Category Archives: 2011 08 Article Archives

Dispensing greater value

Grocers are using technology and their wellness expertise to build pharmacy sales. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy By bolstering the visibility and efficiency of their … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Something to sink your teeth into

Specialty and image-enhancing products are growing segments within the oral care category. By Craig Levitt Baby Boomers are aging and health care costs continue … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Power in numbers

The decision to merge three shows into one could be a boost for the retail industry. But it is going to take a lot … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Fair for all

Fair Trade products may cost a little more, but increasingly consumers are willing to shell out the extra money knowing their purchase can affect … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

School’s in

With kids back in the classroom moms have to work extra hard to make sure they are eating healthy snacks— retailers can help. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A time for meat

Well-timed promotions and prominently displayed nutritional information are key drivers in helping beef up meat counter sales.   By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Promotions and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Future Forces: A new breed of retailer

Think about the possibilities of combining the best traits of two retailers. By Patrick Kiernan By now you may be living with one of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Addressing food production concerns

Technology is vital to maintaining a safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply. By Jeff Simmons In a world of increasing food insecurity, millions of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns

The power of brands

Despite private label pressure, national brands continue to influence the supermarket landscape. By Craig Levitt To paraphrase Mark Twain, the demise of national CPG … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

From the Publisher: Checking out

Albertsons’ decision to eliminate self-checkouts should get retailers thinking about the overall role of technology in their stores.   By Seth Mendelson I am … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns

State dinner

Attendees got the royal treatment at the Summer Fancy Food Show’s new venue in Washington, D.C. By Richard Turcsik Judging from the crowds, it … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Upfront

Talking Shop with… Jim Travis

The vice president of sales for the specialty coffee business at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares his thoughts on what the fast growing single-cup … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Scot Aitcheson

The vice president of Yale dealer sales for Yale Materials Handling Corp. says that changes in warehouse operations are driving lift truck design. What … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Working it out

Innovative workforce management solutions help grocers maximize staff productivity and bolster customer service. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Labor continues to account for about 40% … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Sounding Board: Five scary digits

A California Supreme Court ruling restricting retailers from collecting ZIP codes could lead to costly penalties and impact how consumer data is gathered going … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns

Getting on the brand wagon

Despite private label pressure, national brands continue to influence the supermarket landscape. By Craig Levitt To paraphrase Mark Twain, the demise of national CPG … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Center Store

Meat & Greet

Excellent meats, homemade prepared foods, local produce and groceries, plus outstanding customer service, are helping Edwards Food Giant carve out a niche. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Naturally chilly

Natural refrigerants, improved compressor technology and monitoring systems are among the advancements in refrigeration systems. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Like many of the foods … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations