Alesandra Ponce, Whole Foods Market’s Global Category Merchant, discusses how the retailer differentiates its plant-based assortment from other retailers. Plus, hear what she says about Whole Foods’ plant-based trend predictions and how it caters to flexitarians. All this and more in this month’s PLMA Live! exclusive interview with host Carol Angrisani. Click here for video.
PLMA's website, plma.com, is new and improved! The new site is easier to navigate and has many new features. Content is updated more regularly. PLMA President Peggy Davies joins PLMA Live! to share all the details. Plus, Maureen Donoghue analyzes the "clean" beauty trend. Carol Angrisani reports on the discount store revolution. Click here for video.
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Spending on private label grew nearly 12% last year, according to exclusive NielsenIQ data. Carol Angrisani reveals additional findings. What’s ahead for supermarkets now that more restaurants are reopening? Graham Leary outlines strategies. Maureen Donoghue looks at how businesses are catering to the digital shopper. Click here to download video
To succeed in today’s challenging retail environment, trading partners must take differentiation to the next level, says Bahige El-Rayes, a partner at Kearney. This requires capturing consumer mindshare and understanding unmet needs, El-Rayes says. Companies can then create products and services with unique characteristics that set them apart from the competition. Click here for video.
Food shoppers are much different today than they were prior to the pandemic. How are retailers responding? Join news anchor Jodi Daley as she speaks with CART's Gary Hawkins about e-commerce innovation. Plus, Carol Angrisani reports on the launch of virtual wellness programs. Maureen Donoghue examines what’s ahead for the Center Store. Also, PLMA announces "Lunch and Learn," the exclusive new program with live and interactive meetings designed to strengthen manufacturer-retailer partnerships. The three, one-hour lunchtime programs will be held April 8, 22 and 29.Click here for video.