A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2013.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2013.

November / December 2013

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    • COMING of AGE

      Millennials. Gen X-ers. Baby Boomers. Each of these generations has redefined ways of shopping and spending, and are forcing retailers and marketers to rethink how to best catch their attention–and retain their loyalty–as consumers.
    • Empower Your Associates, It Matters

      Living in a farmhouse built in 1901, I tend to visit this store on a regular basis. I avoid its biggest competitor because I find it difficult to navigate and its employees dismissive and unhelpful.
    • Pensions take an Economic Hit

      The U.S. economy has improved following the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but the twists and turns of U.S. interest rates continue to impact the grocery retail and food industry, extending their impact beyond sales and earnings to computations for long-term pension benefit liabilities.
    • Retail's Future Written on a Tablet

      On October 3, senior executives from six major retail and CPG companies participated in a round table discussion on the customer service, inventory tracking and other potentials benefts created by the new generation of tablets running Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 operating system. The event
    • Bringing Culinary to CPG

      This year, Pinnacle Foods CEO Robert J. (Bob) Gamgort and his carefully assembled management team have seen their plans and dreams for the company come to fruition with an initial public offering of stock at the end of March and the $575 million acquisition of Wish-Bone on Oct. 1.
    • THE STORY OF THE YEAR

      Tesco's disappointing Fresh & Easy experience...Supervalu's divestitures...Bi-Lo Holdings' acquisitions...the Spartan Stores and Nash Finch merger...Kroger's pending Harris Teeter deal...the potential emergence of Amazon as a real player in the retail food industry...and Safeway's selling and closi
    • M&A CULTURE CLASHES

      Yet those same numbers can't predict the success of the merger, and studies suggest most deals fall short of expectations. Often, the problem is a culture clash.

    A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2013.