Category Archives: 2010 09 Article Archives

Sounding Board: A nagging problem

It’s time to address the embarrassing issue of food deserts. By Len Lewis There are just some issues in the supermarket industry that won’t … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Right on Target

The giant mass merchandiser is boosting its nonfoods assortment and it is likely to pay off at the cash register. By Seth Mendelson In … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Stand-out design

Grocers are upgrading décor, lighting and other design elements to woo shoppers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Warm colors. Inviting layout. Energy-saving features. While these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Food Forum: Striking a balance

Robust market basket analysis can help retailers identify the right products to discount while protecting margins and market share. By Anthony Bruce Value shoppers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Jyoti Stephens

The director of sustainability and stewardship for Nature’s Path Foods discusses how eco-friendly packaging can benefit retailers and consumers. Tell us about your sustainable … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

An apple by any other name…

Shoppers seeking value and consistency are gravitating toward branded produce. By Craig Levitt In today’s economy, consumers are constantly struggling to find ways to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking shop with… Steve Roberts

The CEO of ShopText discusses ways to create and monetize a mobile couponing channel. What is ShopText Mobile? Steve Roberts: ShopText is a mobile … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Cold front

New and drastically improved items are transforming the frozen dinner case. By Richard Turcsik On tonight’s menu: Chopped Beef Steak, featuring tender chopped beef … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Tech assessment

It has been an interesting year in retail technology as budgets begin to loosen up and grocers eye customer- pleasing applications. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Cry me a river… of sales

The continued interest in home cooking and the growing popularity of ethnic dishes have increased the demand for all types of onions. By Craig … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: The many flavors of Hispanic consumers

This growing demographic has a wide range of cooking styles and taste preferences. By Joseph Pérez Many years ago, the Hispanic community was relegated to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

HBC gets noticed

Retailers that arrange their HBC assortments to better meet their customers’ needs can succeed in this challenging category. By Craig Levitt Objective observers are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Healthy glow

Natural personal care products are performing well in the supermarket channel as suppliers expand price points and offer spa-type products. By Carol Radice When … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

An Independent Voice: Never stop learning

Walking the aisles and listening to customers, suppliers and co-workers provides a real education. By Jane Olszeski Tortola One of the most powerful lessons … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

On Point: Hurry up and think!

By-the-book innovation is a pretty silly idea. By Tom Weir The reigning concept in business thinking today seems to be innovation, and there is … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Performance driven

A dedication to servicing independents and a genuine passion for community service are among the gears driving wholesaler Nash Finch Co.’s well-oiled machine. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories