Post Categories: June 2013

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

jun-13-awardThis 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 the best in their field. We are honored to join the winner’s circle with other companies like Disney, Toyota, American Airlines, American Express, U.S. Bank, and NASA.

The success of Retail News Insider is thanks in large part to your contributions and support of this publication. Based on your valuable feedback and insights, each month, we strive to deliver the best content possible to help you, our valued retail associates and partners, innovate and excel. It is your commitment to be the best that fuels our commitment to excellence as well.

To that end, we have another exciting and engaging issue for you this month. First, we explore the growing influence of social media on shoppers and investigate how retailers and CPGs can harness the power of information shared on these sites. We also take a look at how Sales Advisors can help make sure shoppers “got milk” as we celebrate National Dairy Month, and share tips on engaging shoppers by building relationships in our regular “From the Front Lines” feature.

As always, be sure to check out the back cover for a look at retail industry headlines from around the globe, our always interesting “By the Numbers” feature and this month’s “Taste of the Season” recipe—an easy, no-bake strawberry cheesecake that’s sure to have you coming back for seconds.

Once again, I thank you for your continued support and hope you enjoy this issue of Retail News Insider. If you know of any colleagues who might be interested in receiving a copy, please send us a note to

Thanks for you all you do and have a great month!


Jeff Engel
Senior Vice President

The U.S. Retail Team