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.
Amazon and Aldi inside Kohl’s… Carsaver inside Walmart... Local businesses inside of Whole Foods’ 365 stores. Roy White details how retailers are leasing out parts of their bricks-and-mortar sales floors for non-competing or complimentary operators in a modern twist on traditional concessions.
Research and Technology:
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.