is Category Management Dyingout?

      Less space on the shelf means more hard choices for category managers. As a result, many are turning to shopper insights more commonly associated with shopper marketing programs to determine product placement and facings.
    • In Japan, Convenience is an Art

      Bento boxes, hot noodles and more ready-to-eat items arrive morning, noon and night. More than one-third of all meals in Japan are prepared meals sold at retail, with a following among both young singles and growing ranks of less-mobile seniors.
    • On the Hill, Off the Record

      FMI's government relations efforts ensure that the voice of the food retail industry is proclaimed boldly and heard clearly on Capitol Hill.

    A collection of news, articles and other featured content about March / April 2014.