Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Why Brands Matter
June 7, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

National Brands Remain Critical for Retailer Success Acosta study finds strategic mix of both national and private label brands are key for the most successful retailers.By WGB Staff on Jun. 06, 2018 Photo courtesy of PixabayAn effective brand strategy plays an increasingly strong role in sustained success for retailers, according to top-line findings from Acosta’s newly released
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Walmart’s Urban Strategy
June 4, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Walmart’s New Urban Strategy: ‘Pomegranates’ and Text Messages Jet and Jetblack promise innovation for city shoppersBy Jon Springer on May. 31, 2018 Photos by WGB StaffLong since resigned to the notion that its flagship brand is a bit of a mismatch for big-city shoppers, Walmart will use a newly refocused Jet.com—and a high-tech, luxury-focused little sister called
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Pay UP
June 3, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Pay up: Companies confronting the driver shortage one dime at a time June 02, 2018 Maria Baker Despite national unemployment rates sitting at an “18-year low of 3.8 percent,” the so-called driver squeeze continues to make headlines in 2018, marking it “a pretty rowdy year in wages,” according to Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute (FreightWaves, The
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Trucking Insights
June 3, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Real talk from real leaders: What industry insiders are saying about conditions right now June 03, 2018 Donald Broughton, chief market strategist, FreightWaves To protect the anonymity of our sources we have removed the names and identifying facts about their companies, but we believe investors will still find great value in what these industry influencers had
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Organics Grow
June 3, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

The influence of organic food and beverages is growing Photo: Food Business News 05.29.2018 By Keith Nunes KANSAS CITY — The market for certified organic food and beverage products in the United States continues to enjoy a robust rate of growth. Given the organic category’s small size, representing only 5% of U.S. food and beverage sales, it
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Shippers Challenges
June 3, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

2018 – So far, two distinct markets for shippers Gary Ferrulli, chief executive officer, Global Logistics & Transport Consulting | Jun 02, 2018 12:48PM EDT There have been stark contrasts this year in actions taken by transportation providers and the impacts on ocean carriers, truckers, and shippers. Ocean carriers either totally misjudged the impact of rising fuel costs, or
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Albertsons Premium Line
June 2, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

BRIEF Albertsons expands private label offerings to include new premium line AUTHOR Krishna Thakker PUBLISHED June 1, 2018 Dive Brief: Albertsons is introducing a line of premium products called Signature Reserve to its private label portfolio. The line will start with a range of ice cream flavors that will be carried by all Albertsons-owned stores across the
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Lobster Logistics
June 2, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Tangier Lobster’s winning strategy — a logistics plan ensuring freshness Chris Barnett, Special Correspondent | Jun 01, 2018 3:39PM EDT Interested in sharing JOC.com content? Please view our current Copyright and Legal Disclaimer information, as well as ourFrequently Asked Questions to ensure proper protocol is followed. For any questions, contact the Customer Support team at our Help link. Nova Scotia-based Tangier Lobster
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Customer Service Techniques
June 2, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

3 Customer Service Techniques That Can Skyrocket Your Store Sales June 01, 2018 The one common denominator when it comes to retail sales is…people. And how those people interact with each other. I call it being brilliant on the basics. Retail has always been about people – how you get them to take action on the
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Ruby Chocolate
June 2, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

BRIEF FDA’s definition of chocolate excludes new ruby variety AUTHOR Cathy Siegner PUBLISHED June 1, 2018 Dive Brief: Barry Callebaut can’t market its new ruby chocolate product in the U.S. since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t consider it chocolate, according to ConfectioneryNews. The Swiss chocolatier has asked the agency for a temporary marketing permit allowing it
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