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February 18, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
 
  • Safeway exec: Sector should study supply chain for human trafficking
    Supermarkets need to take an industrywide look at the supply chain to find suppliers that use improper labor practices, including human trafficking, says Carl Graziani, Safeway's senior vice president for supply chain. "As an industry, we need to think about how we can do this collectively," he said at the Supply Chain Conference. "Individually, it's a monumental task." Safeway is among supermarkets required by California to disclose efforts to eliminate human trafficking within their supply chain. Graziani suggests an industrywide method of information sharing to make the task easier. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Revamped Big Y World Class Market reopens
    A World Class Market store in West Hartford, Conn., has reopened after several weeks of renovation. The bakery has become strictly kosher, while the meat department and deli are glatt kosher, as owner Big Y Foods looks to meet the needs of Orthodox Jews. Progressive Grocer (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
You Can’t Build Tomorrow’s Restaurant on Yesterday’s Network
The restaurant business is changing, from internal systems to customer devices. Comcast Business offers a network built for the restaurant of tomorrow. With Internet speeds up to 150 Mbps delivered through a business-grade router, restaurants get speed and coverage, plus the control to manage customer connectivity. Learn more.
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  • E-commerce sales tax bill gets support from retail groups
    Federal legislation that would let states collect sales tax from online vendors has earned support from FMI and other retail associations. "Inequities in Internet commerce are already taking a big bite out of neighborhood supermarkets, state coffers and employment in local communities because online retailers aren't required to collect sales tax," said Jennifer Hatcher, FMI's senior vice president of government and public affairs. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study finds large marketing opportunity in Hispanic men
    Marketers targeting Hispanic women might be missing their key market, according to Mintel research. A study found that Hispanic men tend to have greater influence on purchases made by their household as they get older, and the market for younger men who will grow into that role has remained untapped. "By failing to reach out to Hispanic men, brands and retailers will miss out on the chance to establish themselves as the first choice among a segment of shoppers poised to gain great influence in the coming years," said Leylha Ahuile, a senior multicultural analyst at Mintel. Convenience Store News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Without RFID, Inventory Accuracy is Poor
RFID gives brick-and-mortar retailers the data-driven insights that online retailers leverage every day. RFID-based inventory management delivers benefits to retailers, including significant revenue and gross margin uplift, enhanced customer service, confident omni-channel execution, and business insight from inventory analytics. Learn more in this free white paper.
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
 
  • Study: Diabetes management has improved but could be better
    More than half of people with any type of diabetes meet or exceed at least one of three measures of good diabetes management, and 19% manage all three successfully, according to a study. The research has generated mixed feedback from health experts; it shows marked improvement compared with 1988, but there is much room for growth. "I see these findings as the glass is half full and half empty," said Dr. Joel Zonszein, director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center. "With so much more awareness of diabetes and with newer medications, it's very disappointing to see only 19% with good management." HealthDay News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AHA certifies Planters peanuts as heart healthy
    Planters' unsalted and lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts have received the Heart-Check mark from the American Heart Association. "While many of our Planters dry-roasted peanuts have always been heart healthy, we are now recognized by a respected and well-known authority committed to heart health," said Peter Cotter, senior brand manager for the Kraft Foods Group division. Progressive Grocer (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • Gold Plate Award launches with FMI site on family meals
    Open at Let's Put Our Plates Together is the first-ever Gold Plate Award, a program geared toward celebrating retailers with outstanding commitment to improving the health and wellness of customers. To learn more about the program and to get retailer tools, visit FMIFamilyMeals.com. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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