Gordon Wade to become a Director Emeritus of the CMA

The Category Management Association (“CMA”) is honored to announce that Gordon Wade, formerly the Senior Vice President of Best Practices for the CMA, is being made a Director Emeritus of the Association.  In January of this year, Gordon elected to leave his position at the CMA to start his own consulting firm (Combined Consultants, LLC.) […]

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Online Grocery Shopping; Fad or the Future?

“Online grocery is failing,” according to Kurt Jetta, chief executive of TABS Analytics, a consumer products research firm. Only 4.5 percent of shoppers made frequent online grocery purchases in 2016, up slightly from 4.2 percent four years earlier per the firm’s annual surveys. The report also revealed a repeat purchase rate of just 15% for […]

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Consumers are Hooked on Seafood. But Will Higher Prices Make Waves?

For years, Americans have been encouraged to eat seafood more often as it’s a good source of protein, vitamins and nutrients – plus it’s low in calories and saturated fat. The health benefits are helping to drive the demand for fish at a faster pace than beef, pork and poultry.

The 6.2 percent increase in U.S. […]

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Insights & Analytics Webinar – RELEX Solutions

Insights & Analytics Webinar – RELEX Solutions

Date: Thursday April 20th @ 10 AM CT

Topic: “One Size Does Not Fit All: Hyper-local Planograms Do”

Presenter: Steve Boon, VP Sales, RELEX Solutions

It is vital today to drive loyalty and squeeze every ounce of productivity out of your available store space. Key to achieving this goal are […]

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Millennials’ hunger for healthy, local brands causing indigestion for big food manufacturers

So why should we care what they eat? Well they’re now a larger group than the Baby Boom generation with numbers exceeding 75 million. In fact, Millennials (ages 18-36), now represent the largest segment of the U.S. workforce and have significant spending power.

The group has a strong appetite for high quality, natural foods and are […]

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Lidl is Coming! Why Trader Joe’s Should be Concerned

Lidl, (pronounced leedle), the giant German food retailer plans to open 100 stores on the East Coast over the next 12 months. Lidl is Europe’s largest grocery discount chain with revenues of $62 billion in 2014. Its stores in Europe are similar to Aldi’s in the U.S.

But speculation is that Lidl’s U.S. stores will more […]

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