The Mobile Moment: Satisfying Shoppers’ Appetite for Apps

Smartphones and apps are the baby boom of the 21st century. Today, there are more than 1 billion smartphones in use around the world and 56 billion app downloads each ...

Grilling Up Sales

Now that summer has officially arrived, grilling season is in full swing. People of all ages, cooks and non-cooks alike, love to get outside and grill. As recent events at ...

Engaging the Reluctant Sampler

We’ve all seen the shopper who looks at your cart several times, but still passes on by without stopping. Though you can’t expect to get every shopper to try every ...

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Summer Has Arrived!

Summer is one of the best times of the year. The days ...

Global Industry News

As retailers in Mexico are learning, bigger isn’t always better. The top ...

By the Numbers

82 The percentage of US households that own a grill 700 Million ...

A Taste of the Season: Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce

Adapted from Bon Appétit Grilling brings out the sweet flavor of these ...

Latest News

Wishing a Fond Farewell to One of Our OTO Stars

Lead Sales Advisor Hilde Frantz celebrated two big milestones recently. She was honored for her 10-year anniversary with One to One on May 28th and celebrated her retirement on May 31st. Hilde has been a fixture in the northern Ohio area, and in particular at store # 204 in North Royalton, for years. Giant Eagle […]

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One to One Sales Manager Named Interactions Associate of the Month

Vice President Shari Robinson and the entire team at One to One Interactions would like to congratulate Sales Manager Denise Arrigo on being named the Interactions Associate of the Month for May 2013. Denise was nominated for exemplifying the People, Passion, Performance behavior of Mutual Respect, one of the keys to our company beliefs.   Denise was nominated by […]

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Sparking Up Your Sales – Part II

In the first part of this series, we heard from retail sales experts on the importance of knowing your product and understanding your customer to help drive sales. This time, our experts address two issues that at first may not seem directly related to selling, but in fact can make a huge difference in your […]

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Safety First: June is National Safety Month!

When we think of safety at our events, it usually relates to food. We know the importance of preventing cross-contamination, keeping a clean work station, changing our gloves regularly, maintaining proper temperatures, etc. But it’s important to keep in mind there is another piece to safety that is equally important when performing our events—your wellbeing. […]

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The Secret is Out!

Pop Secret recently introduced a new line of popcorn that pops up sweet and crunchy in the microwave. Giant Eagle was chosen as the initial exclusive retailer before the products hit other stores shelves. To give the new line, which includes Kettle Corn and Caramel Corn, the debut it deserved, Pop Secret enlisted the help of […]

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Happy Summer, and Welcome to Sunny June!

While I normally use the newsletter to tell you about the exciting events we have coming up, this month I’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge that we did not make your lives very easy in the past weeks. We had a number of last-minute requests from Giant Eagle that turned out to be […]

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Setting the Standard of Excellence with Every Event

We are now entering the peak summer months when our event activities really heat up. As things start to get busier, it’s important for all of us to stay focused on creating an enjoyable shopping experience for Meijer shoppers, driving sales and providing the excellent service Meijer has come to depend on from Elite Marketing […]

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Thanks for making Retail News Insider an award-winning publication!

This month, I’m excited to announce that Retail News Insider was recently honored with the Gold Award of Excellence for Best Newsletter of 2013 by The International Academy of Visual Art’s recognition program, The Communicator Awards. The Award of Excellence, the organization’s highest honor, is given to innovative entries that create a lasting impact and represent […]

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Global Industry News

A recent study revealed that older adults spend proportionally more of their income on food, beverages and non-prescription health products than people under 60. Though they tend to buy fewer items overall, they spend more per item. – A.T. Kearney and The Consumer Goods Forum 94 percent of U.K. consumers report changing their spending habits […]

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Social Media Marketing: Harnessing the Power of the People

Though social networking is often seen as a somewhat frivolous, leisure-time activity, the reality is that the hundreds of millions of social media connections that occur on these sites every day represent significant potential opportunities for retailers and CPGs to make—or lose—customers. The meteoric rise of the integration of social media into our daily lives […]

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