Cold. Serious. Darwinian. Aggressive. When SN asked observers to describe the state of executive hiring and retention in the supermarket industry, the adjectives spoke for themselves.
They describe an industry that, due to competitive pressures and consolidation, is squeezing more work out of fewer people, in positions more challenging, than ever before. What's emerging is an emphasis on the acquisition and retention of those executives who can be successful under these conditions rig