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Operations

Retail Apocalypse or Renaissance?

More than five retail chains—across multiple industry segments—are opening stores for every retailer that is closing stores in 2019, according to new research from IHL Group.

Operations

4 Reasons Climate Change's Effects on Agriculture Matter

The Lempert Report: There is hope to avert climate change's damaging effects on our economy, food supply and livelihoods, but the onus is on both the industry and consumers to respond.

Hydroponic greenhouse founder Paul Lightfoot will continue as president.

It has taken more than two decades since the dot-com revolution of the 1990s, but for today’s supermarket operators, digital grocery ordering and in-store fulfillment have finally emerged as non-optional elements of the business.

Tyson Foods recently revealed the results of an experiment they conducted, in which some high profile thought leaders from well-recognized brands outside deli observed and provided feedback about the deli department.

Amid growing pressure from the discounters and both traditional competitors and new market entrants, retail is in the midst of significant disruption.

With a wealth of options to choose from—no matter what product or service they may be looking for—customers are more informed than ever and have more power to make a decision that best fits their needs. In the world of fast-moving retail, this means every trip is a prize and competition takes place several times per week.

The Lempert Report: China's consumers discard less plastic than Americans, but its food industry was responsible for 1.6 million tons of domestic packaging waste in 2017.

The Lempert Report: American consumers want to support companies that promote similar social, political and environmental values as them.

While every retailer envisions growing sales, getting from sales goals to achievement can be difficult. Many retailers lose focus on recognizing growth areas where the business can expand, particularly among specific customer groups. Developing a long-term customer strategy enables a faster, more efficient achievement of the overall sales strategy.

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