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Team High Five

“Burt Flickinger is the Best Consultant in Retail - The World's Leading Retail Expert. Period.” 

-Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor, “Money & Markets”, The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalNBC

“Burt Flickinger is the most insightful observer, or, more accurately, participant in retail.”

-David Dillon, Chairman & CEO, Kroger & Fred Meyer: Food & Pharmacy Marketplace stores, multi-department supercenters, Price Impact warehouse stores, fuel centers (best multi-format retail chain CEO in U.S. for 20 years)


“Burt Flickinger is a retail genius.”

-Maria Bartiromo, Emmy award-winning journalist, MORNINGS with MARIA, Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street, Fox Business Network; Closing Bell, On the Money with Maria Bartiromo, CNBC Business News

“Burt Flickinger is the smartest in retail, and always great!”

-Neil Cavuto, SVP, Anchor & Managing Editor, Cavuto on Business, Cavuto: Coast to Coast, and Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network; Managing Editor, NBC Business News; Executive Editor, CNBC Business News; Reporter, Nightly Business Report, PBS; New York City Bureau Chief; Award-winning, best-selling author, More Than Money and Your Money or Your Life

"Burt Flickinger always has the greatest insight and is the brightest mind I know in the business."

-Bob Niedt, Award-winning On-Line Editor & Columnist, Kiplinger 

"Burt Flickinger is like 'Nostradamus' in his ability to predict the future of retail."


-Ken Clark, Editor, Chain Store Age

“Burt Flickinger is the expert in all things retail and food.”

-Pimm Fox, Award-winning business journalist and news anchor, Taking Stock, Think Tank, P&L with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz, Bloomberg Radio

"Burt, thank you for your remarks about our company. They were both humbling and inspiring to all of us. Our team has great admiration for you and your organization, and we will work hard to live up to your predictions!"


-Colleen Wegman, President & CEO, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

"Burt, I always enjoy hearing your observations on strategic and competitive issues in the country. Thanks for playing that special role for the industry."


-Charles C. Butt, Chairman of the Board, CEO, H-E-B Grocery Company

"Burt, you are so very thoughtful and a joy to know. Not only did you and your team give us great feedback, you also helped keep Casey's independent for more success."


-Bob Myers, President & CEO, Casey's General Stores, Inc.

"Burt, it was a real pleasure to spend time with you at Albertsons Corporate in Boise. I can see why you are a 'legend' in the industry!"

-Justin C. Dye, COO, CAO, Chief Strategy Officer, Albertsons-Safeway, Inc.

"Thank you for all you do! You and your sister Catherine really get it! PROVEN WINNERS! You’re the best!”

-Digit D. Murphy, President & General Manager, Toronto Six, NWHL Franchise, and #1 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Career Wins, 2-time CWHL Champion General Manager & Head Coach

"Thank you for all you do to help all the women athletes in the NCAA and the Pros; you’re incredible!”

-Hall of Fame Coach Richie M. Moran, 3-Time NCAA Champion Men's Lacrosse Head Coach, Cornell University; Author of It's Great To Be Here!

"Thank you for your SRG presentation to REBNY. Our people love you guys; you're great!"

-Chase B. Welles, Vice Chairman, REBNY, and Board Member, Retail & Commercial Real Estate Board of New York, with Jeff Brotman, Co-Founder, Costco

"Thank you for helping the union workers at P&C and Tops to stay at their jobs with your support, and thank you for helping to keep my mother in Korea alive. You are such a nice, gentle, generous person."

-Sung Anderson, Hourly Full-Time Cashier, UFCW Local One, Groton, NY

"Burt Flickinger is a multidimensional person with interests galore! What an honor it was to have him present on The Accelerating Retail Ice Age at the Baraboo Vail Annual Conference."


-Richard S. Strong, Founder, Baraboo Growth Annual Vail Conference, with David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Research, Dr. Harald B. Malmgren of Malmgren Global, LLC, and global thought leaders

"I must say we all really enjoy your presentations. Your background and research are amazing."

-Jay T. McCormack, CEO, Rio Ranch Market and Board of Directors Vice Chairman, Unified Grocers

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Our Supported SRG Testimonials

"Burt, as always, dead-on target with your comments on Trader Joe's stats in a rhythm of retail that provides the best bargains and best quality in a fun, offbeat and zany way. You are always the voice of reason."


-Phil Smith, Executive Vice President of Procurement & Chief Marketing Officer, Unified Grocers

"Go Burt Flickinger! Nobody knows retail better than you!"

- Tracy Byrnes, CFDA, Fox Business Network Anchor and Contributor, UBS Financial Advisor focused on women, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

"Burt, thank you for your extremely impressive eulogy for Jim Belden (Owner, Operator & President, Super Duper Markets). What was most impressive is that someone connected with S.M. Flickinger, Inc. and Super Duper would travel so long to pay tribute to Jim after 35 years. I cannot tell you how much I respect that, and cannot thank you enough for being such a thoughtful person!" 


-Ron Belden, Super Duper Markets

"Burt, I always appreciate your thoughts and insights—speaking with you is always an education."


-Harry Brumpton, Mergers & Acquisitions Correspondent, Reuters, Bloomberg

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