As the years pass, so does the carrying of the torch in the grocery business – from one generation to the next – across varying roles, companies and sectors. And as a growing number of these next-generation leaders move into bigger roles to help shape the industry, their perspectives and ways of dealing with industry issues – from better-for-you products to grocery technology – both new and continued are growing increasingly valuable and worthy of sharing.
Profiling the Next Generation of Grocery Leaders
In November, Progressive Grocer named 25 of the top talents under 40 across grocery retail, suppliers and service providers, all of whom make up the inaugural class of the GenNext Awards, and all of whom were profiled in-depth this month. We asked them to share what they believe the largest misconception about the grocery business is – and what the reality actually is in terms of how they see it. An overwhelming number of them had insights to share.
Here's what they had to say.