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Top news from trade associations, market research firms and management consultancies pertaining to consumer grocery trendspolicy, regulatory and advocacy efforts.

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Deal or No Deal? Grubhub CEO Downplays Talk of Sale

After Grubhub reportedly saw interest from grocery private-equity power player Apollo Global Management as well as the company's founder, current CEO says all options remain on the table.

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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.

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

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

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

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.

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