On the same day her new book "Hard Choices" debuted, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at the FMI Connect and United Fresh general session last week, stressing the difficult choices the country has to make going forward.
Off Center: Retailers revitalize the center aisles
Food retailers are more frequently rationalizing SKUs, enhancing perimeter departments and experimenting with aisle layouts and cross-department merchandising to boost sales of center store products, report retailers polled for SN’s 11th annual Survey of Center Store Performance.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for supermarket operators to play to the middle, said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute, in her keynote address at FMI Connect in Chicago.
10 Chicago food retailers to visit while at FMI Connect
The Chicago food retail industry has been quickly evolving. In 2013, the area lost Dominick’s, a supermarket chain of long standing, but taking its place are some new players, or some familiar ones that are taking surprising turns.
Following the FMI/United Fresh joint general session on Tuesday, showgoers kicked back at the FMI Connect Opening Reception. Retailers, suppliers and other attendees enjoyed the social event before getting down to business at the rest of the show.
Social media informs 7-Eleven strategy for exclusive lemonade: Speaker
When market data indicated that lemonade consumption was on the rise, particularly among those under 18, 7-Eleven took to social media to investigate the trend, explained Laura Gordon, VP of marketing and branding innovation for the c-store chain, during last week’s Brand Activation Association’s Marketing to the Omni-Channel Shopper in New York.
Moody's assigns first debt ratings to New Albertsons, Inc.
Moody’s Investor Service, New York, said Wednesday it has assigned first-time debt ratings to New Albertsons, Inc. — with a stable outlook — pending NAI’s proposed acquisition of Safeway’s Eastern division.