Category Archives: 2010 12 Article Archives

Almost Heaven

With its whimsical décor, local crafts, hard-to-find groceries, Black Angus meats and “gianormous” homemade cookies, Betty’s Country Store is a shopper’s nirvana. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Fresh game plan

Super Bowl Sunday can be a winner in the fresh aisles, but it takes some planning by retailers to ensure victory. By Elizabeth Louise … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Wiping up

Private label products, consumer buying habits and environmentally friendly offerings continue to shape the consumer paper goods industry. By Craig Levitt Supermarkets are losing … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Frozen food sales warming up

Products that address specific health & lifestyle issues are giving the category a boost. By Carol Radice Shoppers seeking healthier options have traditionally avoided … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Sounding Board: Getting a dressing down

As the first provisions of health care reforms begin to take effect, some industry executives express concerns about higher costs and hidden requirements. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Health care debate

As the first provisions of health care reforms begin to take effect, some industry executives express concerns about higher costs and hidden requirements. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Making products P-O-P

Point-of-purchase fixtures, displays and shelving are helping retailers call attention to new items, highlight healthy options and stock product faster. By Kim Ann Zimmermann … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

An Independent Voice: Putting people first

When independent grocers connect with their employees, everyone wins. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Many of the most successful supermarket retailers that I know have … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Slick self-service options

As staffing remains lean, grocers are using advanced self-service checkouts and kiosks to augment customer service. By Deena m. Amato-McCoy Successful su­permarkets have learned … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Snack on

Salty snacks sales are on the rise and snacking events like the Super Bowl can help retailers improve other categories within the center store. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Food Forum: Clean matters

While promotions and incentives can attract new customers, cleanliness is crucial if you want them to become regulars. By Bobbi King Customers choose the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Mike Stout

The director of new business development for Save-A-Lot says the company plans to double its grocery network over the next five years. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Crisp & creamy

Packaged salads and refrigerated dressings are popular with consumers looking for healthy and convenient meal ideas. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt When the economy took … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: The bedbugs are biting

Bedbugs have reappeared in many locations. Is this an opportunity for grocery stores? By Seth Mendelson Those nasty bedbugs are biting everyone and everywhere. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Future Forces: Food as medicine

While more Americans are making healthier choices at the supermarket, there is room for improvement. How can grocers help shoppers make the connection between … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: The good times ahead

An improving economy could actually spell trouble for the grocery industry. How can retailers position themselves to benefit from an economic recovery? By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns