Power 50 2012: A Decade of Influence

Power 50 2012: A Decade of Influence

“It’s only recently that the industry has realized who has the final say,” wrote SN Group Editor Robert Vosburgh in 2003 about the growing recognition of the consumer’s influence.

This year’s Power 50 list of the most influential people in food retailing reflects some of the emerging trends impacting the industry, including the ongoing rapid growth of natural foods (See No. 25, Shon Boney) and the rising influence of digital media (No. 45, The Mobile Consumer).

The resurgence of Wal-Mart Stores and its powerful EDLP message is also reflected, as Mike Duke, the company’s chef ex

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