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December 17, 2012
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  Retail Beat 
  • La. store combines "different elements"
    After the Cormie's store burned down in Louisiana in early 2011, Brookshire Brothers helped rebuild it, creating a concept store that combines fresh food departments, a bait shop, a gas station, and other grocery and convenience store elements. "Cormie's is the 'new normal' in retail," said Brookshire Brothers Chief Operating Officer Jerry Johnson. "It carries what the customers in that area want...," he added. Progressive Grocer (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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.

  Fresh Ideas 
  • Growers bring back American chestnuts
    American chestnuts, decimated by blight in the early 1900s, are being grown again as farmers figure out how to prevent disease and consumers discover their health benefits. "There's a steady and consistent growth, in the number of growers, the number of acres, and the number of people who are buying chestnuts," said Michael Gold, forestry professor at the University of Missouri. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
  • Kroger offers savings to customers with diabetes
    Kroger customers with diabetes and private insurance now have a co-pay of just $4 for Kroger Premium test strips, used to monitor their blood glucose levels. "We listen to our customers and one of their main worries is that their co-pay on blood glucose test strips continues to rise," said pharmacy marketing manager Teri Rose. "Our Kroger $4 co-pay program immediately addresses that situation." Progressive Grocer (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  Supplier News 
  • Diet Pepsi gets new sweetener mix
    PepsiCo has changed the sweetener in Diet Pepsi from aspartame to a combination of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, said to prolong the drink's fresh taste without changing its flavor. The company has been quiet about the shift, but said in a statement it was being made to "ensure consistency with every sip.” The Washington Post/The Associated Press (12/16) 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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  Technology Solutions 
  • Sierra Nevada freshens website
    Craft beer brewer Sierra Nevada has teamed with Digital Kitchen to update its website for the first time in 10 years, adding a four-minute documentary about the brand. The 30-year-old company, based in California, is opening a brewery in North Carolina to boost East Coast distribution. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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