Tag Archives: food retailing

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 Craig Rosenblum Using market share and gross margin percentages as a measurement of success will no longer “cut the mustard.” The influx of private equity groups into grocery retailing is changing the rules of engagement. In the private... 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
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
You'll be amazed at how big Kroger is by Sarah Gardner; featuring Jim Hertel Cincinnati-based Kroger, the world’s fourth-largest retailer, is firing on all cylinders these days.The stock price is way up, and so are sales. Last year, Kroger pulled in $98 billion in sales. That’s almost... View Post
How Supermarkets can Win-Back their Market Share Willard Bishop recently published its annual The Future of Food Retailing report. As expected, the supermarket channel continued to lose market share to non-traditional formats such as mass/club, drug, and convenience stores. As illustrated below,... View Post