Author Archives: Seth Mendelson

About Seth Mendelson

Seth Mendel­son is the pub­lisher and edi­to­r­ial direc­tor of Mac­fad­den Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, over­see­ing mul­ti­ple titles across many key cat­e­gories. Seth has been a jour­nal­ist since grad­u­at­ing from Syra­cuse Uni­ver­sity in 1980. He was a sports­writer and newswriter for Gan­nett News­pa­pers, before becom­ing an edi­tor at Mass Mar­ket Retail­ers, Non­foods Mer­chan­dis­ing and Super­mar­ket Busi­ness. Also, Seth was pre­vi­ously edi­tor in chief of Retail Mer­chan­diser. He has been quoted in a num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions, includ­ing The Wall Street Jour­nal, The New York Times and many regional newspapers.

Bright spot

For the stodgy old oral care category, things are really not too bad. That is especially true if your name is Procter & Gamble, … Continue reading

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Selling Coffins

You know that Costco sells coffins…Yes, coffins. Sounds a bit odd but that is the way the chain has made its mark in retail. … Continue reading

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The great race

What is going to be the iPod of the book industry? We should have the answer over the next few months and certainly within … Continue reading

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The End of the Recession

What does the tail end of a recession look like?   The grocery industry is about to find out and there are a few … Continue reading

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A toy story

How bad is this lingering recession? So bad that Wal-Mart and Target are locked in a bitter battle for consumers’ hearts, minds and, most … Continue reading

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Getting in the game

Many years ago I had the privilege of working as a press spokesman for a politician running for office in New York state. One … Continue reading

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Golden opportunity

Where do consumers want to purchase their pet food products and pet supply products? More importantly, what factors are driving shoppers to buy pet … Continue reading

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Going to the Show

Are you going to FMI FutureConnect? Probably not, I bet. But you should be. The show, held from Oct. 12-14 in Dallas, promises to … Continue reading

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Shoppers never forget

Sometimes retailers need to remember that it is often the products on the shelves that end up making the biggest difference in the consumer’s … Continue reading

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Nonfoods news

Soft skinCanus Goat Milk is introducing four body butters that combine moisturizing properties of fresh goat’s milk with the natural richness of soybean oils, … Continue reading

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