Shifts in Recruiting, Compensation

Specialists in recruiting and retention have seen some impact from the economy on food retailers' recruiting practices, although overall they said the industry has not slowed in its quest to find new talent. We have not seen any slowdown in the recruiting of executive talent across all channels of retail, said Gary Preston, managing partner of executive recruiting firm Preston-Reffett, Philadelphia.

Specialists in recruiting and retention have seen some impact from the economy on food retailers' recruiting practices, although overall they said the industry has not slowed in its quest to find new talent.

“We have not seen any slowdown in the recruiting of executive talent across all channels of retail,” said Gary Preston, managing partner of executive recruiting firm Preston-Reffett, Philadelphia.

He said the slowdown in other retail channels has created some targeted oppo

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