Non-Food for Thought

2Aug, 2019

Capitalizing on Back-to-School Selling

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Naomi SleeperVice President Continuous Improvement and Strategic InitiativesImperial Distributors   It’s the height of one of my most nostalgic shopping seasons: Back to School! According to Deloitte’s 2019 Back-to-School Survey, over 52% of

1Jul, 2019

Battery Trends Powering Innovation

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Naomi SleeperVice President Continuous Improvement and Strategic InitiativesImperial Distributors   In today’s digitally powered world, battery life implies convenience for the consumer. For rechargeable batteries (e.g. lithium-ion) in cell phones and laptops and

5Apr, 2019

The Thriving Growth of CBD

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Naomi SleeperVice President Continuous Improvement and Strategic InitiativesImperial Distributors   Last year’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim featured cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, as a top trend in

4Mar, 2019

Applying an innovation mindset to the fundamentals of success in GM and HBW

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Naomi SleeperDirector,  Productivity ImprovementImperial Distributors   Last month, I attended the 2019 Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Mid-Winter Executive Conference. The need for supermarkets to innovate with an entrepreneurial mindset permeated as a theme

1Feb, 2019

Competing in Convenience

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Naomi SleeperDirector,  Productivity ImprovementImperial Distributors   In today’s fast-paced digital age, instant gratification and convenience reign. Consumers now expect to do more in less time. As “the ultimate currency,” according to Nielsen, convenience