Category Archives: 2011 03 Article Archives

A matter of convenience

Supermarkets feel the squeeze as convenience stores and dollar stores add more groceries to their mix. By Richard Turcsik Well, isn’t this convenient? Just … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Catch a rising Star

By emphasizing service, fresh meat, local products and its pharmacy, Star Super Market offers Huntsville, Ala. residents an out-of-this-world shopping experience. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

The president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) says nearly 3,000 confectionery items are introduced in the U.S. each year, more than any other … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Double duty

Loss prevention equipment is going beyond catching the misdeeds of shoppers and employees. Cameras, monitors and other devices are also helping to improve customer … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Where the boys are

Thanks to an influx of male shoppers and value- based products, the men’s grooming category continues to grow. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy For years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Feeling the power

Rather than go the way of photo/film, the batteries category is re-inventing itself as consumer needs change. by Seth Mendelson The retail industry can … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Who shall lead?

The recent medical leave of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs pushes succession planning to the forefront. By Len Lewis I like to think that companies … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Flower power

New varieties of orchids are easier to grow and can fit into any budget. By P. Allen Smith Over the past several years, floral … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Winter Wonderland

The aisles of the Fancy Food Show were bedecked with the latest in gourmet offerings. By Richard Turcsik In mid-January, while the Eastern half … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Upfront

On Point: Here today, gone tomorrow

Could your brand end up on the auction block? By Tom Weir As 2010 was drawing to a close, a group of people gathered … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Wellness Forum: How men shop

By Cary Silvers Many retailers know that their success is determined by their ability to be ahead of the curve on trends and consumer … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

A united front

By focusing on enterprise-wide data integration, supermarket chains are primed to boost customer service and profitability. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy While supermarket exec­utives are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Kids zone

By offering the latest kid-focused products, along with exciting promotions and events, retailers can turn the produce department into a tool in the battle … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Baby steps

Not all parents are fully committed to the wellness category when they shop for themselves, but they are more interested in organic and healthy … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Making house(wares) calls

From food preparation tools to candles, housewares can thrive in the grocery channel if the category is properly planned and promoted. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Bagging more sales

In addition to its functional role, packaging can help make prepared foods tastier and more attractive to shoppers. By Craig Levitt At its most … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

More than just salt of the earth

Spices and seasonings infuse foods with flavor and retailers with profits. By Craig Levitt There is no question that Americans’ palates are be­coming more … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Center Store

An Independent Voice: Barking up the right tree

Some independents are giving pet owners a treat by creating outstanding pet sets that go beyond the traditional offerings. By Jane Olszeski Tortola During … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Netting new ideas

An ocean full of merchandising opportunities awaits attendees of the International Boston Seafood Show. By Richard Turcsik According to the recently re­leased 2010 Dietary … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Begging for more

The natural pet set has expanded beyond food to include treats, toys, cat litter and more. By Carol Radice Sit. Stay. Stay healthy. While … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Showing support

Commodity boards assist growers, packers and shippers with product research, marketing campaigns and legislative oversight, which helps retailers build sales and brand loyalty. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh