Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

  Probiotics differ from other products sold in the nutritional supplements aisle, coming with special storage and labeling requirements. In this week’s Video Forum, Andrea Wong, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, discusses the organization’s recently launched educational campaign to help retailers and consumers better understand the

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Video Forum: Lauren Brindley, Walgreens

Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreens, tells this week’s Video Forum about the ups and downs of retailing during the COVID pandemic; the growing importance of technology, social media and omnichannel options in the categories she oversees; and the importance of in-store beauty advisors to the Walgreens offer. She

Video Forum: Wendy Liebmann, WSL Strategic Retail

Video Forum: Wendy Liebmann, WSL Strategic Retail

Wendy Liebmann has devoted her career to charting the changing wants and needs of consumers and analyzing what that evolution means for the retail and CPG sectors. In this week’s Video Forum, Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, talks about mass market retailers’ performance during the COVID pandemic, ongoing industrywide

Video Forum: Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners

Video Forum: Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners

In this week’s Video Forum, Kate Daly, managing director of Closed Loop Partners, outlines the efforts of the New York City-based investment firm and innovation center to help develop a circular economy. The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag and Every Bottle Back are two major initiatives that she addresses. In addition, Daly discusses other

Video Forum: Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer

Video Forum: Sharon Sternheim, Zitomer

New York City-based Zitomer offers a shopping experience unlike any other drug store in the U.S. In this week’s Video Forum, Sharon Sternheim, the company’s president, talks about some of the elements — among them, extensive assortments of high-end beauty and personal care products, toys and apparel, as well as consistently high levels of customer

Retailers are stepping up for the planet

Retailers are stepping up for the planet

Even as the swift spread of the Delta variant in the U.S. and other countries around the world brings renewed urgency to the battle against COVID-19, another, arguably graver, crisis continues to unfold. Climate change and its ability to wreak havoc on the natural environment is rapidly intensifying, a development that promises a time of

Omnichannel a key driver in Ahold Delhaize’s growth

Omnichannel a key driver in Ahold Delhaize’s growth

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Foresight and adaptability have been two distinguishing characteristics of Ahold Delhaize since its formation in 2016, and those qualities continued to serve the retailer well in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, as it negotiated COVID-induced market changes around the world. During the three months, net revenue reached €18.6 billion, up

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Elliott Rodgers, chief information officer at Ulta Beauty, tells this week’s Video Forum about the various ways the specialty retailer is bringing technology to bear to help realize its strategic objectives. Among the issues he addresses are the role of digital tools in business transformation, a collaborative approach to supply chain management, consumer-facing technology, and

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

  In this week’s Video Forum, Peggy Davies, who was recently confirmed as president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association after serving in the role on an interim basis since June 2020, discusses efforts to build on the legacy of her predecessor, Brian Sharoff. She also talks about COVID’s impact on the store brand business,

Reining in big business has its pitfalls

Reining in big business has its pitfalls

President Biden last month signed an executive order intended to limit the clout of big business and enhance competitive prospects for small and mid-sized companies. The sweeping document — which includes 72 specific elements, among them provisions instructing the Food and Drug Administration to clear the way for prescription drug imports from Canada (a very

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

In this week’s Video Forum, John O’Brien, who became president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council in June, addresses the challenges faced by the nation’s health care system and the role that biopharmaceutical products can play in addressing them. He discusses the importance of NPC’s research in highlighting the value of prescription

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