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Video Forum: Wendy Liebmann, WSL Strategic Retail

Video Forum: Wendy Liebmann, WSL Strategic Retail

Wendy Liebmann has devoted her career to charting the changing wants and needs of consumers and analyzing what that evolution means for the retail and CPG sectors. In this week’s Video Forum, Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, talks about mass market retailers’ performance during the COVID pandemic, ongoing industrywide

Video Forum: Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners

Video Forum: Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners

In this week’s Video Forum, Kate Daly, managing director of Closed Loop Partners, outlines the efforts of the New York City-based investment firm and innovation center to help develop a circular economy. The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag and Every Bottle Back are two major initiatives that she addresses. In addition, Daly discusses other

Muller on Ahold Delhaize Q2 results

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Foresight and adaptability have been two distinguishing characteristics of Ahold Delhaize since its formation in 2016, and those qualities continued to serve the retailer well in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, as it negotiated COVID-induced market changes around the world. During the three months, net revenue reached €18.6 billion, up 3%

Video Forum: Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer

Video Forum: Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer

New York City-based Zitomer offers a shopping experience unlike any other drug store in the U.S. In this week’s Video Forum, Sharon Sternheim, the company’s president, talks about some of the elements — among them, extensive assortments of high-end beauty and personal care products, toys and apparel, as well as consistently high levels of customer

Omnichannel a key driver of Ahold Delhaize growth

Omnichannel a key driver of Ahold Delhaize growth

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Foresight and adaptability have been two distinguishing characteristics of Ahold Delhaize since its formation in 2016, and those qualities continued to serve the retailer well in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, as it negotiated COVID-induced market changes around the world. During the three months, net revenue reached €18.6 billion, up

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Elliott Rodgers, chief information officer at Ulta Beauty, tells this week’s Video Forum about the various ways the specialty retailer is bringing technology to bear to help realize its strategic objectives. Among the issues he addresses are the role of digital tools in business transformation, a collaborative approach to supply chain management, consumer-facing technology, and

Retailers respond to the scourge of plastic

Retailers respond to the scourge of plastic

Despite COVID-19’s dominance of the spotlight, environmental degradation has continued apace over the past 18 months. Climate change and other factors damaging the natural world have resulted in more frequent instances of severe storms, floods and wildfires. In response, mass market retailers and other businesses, with varying degrees of commitment and varying degrees of success,

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

In this week’s Video Forum, Peggy Davies, who was recently confirmed as president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association after serving in the role on an interim basis since June 2020, discusses efforts to build on the legacy of her predecessor, Brian Sharoff. She also talks about COVID’s impact on the store brand business, the

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

  The nation’s grocers have had to adapt quickly to changing conditions over the past year and a half. In this week’s Video Forum, Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI, talks about the resilience shown by the industry during the COVID pandemic. She also discusses changing shopping patterns, the ramifications of consumers’

Video Forum: John O’Brien, NPC

Video Forum: John O’Brien, NPC

In this week’s Video Forum, John O’Brien, who became president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council in June, addresses the challenges faced by the nation’s health care system and the role that biopharmaceutical products can play in addressing them. He discusses the importance of NPC’s research in highlighting the value of prescription

New purpose statement apt for an evolving CVS

New purpose statement apt for an evolving CVS

As it rose to become the nation’s largest health care provider and fourth-biggest company of any kind, CVS Health benefitted from a clear, concise raison d’être: “Helping people on their path to better health.” Those eight words encapsulated the overarching objective of an organization with deep roots in community pharmacy, which over the past 15

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