Retailers must be able to assure products are available no matter how and where customers buy them, and should be able to present consistent product and pricing information across channels, if they choose to do so.
By working with government agencies on issues facing the food retail industry, we're able to demonstrate how government rules and regulations play out in the food retail environment and can work together to find big solutions to cross-cutting issues.
Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because home cooks are not sure of the quality or safety of items. Household food waste represents about 44 percent of all food waste generated in the U.S., and it's estimated that 20 pounds of food is wasted per person per month.
"A CPG company tends to look in the rearview mirror," says Sandeep Dadlani, Atlanta-based executive vice president for India's Infosys Ltd. tech consultancy. "The retailer asks us to measure traffic. The CPG company asks us to measure dwell time on their bay."
Culinary trends point increasingly to tangible experiences for consumers. These trends move quickly, as farm to table and molecular gastronomy may be haute cuisine one day and ruled out by something more regal in six months.