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CPG

Lessons From CPGs’ Forefathers

History's new series "The Food That Built America" provides a fascinating look at the food industry pioneers who revolutionized the art of making, selling, branding and marketing food for the masses.

Retailers

Dialed Into Discounters

Contemplating the significance of our August cover story with an assist from IGA CEO John Ross.

The Lempert Report: Civil Eats puts forth a series of roundtable discussions of food insecurity, food distribution and whether or not we are eating any better than before.

The Lempert Report: Most of the money goes to food services such as restaurants—not farmers.

Ahold Delhaize’s excellent adventure has been driven by a blend of exceptional top leaders and an energized base of thousands of dedicated associates companywide.

The vast majority of CPG promotions fail to break even, but artificial intelligence and machine learning can help companies execute promotions that hit the mark with customers.

The Lempert Report: Twenty years of predictions of what's ahead for food and the world. It's time to take a look at what's actually taken place and what trends in food have come to pass.

WGB’s February 2019 Endcap guest reflects on the indispensable ingredient behind his stores’ success, his abiding fearlessness for competing with the “big boys,” his unabashed “craziness” as a businessman who happens to sell groceries, and his enduring belief in fate and persistence.

WGB’s January 2019 Endcap guest reflects on how the legacy of giving back imbued by his great-grandmother was instrumental to the 130-store food retailer’s company survival; the invaluable lessons passed on by his late father, Eddie Basha Sr.; the privilege of serving guests on the Navajo Nation; and the ideal ingredients for the perfect tamale.