With traditional category management, retailers consider every category in the store as its own little business, with its own P&L and strategy. A new way to look at things: Focus on specific destination categories to achieve maximum attention and profit.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!