A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2015.

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2015.

November / December 2015

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    • The Supermarket Café

      "Trapped in footprint malaise, traditional grocery stores are closing stores, capitulating business...it's time for a new view, and new business model–the grocerant model."
    • Sustaining Consumer Appeal

      So retailers are renewing their acquaintance with a growing list of sustainability factors, from organic, local and farm-to-table products to practices mindful of conservation, climate change, human rights, fair trade, fair wages and gender equality.
    • Going Small for the Next Big Idea

      Increasingly corporations are tapping the brainpower of startups for innovative products and technology they wouldn't have dreamed up themselves. Often the new ideas have the millennial market in mind.
    • Moving beyond FSMA

      Now that the first regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have been issued, it's time for retailers to start creating an enterprise-wide culture of food safety. The reason is simple.
    • Bay State Stalwarts

      That crowd migrated from Boston, where the first Roche Bros. store opened in 1952 as a meat and produce store, out to the suburbs. Boston's 'burbs are where Roche Bros. grew into a regional powerhouse, with 21 stores doing an estimated $600 million in annual sales.
    • Get Real, Get Personal

      In stores of the future, retailers will go above and beyond to personalize the experience for shoppers. But exactly what the personalization will look like will vary from store to store.
    • Why I'm a Member of the Clean Plate Club

      As a child, whenever I turned up my nose at whatever my Mother had prepared for dinner, she was quick to remind me of the starving children elsewhere who would be overjoyed to have the very food I was rejecting.
    • Collaboration: Supplier Cooperation is Copacetic

      Retailers are generally satisfied with the degree of cooperation they get from their suppliers, according to the latest exclusive Retail Leader survey. Almost all (92.2 percent) characterized cooperation with suppliers as good or excellent, and none said it was poor.
    • Catch the Local Express

      I'm not sure that applies literally any more, given the international concerns that have pushed to the forefront in this season's presidential race. But I do think that, even if localness is less important in politics, it's steadily becoming more so in groceries.

    A collection of news, articles and other featured content about November / December 2015.