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Armed to the Teeth

Consumers will do more than brush their teeth if retailers offer the right mix of oral care products. Oral care is one of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Appointment-only General Merchandise

The GMDC 2015 General Merchandise Marketing Conference is designed to enhance the supplier/retailer relationship. Global Market Development Center (GMDC) wants its members to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Wishing Well(ness)

The dietary supplement category has some challenges, but consumers are still trying new products. Nutritional supplement users are not going to let some bad … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness, Uncategorized

Vapor, but few clouds

The outlook for the electronic cigarette category is growth, increased consumer interest and a few potential regulations. The electronic cigarette and vaping category is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Take the long way home

This year’s International Home + Housewares Show adds an exhibitor preview and, as always, the latest product offerings.    There will be new blood … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Feminine wiles

Women seek feminine care information and community online, then buy products in-store. There are still some places where menstruation is a taboo subject. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Honing in on housewares

Innovation and changing consumer habits are providing grocers with renewed life in the housewares category.    “Do or do not, there is no try.” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The high tech drug counter

Pharmacies are adapting to a changing environment. There is much more going on in the retail pharmacy world than counting pills and filling prescriptions. Retail … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The natural side of nonfoods

Consumers are seeking natural alternatives in the GM and HBC aisles.  There are many ways to soothe skin, clean the house and treat the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Vape ‘em if you got ‘em

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are innovating, not waiting, as the rulemaking process continues.  When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its proposed rules concerning … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

What to expect from FMI Connect

The Food Marketing Institute brings a revamped, annual show to Chicago.  The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) wants retail food professionals to see the future, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Upfront

Watch your mouth

The oral care category continues to grow with innovation. Years ago, the choices in oral care amounted to white (regular toothpaste) or blue/green (mint … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

For tobacco, change is in the air

E-cigarette companies continue to innovate the category, all the while waiting for the FDA to regulate them. The electronic cigarette industry is still young, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

NACS is smokin’

The rapidly growing smokeless tobacco category figures to generate much excitement at the NACS Show. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first-ever … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Frozen in time

Consumers are improving their diets and frozen food manufacturers are taking notice.  Consumers’ desire to eat healthy has had a chilling effect on frozen … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Getting on board

Working with commodity boards can go a long way toward helping retailers boost sales.  Produce sales are strong in the spring and summer, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Packed…and ready to move

Innovations in packaging answer consumer demand for sustainability, freshness and safety. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Thanks for stopping by

The Global Market Development Center launches the GMDC365 web portal to help buyers and suppliers connect.   Retail buyers will soon sit through fewer PowerPoint … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

What a (greeting) card

New and innovative products from greeting cards manufacturers are keeping the category alive and ticking. Nobody wishes their spouse a happy anniversary on Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Off the rack

Grocery remains a significant source of single-copy magazine sales. Consumers may be absorbed in all of the reading material available on digital readers, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Produce(ing) a new start

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, often creating opportunities for retailers to promote fresh fruits and vegetables. After indulging in delectable treats … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Wellnes sales flout science

Sales in the wellness category remain strong, despite recent research questioning organics’ health benefits. Ever since organic foods made it onto retailer shelves, all … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Clean sweep

Cleaning product manufacturers say consumers are always on the lookout for items that will make their lives easier. It turns out spring cleaning is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Stand by your brand

Marketing branded produce is different from marketing branded items in other sections of the store. While consumers are aware of various packaged goods brands, … Continue reading

Posted in Focus on Fresh