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February 13, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • 2 Weis openings are set for Baltimore region
    Weis Markets plans to open two stores March 3 in Maryland, a 55,476-square-foot store in Towson and a 58,027-square-foot store in Woodlawn. Both locations will have a full-service pharmacy, a deli, a foodservice department and a large produce department, with organic items. Progressive Grocer (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Trend-Spotter 
 
  • More adults eat from pouch, but not in public
    Companies including Happy Family, Buddy Fruits and GoGo squeeZ are developing food that is packaged in a pouch, for adult snacking on the go. While pouched food is popular with babies and children, the challenge with adults is getting them to eat it without embarrassment. "They feel silly doing it in front of people," said Jeannette Cornell of GoGo squeeZ. The Wall Street Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Private Brands 
 
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
 
  • Food Lion begins Easter Seals campaign
    Food Lion is supporting Easter Seals with a campaign through March 12 that gives a coupon book for Kraft Foods Group and Procter & Gamble products when shoppers donate $1. Easter Seals will also receive donations when shoppers buy specially marked boxes of General Mills cereal and cases of water by Food Lion private brand My Essentials. Progressive Grocer (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Supplier News 
 
  • Kellogg brings Pringles into the fold
    Kellogg, which purchased Pringles in June, says all flavors and sizes of the snack are available for retailers. "Along with the new UPC and order codes, retailers should expect to see impactful promotions, ongoing communication and continued product innovations," said Kim Belson, senior customer marketing manager for convenience. Convenience Store News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • "Dancing" star touts Sargento for healthful snacking
    Cheryl Burke, two-time winner of "Dancing With the Stars," will appear in a Sargento Foods campaign promoting healthy snacks for women. "Women who are always on the go want snacks that are wholesome, satisfying and convenient," Burke said. She will offer tips for healthful snacking and guide people to the website Snack Smart With Sargento Snacks. Drug Store News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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  FMI Spotlight 
  • Men feel "less successful in their healthy-eating efforts"
    According to FMI and Prevention's Shopping for Health 2012 report, woman are feeling more successful than men when it comes to healthy eating. From May 29 to June 1 in San Antonio, the Health & Wellness @ Retail conference will discuss how to encourage consumer participation in store to meet wellness goals. Learn more and register at FMIHealth-Wellness.com. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Which gender says it feels less successful in healthy-eating habits compared with a few years ago?
    Women  55.32%
    Men  44.68%
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--Nathaniel Hawthorne,
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