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How Family Food Businesses Stay Ahead of Grocery Chain Behemoths

How Family Food Businesses Stay Ahead of Grocery Chain Behemoths

Jenai Sullivan Wall, chairman and CEO of Foodland Super Market Ltd. Nov 1. 2019 North America’s retail industry has become a case study for rapid disruption. Now dominated by major players like Amazon, Walmart and Costco, mom-and-pop grocery chains are ...

How Family Food Businesses Stay Ahead of Grocery Chain Behemoths

How Family Food Businesses Stay Ahead of Grocery Chain Behemoths

North America’s retail industry has become a case study for rapid disruption. Now dominated by major players like Amazon, Walmart and Costco, mom-and-pop grocery chains are increasingly rare. However, some family businesses have adopted the innovative culture of their larger rivals to stay ahead.

Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy

Selling the Family Business: Letting Go While Preserving a Legacy

Nov 05 - 09. 2018
“I’ve worked in the company for the last 42 years. And I never until this year even imagined the possibility that we might think about selling.” That’s what Don Graham, the head of the legendary Washington Post, told reporters shortly after he announced the sale of the family business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Beating the Third Generation Curse

Beating the Third Generation Curse

Oct 22 - 26. 2018
German immigrant Bernhard Stroh came to America in 1849 armed with little more than a recipe for making beer. The beer was so popular that he set up a brewery shortly before the First World War. By 1980 it had grown to become America’s third largest beer company. At its height in the 1980s, the Stroh family’s wealth was estimated at $9 billion by Forbes. It was all lost by the early 2000s.

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

The Unique Investing Approach of Indian Family Office RNT Associates

Image Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com After 20 years of leading India’s largest family business, Tata Sons’ Ratan Naval Tata took a surprising step after retirement. He set up family office RNT Associates as a private investment vehicle to invest in startups eme...

How to Create a Fair Family Business

How to Create a Fair Family Business

Sep 03 - 07. 2018
Creating an equitable workplace is a challenge many businesses face. For family-owned businesses, the challenge can be amplified. Hiring and promoting family members isn’t necessarily wrong, but when handled poorly it could create ill will with non-family employees.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Succession Planning

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Succession Planning

Sep 03 - 07. 2018
Besides growing and sustaining a business, the biggest challenge entrepreneurs face is succession planning. Making a decision on succession is as daunting as it is necessary. The complexity is compounded when the business is family owned and the successors are likely to be the next generation.

How to Keep the Next Gen Engaged in the Family Business

How to Keep the Next Gen Engaged in the Family Business

Aug 27 - 31. 2018
In his book “Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family,” prolific author and family advisor James Hughes Jr. maintains that family businesses are too preoccupied with taxation and governance when their primary focus should be developing human capital. In other words, he believes families must prepare and mentor the next generation to create leaders that can help the business survive.

Succession Case Study: Dalian Wanda Group

Succession Case Study: Dalian Wanda Group

Wang Jianlin Founder - Dalian Wanda Group The struggles of China’s richest entrepreneur offer a case study in succession planning for wealthy families and family-run businesses across the world. Billionaire Wang Jianlin, the founder o...

IKEA: Lessons in Preserving a Legacy

IKEA: Lessons in Preserving a Legacy

July 02 - 06. 2018
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was one of the richest men in the world when he passed away in early 2018. Over the course of his nearly 74-year career, Kamprad managed to redefine the global retail sector and create one of the world’s most recognizable brands. A long-term thinker with a unique strategy, Kamprad left behind an estate structured to preserve the business he spent a lifetime creating.

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