As the publication does each year, Fortune magazine named the “100 best companies to work for” in its April/May issue. Many of the usual suspects — Hewlett Packard, Marriott, Bank of America, FedEx, Hyatt Hotels, American Express, Genentech — made the list. More surprising was the exclusion of all but a precious few mass retailers.
Rodney McMullen’s presence at the NACDS Annual Meeting late last month helped energize an event already noteworthy for the high level of intensity evident among attendees eager to get back to doing business in person. The chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger, the nation’s leading operator of traditional supermarkets and a burgeoning power in