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I squeezed one super session presentation into my agenda at NRF two weeks ago. The CIO of Groupe Casino laid out his company's transformational effort with SAP Retail, focusing on omnichannel precision retailing. Earlier today my colleague Leslie Hand invited me to a meeting with Modiv Media at the Stop & Shop around the corner from IDC. Here's my take on the contrasts and similarities of what I saw from across the pond and around the corner.


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Wal-Mart announced at a Washington, DC press conference on January 20th that it will reduce added sugar content by 10 percent and added salt content by 25 percent and remove all remaining industrially produced trans-fats and partially hydrogenated oils in its private label food products by 2015. Michelle Obama was there to draw attention to the news' relevance to her campaign against childhood obesity. Bentonville needs IT to set the table. Will Wal-Mart run the table? Here's our assessment.


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Wal-Mart announced at a Washington, DC press conference on January 20th that it will reduce added sugar content by 10 percent and added salt content by 25 percent and remove all remaining industrially produced trans-fats and partially hydrogenated oils in its private label food products by 2015. Michelle Obama was there to draw attention to the news' relevance to her campaign against childhood obesity. Bentonville needs IT to set the table. Will Wal-Mart run the table? Here's our assessment.


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At the risk of laboring too long in the shameful self-promotion department here at IDC Retail Insights, I have to draw your attention to the educational panel session on collective intelligence I'm moderating at NRF next week. The session runs from 1:45 to 2:45 Tuesday afternoon. Click here for details. Collective intelligence combines social media, analytics, and research to bring your customer's point of view to bear on merchandising, product innovation and introduction, private label, and marketing decis



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