Retailers Seek to Improve Quality of Life

At a time when the economy and employment opportunities appear to be picking up, supermarket executives told SN they feel well-positioned to retain their best people thanks to new initiatives focusing in many cases on the quality of life on the job. Their remarks came on the eve of Food Marketing Institute's Future Connect employee-development conference in Dallas this week. Steve Smith, chairman,

At a time when the economy and employment opportunities appear to be picking up, supermarket executives told SN they feel well-positioned to retain their best people thanks to new initiatives focusing in many cases on the quality of life on the job. Their remarks came on the eve of Food Marketing Institute's Future Connect employee-development conference in Dallas this week.

Steve Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of