Category Archives: Food Retailing

Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Craig Rosenblum   No one knows Aldi US better than Jason Hart. He joined the company in 1993 as a management trainee, then ascended to the ranks of president of Aldi US, and most recently, CEO of Aldi US. Today, Hart — a member... View Post
Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Jim Hertel   Slow growth usually results in cost-cutting measures to keep profits rising. But the latest trend in cost cutting seems deeper and more pervasive than at any time in decades, and it’s occurring during a nominal... View Post
Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Jim Hertel   Channel migration is slowing as alternative channels mature. In 1988 the traditional grocery channel, led by traditional supermarket, still commanded the lion’s share of sales generated from grocery and consumable... View Post
Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Craig Rosenblum The term “omni-channel” has become so pervasive that it may soon be added to the list of phrases found in the corporate game, Buzzword Bingo. While there’s no disputing its importance, I find it odd that there are so... View Post
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Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Jim Hertel Retailers, responding to competitive pressures, have used perimeter departments to enhance the shopping experience and to differentiate their banner in a crowded marketplace. While the perimeter was useful for branding and driving... View Post
Re-posted with permission from Progressive Grocer | By Paul Weitzel Consider this scenario: Your competitor just launched a promo offering an aggressive price point for online purchases. And for even greater savings, they offer a super-aggressive price point if the shopper signs up for their... View Post
    Re-posted with permission from Supermarket News | By Craig Rosenblum In our industry, we continually strive to optimize every square foot of selling space — believing it’s the most important area. I did too until John Hegarty, founder of Hegarty Advertising, caused me to... View Post
The CPG manufacturers’ most strategic growth initiative is often new product introductions. The industry, faced with stagnant sales, is gearing up for an unprecedented number of new item introductions. As illustrated below, new items introductions jumped by 13% in 2013 and double-digit increases... View Post