Food Retail: SmartBrief Originals
How grocery retailers are coping with the coronavirus outbreak
How grocery retailers are coping with the coronavirus outbreak

US grocers and mass retailers struggled to keep shelves stocked and customers assured as the number of coronavirus cases continued to rise.

C-stores seeing a sea of change
C-stores seeing a sea of change

As c-stores have looked to reinvent themselves, they’ve emerged as competitive players in foodservice.

How can grocery, CPG executives be great leaders?
How can grocery, CPG executives be great leaders?

The winners of this year’s leadership awards at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference shared insights into being a strong leader and putting the customer first.

Plant-based trends expand to the dessert menu
Plant-based trends expand to the dessert menu

Vegan dessert options are growing in retail channels and getting more attention from chefs.

Where does the grocery industry stand on food waste initiatives?
Where does the grocery industry stand on food waste initiatives?

Food waste is an ongoing issue for food retailers. Where does the industry stand and what’s being done to lighten the load in terms of wasted food?

Taking the pulse of online grocery shopping
Taking the pulse of online grocery shopping

Grocery shopping can now be done entirely online. Who is taking advantage of this type of shopping, and who is sticking to picking out products in person?

Plant-based meat brands find ways to stand out in a growing field
Plant-based meat brands find ways to stand out in a growing field

Lightlife campaign uses celebrities, humor and honesty to stand out in a growing field of plant-based burgers.

Retailers, restaurants tap into a powerful resource that’s in their employees’ own pockets
Retailers, restaurants tap into a powerful resource that’s in their employees’ own pockets

Letting employees use their own smartphones for scheduling, training and other work tasks is gaining popularity with restaurants and retailers, and the practice can boost productivity and retention.

Focus on fresh is key when courting today’s grocery shopper
Focus on fresh is key when courting today’s grocery shopper

​Investing in produce, meat and other fresh departments is essential for grocery retailers that want to compete for today’s consumer -- both in store and online as ecommerce sales of edible grocery gain momentum.

Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month
Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month

Now in its fifth year, National Family Meals Month has become an important platform for grocers and suppliers alike.