Gold in Them Thar Hills
Reading a crystal ball can be difficult but PLMA's Year-End/Year-Ahead Panel does its best to evaluate 2018 and sees what's ahead for the coming year. Join moderator Tim Simmons and panelists Jim Hertel of Inmar Analytics, Don Stuart of Cadent Consulting Group, Becky Schilling, editor-in-chief of Supermarket News, and Todd Hale, formerly with Nielsen, as they seek answers to questions like: Can retail investment in technology pay off? Can the private label industry handle innovation? Click here for video.
So-called ‘micropolitan’ areas have long been passed over by businesses, but population shifts are attracting fresh development. Brad Edmondson identifies 101 regions around the country where growth and healthy communities are opening new markets for retailers of all channels.
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Bugging Out Over Insect Proteins
Locusts, ants and mealworms are just a few of the insects increasingly being mentioned as alternatives to traditional proteins. Dr. Kantha Shelke reports how the ethical, sustainable, and health credentials of insects may now outweigh the “ick” factor. Click here for video.