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Issue 04-20-2015

How to create food store formats that thrill customers

Food is fast in whole new ways for retailers today — and it is dramatically affecting their store formats. Rapidly changing demographics, evolving food preferences, and technological and digital disruption are raising consumers’ expectations to new highs. Food is fast in whole new ways for retailers today — and it is dramatically affecting their store

Retail still about relationships

As happens every spring, the Annual Meeting hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is upon us. As happens every spring, the Annual Meeting hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is upon us. Like the Kentucky Derby and the Masters, it marks the unofficial start of the spring season and

Bigger role for Miller is a plus for Albertsons

The odds that the merger of Albertsons and Safeway will live up to its potential improved significantly earlier this month when it was decided that Bob Miller, the combined company’s executive chairman, would take on the additional role of chief executive officer. The odds that the merger of Albertsons and Safeway will live up to