Is Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods a game changer or more of the same? PLMA Live goes inside the takeover and analyzes its real impact on national and regional chains and direct-to-consumer services. What are the numbers? Will private label get a huge push forward? Is this the wave of the future? Join news anchor Jodi Daley and PLMA president Brian Sharoff as they dissect the deal of the year. Click here for video.
A “Lidl” Help for Save-A-LotTwo former Lidl executives now head up discounter Save-A-Lot, as the chain prepares to battle a revamped Aldi and incoming Lidl U.S. David Merrefield explains.
Helping Disabled ShoppersSome 56 million Americans are disabled, but they still have to shop. How are retailers accommodating their needs? Brad Edmondson profiles some solutions.
Deflation’s ImpactThe past 18 months have been tough on all retailers due to deflation, which lowered prices and depressed margins. Is the end in sight? Roy White prognosticates.
IKEA’s Food SalesHome goods chain IKEA might be famous for its Swedish meatball eateries, but also sells more than 150 private-label food products. Christopher Durham has the details.
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