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In this Issue

A Frosty Reception

Innovative new products and merchandising opportunities are poised to make March’s National Frozen Food Month as unforgettable as a favorite song.

A Helping Hand for Housewares

With a little TLC, retailers can reap huge rewards from the housewares department.

A Lone Star

With a wide selection, discount prices, spotless stores and outstanding service from its employee-owners, WinCo Foods hits a retailing homerun.

Focusing on Pharmacists

A good personality should be part of a pharmacist’s skill set.

Food Forum: A Digital Dilemma

Retailers need an online presence, but it may be costing them sales.

Food Forum: Launching a Modern e-Grocery Experience

A lack of proper planning and training can result in an underachieving website.

Food Forum: Put an “I” in Your Team

IDDBA offers five ways to motivate employees in 2017 and beyond.

From the Publisher: A Long Way to Go?

Amazon is pulling out all the stops—and checkout aisles—to make its presence felt in the grocery industry.

Honoring the Wellness Pioneers

The eighth annual Selling Wellness Trailblazer Awards put a spotlight on some of the most influential voices in the category.

I Robotics

How much will technology change the in-store experience?

Keeping Up the Kitchen

Reliable, efficient and flexible equipment is the first step toward capturing consumers’ taste buds—and dollars.

Nonfoods Forum: Building Housewares

There are tools and opportunities available to supermarkets that want to improve their housewares offerings.

Nonfoods Talk: The Science of Selling Skin Care

Going beyond the basics is vital for retailers looking to make a difference in the health and beauty aisle.

Not Just Smoke, or Vapor, and Mirrors

Despite new rules and industry consolidation, the tobacco and electronic cigarette categories remain strong.

Revamped Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions will be top of mind for shoppers as they browse the store—leading them right to the produce department.

Sales Review: Deli

Prepared foods is the biggest dollar generator within the deli, and prepared chicken remains the top-selling item in the category.

Sales Review: Potatoes

Russets rule the potato roost, accounting for more than 43 percent of sales.

Sounding Board: Waiting on Washington

It is time to dial down the political rhetoric in favor of economic logic regarding issues facing the retail industry.

Spotlight On: Trion Industries

Trion Industries creates products that result in labor savings and reduced product shrink.

Spurring Spud Sales

Sprucing up the potato offerings, as well as creative merchandising, can heat up sales during sluggish months.
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