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Consumer Brands CEO Geoff Freeman Resigns

The CPG trade group said it is working with Freeman, who will become president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on a transition plan.

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More Consumers Buying Private Brands Now Than Pre-Pandemic, FMI Finds

"Shoppers’ interest in private brand products extends beyond just price," says Doug Baker of FMI.

The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, will include a State of the Industry address from association CEO Cathy Burns.

Most U.S. consumers said they wouldn't be willing to pay premium fees for ultrafast grocery delivery, a new Stor.ai survey finds.

Brick Meets Click finds pickup rose 9% in May from last year, while delivery increased 5%, suggesting that although customers enjoy the convenience of ordering online, “they are also becoming more cost conscious.”

“The recent wave of online shopping adoption and the growing variety of online methods may represent the most dramatic upheaval of the food shopping landscape we once knew,” says Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI.

“Make it a habit every morning to just 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … tell one person you appreciate them and why you do; it changes everything,” says the author and motivational speaker.

“You can always find reasons not to do something. I’m the person that says, ‘Let’s do it, let’s try it,’ ” the award-winning actress said to a ballroom-filled audience.

Start by asking, "What do we want customers to say about their experience?" advises author and leadership consultant Dennis Snow, formerly of Walt Disney World.

At an inflection point for the industry—and with consumers turning to the fresh perimeter to save the day (or at least save dinner)—an in-person meeting of the minds is vital, IDDBA's Dotty VanderMolen says.

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