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February 1, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Whole Foods coordinator praises Detroit's food economy
    "We never saw Detroit as a food desert but as a resource-rich community," said Red Elk Banks, executive operations coordinator for Whole Foods Market, which is building a store downtown. It will be the sixth Michigan store for the retailer, which Banks says is attracted to Detroit's food culture, including urban farmers and artisan producers. Bridge Magazine (Lansing, Mich.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • ShopRite provides staples at locked-in prices
    ShopRite is locking in low prices on staples including ground turkey, diapers and orange juice and adding items each week through April 6. "In reviewing top-selling products, we realized that we could bring our customers even greater values on the things they buy most often," spokeswoman Karen Meleta said. Progressive Grocer (1/31) 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.

  Trend-Spotter 
 
  • Franchise interest is up for Retail Food Group
    Retail Food Group, the largest multifood franchise operator in Australia, says inquiries increased 120% last month compared with January 2012. "We've seen a spike in people looking to take control of their destiny this year by owning and operating their own small business," said Faith Manning, national sales and leasing coordinator. StartupSmart.com.au (Australia) (1/31) 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.

  Independent Operator Spotlight 
 
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.

  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
 
  • Stater Bros. Charities campaigns for heart health
    For a 12th year, Stater Bros. Charities is promoting heart health through the "Have a Heart, Save a Heart" campaign, in partnership with the American Heart and the American Stroke associations. Since the campaign was launched, it has raised more than $3.4 million, including $363,523 last year by selling paper hearts at the register for $1 or $5. GroceryHeadquarters.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SAS brings the next big thing to Retail’s Big Show.
Connect with us and your peers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo— January 11-14, 2015 in NYC. You'll see how SAS is helping retailers solve their toughest challenges. It's The New Retail Powered by SAS, and you don't want to miss it. Find out more.

  Supplier News 
  • Campbell takes on several ideas at once, CEO says
    Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison says the company has a "fire bullets" strategy of developing several ideas simultaneously. "The premise is to have multiple ideas going at the same time and place your bets on the opportunity that is the most viable," she said. "Then, you can expend whatever resources you have available to ensure its success, making it a cannonball." NJBIZ (New Jersey) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Solutions 
  • Fresh-produce pricing becomes part of FoodLink
    FoodLink MarketView has been added to the FoodLink commerce and traceability platform, providing information about prices of fresh produce. "With FoodLink MarketView, we're offering a simple way for suppliers to access up-to-date information about market pricing and trends and put it to use directly over the FoodLink network," Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Brooks said. Progressive Grocer (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • QuickChek streamlines hiring with JobApp Network
    QuickChek, with turnover of about 40%, is turning to a paperless, streamlined hiring system with JobApp Network. The system, which screens job seekers and gives them a score based on criteria such as weekend and holiday availability, is expected to save time and help the company hire the best candidates. Convenience Store News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  FMI Spotlight 
  • Reality check at annual Asset Protection Conference
    At this year's Asset Protection Conference, learn how to handle workplace violence and discover facts and myths about premise liability. The conference is scheduled March 10 to 13 in Phoenix. Learn more about the program and register online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety and Security 
  • Home Food Safety Program offers produce-safety tips
    The Home Food Safety Program, a collaboration of ConAgra Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, urges home cooks to wash produce before eating and to wash hands frequently. Other tips are to cut produce on a board that has not been used for meat or fish and to avoid damaged or bruised parts of produce. United Press International (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Daily Quote 
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
--John Burroughs,
American naturalist and essayist


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