2013 Independent Grocers Financial Survey

The National Grocers Association (NGA) has released its 2013 Independent Grocers Financial Survey, saying that "independent grocers capitalized on the improvements in the economy and posted an average net profit before taxes of 1.65 percent in fiscal year 2012, up…

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SBA launches tool to clarify ACA employer mandate

The Small Business Administration has launched an online tool that seeks to clarify the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate, saying businesses will not be able to avoid the law's costs by cutting full-time employees to part-time hours because the government…

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Led by digital, coupon use is on the rise

Coupon use is increasing, according to NCH Marketing Services, with double-digit growth of digital distribution and redemption, though free-standing inserts still command 91.1% of the market. "For marketers, it's about finding the right media mix and defining the coupon characteristics…

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