Category Archives: 2010 10 Article Archives

Retail executive of the year

The center store gets a makeover under the direction of Shawne Murphy Johnson, Supervalu’s group vice president of brand strategy and marketing. By John … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

An Independent Voice: A few simple rules

A family business can be a wonderful thing, but everyone needs to follow some guidelines to make it work. By Jane Olszeski Tortola The … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Looking inside the box

A marketing gimmick shows that creating the right mystique can grab consumers’ attention and more sales. By Seth Mendelson I got a neat product … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking shop with… Jim Ritchie

The president of CHEP Americas says that the transportation industry is recovering, but companies are being cautious about adding capacity. Grocery Headquarters: What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Minding their business intelligence

By taking an integrated approach to managing corporate data, grocers are primed to make smarter business decisions. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy As grocers try … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Talking shop with… Juan Romero

The president and CEO of api(+) says the foodie phenomenon is sparking changes in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: What are some of the most … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Natural instincts

The natural and organic pet set is growing by leaps and bounds as pet owners focus on what their pets eat and practice preventative … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Technology in the aisles

New products and software are making a big difference at retail chains. Can merchants learn how to harness the power of new technologies? By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

One to grow on

With Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom as a backdrop, the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit takes center stage in Orlando. By Craig Levitt A … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Waves of grain

Ready-to-eat cereal suppliers add fiber and antioxidants to appeal to shoppers who want a healthy start to their mornings. By Craig Levitt It’s the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Sounding Board: Political fallout

As executives at Target discovered, a political donation can be a land mine for any retailer. By Len Lewis Free speech is the cornerstone … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

Attracting “A-List” Shoppers

In Little Rock, those in-the-know know Terry’s Finer Foods. By Richard Turcsik Looking for the su­per­­market version of Cheers? Drop in at Terry’s Finer … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Pour it on

While beer is heavily promoted throughout the summer, consistent merchandising can bring steady sales all year long. By Nora Caley While beer and barbecues … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Food Forum: Building consumer confidence

While the U.S. has been slower to adopt traceability legislation than Europe, it is only a matter of time before similar rules affect retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

Rediscovering the spud

The low-carb diet fad continues to fade and potatoes are once again rising to the top of shoppers’ grocery lists. By Craig Levitt Robert … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Equipment evolution

From total design overhauls to energy-saving equipment upgrades, smart supermarket operators continually invest in their stores. By Kim Ann Zimmermann While it may not … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sensible snacking

Innovative, healthier-for-you options are keeping interest in the natural snack category high. By Carol Radice At first glance, lentils, black beans and seaweed might … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Future Forces: Eradicating food deserts

The industry should be proud of what it has done so far to improve access to affordable nutritious food, but there is more work … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

High on the Hog

Rising consumption and innovative new products are boosting pork sales and margins. By Richard Turcsik Fewer little piggies are going to market than last … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sweet sensations

Sweetpotato or sweet potato? By Craig Levitt It may seem like an insignificant difference, but for the growers and shippers of the vegetable it … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Long-lasting energy

Vitamins, supplements and energy drinks are boosting the bottom line. By Nora Caley Consumers need nutrition and energy and they are willing to spend … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Wellness Forum: Talking calories

Grocers can help consumers get a better handle on how much they are eating. By Cary Silvers Americans have a curious relationship with calories. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns, Selling Wellness