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In this Issue

A Healthy Dose of Sweets

Consumers want better-for-you sweets and desserts to balance healthy eating when satisfying their indulgences.

Equipped for Change

The latest equipment, design and operations products and services will be on display at FMI Connect this month.

Food Desert Pains

Changing population and shopping patterns are causing scores of supermarkets to close across small-town America.

Food Forum: Tastemakers and Trendsetters

Millennials want natural and organic food products from non-GMO sources.

Food Forum: Where Traditional Meets Digital

Retailers must learn how to engage shoppers based on their actual preferences and behaviors.

Foreign Food Fare

International cuisines are front-and-center on consumers’ dinner plates.

From the Publisher: Taste Versus Waist

Has the battle between taste and health has taken a big turn in one direction?

Giants of General Merchandise

General Merchandise Trailblazer Award winners are champions of new product development and merchandising that help their categories thrive.

Girl (Un)Interrupted

The conversation around feminine care has expanded, leading to a more knowledgeable consumer base with informed demands.

Making the Right Connection

FMI Connect provides opportunities to learn from the industry’s leading suppliers.

Nonfoods Talk: Vaping by the Rules

New FDA guidelines mean the vaping industry needs to develop the right mix of production and marketing plans.

Party Time, Summer Style

Retailers can inspire shoppers searching for dishes to serve or share at summertime gatherings by putting a fresh spin on their produce displays.

Putting on the Ritzy

Hundreds of exhibitors are gearing up to display their gourmet wares at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.

Sales Review: Avocados

Cinco de Mayo and Super Bowl are the top avocado selling time periods.

Sounding Board: Maximizing Minimum Wage

It is up to employers to motivate employees, no matter what minimum wage reaches.

Spotlight On: Daymon Worldwide

Building a retailer’s private label sales is in Daymon Worldwide’s DNA.

Steel Town Girls

By sticking to local work ethic and common-sense sensibilities, family-owned McGinnis Sisters hammers out a successful niche in the Pittsburgh market.

Talking Shop with... Bob Sewall

Bob Sewall, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Blount Fine Foods, says quality is driving ready-to-eat soup sales.

Talking Shop with... Kon Ostaficiuk

Kon Ostaficiuk, president of Camber Pharmaceuticals, says technology allows the pharmacist to spend more quality-time assisting patients.

Talking Shop with... Steve Saraf

Steve Saraf, vice president of sales for U.S. Alliance Paper, says private label paper goods sales growth has outpaced that of national brands.
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