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Women leaders

It’s time to empower the women in your organization to shed their armor and lead from their feminine center.

While shopping online for groceries is on the uptick, The Hartman Group’s Food Shopping in America 2017 report finds that it has yet to detract from the number of in-person trips to traditional brick-and-mortar food retailers.

What’s trending? From mental health policies to PLCs, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Instagram and AI are among the hot topics being discussed at industry events this month.


Every manager should be looking to help employees advance, but there's no one solution. You must approach each employee based on their specific skill set, experience and career aspirations.

Toll of wildfires on wine, Conagra's strategy and an investment for Culver's

Stories about the wildfires in wine country, new candy launches and a fresh investment for Culver's struck a chord with readers this week.

Robert Ahdoot considers the growth mindset and questions the value of performance-based grades.


Companies that ignore or do not measure analytics are quite literally throwing away valuable information that could help them become more successful.

food retail technology

Innit, The Future Market and Northfork chat about the challenges and opportunities that technology represents for the food retail industry.

Data word cloud

Not all data is the same. Here's why it's important for marketers to know the difference.


12 entrepreneurs on how to build a great advisory board.


So what does make a good leader, athlete or parent? The answer is a strong mind that pushes through adversity.

Fred Ende shares best practices for facilitating an effective professional learning community.


"To be a great leader, you can't just go speak in front of the company, and communicate where we're going, and be a great leader. You got to do it every day."