Category Archives: 2011 11 Article Archives

Elevating private label

Retailers and manufacturers need to collaborate and innovate to take private label to the next level. By John Karolefski Private label has clearly been … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Food Safety Forum: Expanding the food safety net

While the Food Safety Modernization Act is a good start, a centralized database is needed to ensure food safety and protect the industry’s reputation. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns

From far, far away

Produce imports continue to grow, providing retailers with colorful, fresh product to expand their departments. There was a time, long ago, when the fruits … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Growing gluten-free

The gluten-free market is expected to double in the next four years. The biggest challenge facing retailers may be holding the attention of consumers. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

An Independent Voice: Learning and networking in Vegas

The upcoming NGA Show will offer expanded educational opportunities and partnerships. By Jane Olszeski Tortola For independent grocers small and large, the must-attend event … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns

Maximizing private label profits

Grocers can use private label products as a springboard to enhancing general merchandise and health and beauty care sales. The opportunity is there. Grocers … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Produce for a greater good

Growers and shippers put their best foot forward during the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition. As the produce industry … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Rising to the occasion

From breads and rolls to cakes and zucchini muffins, the in-store bakery continues to fill consumers’ desire for sweet and savory treats. In-store bakery … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Slam Dunkin’

New varieties, better-for-you offerings and line extensions of old favorites are making a splash in the cookies and crackers aisle. There is no unemployment … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Center Store

Nonfoods Talk: A pet story

The pet category offers retailers the potential for huge sales and profits, but they have to be willing to get into the game. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… George Ward

The director of off-premise accounts for the Boston Beer Co. says that craft beer sales are spurting higher despite slow sales in other segments … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Talking Shop

An eye on design

Satisfying the consumer is first and foremost as supermarkets focus on designs that enhance the shopper experience. Space is a precious commodity, especially for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sounding Board: The dark side of social networking

The next round of labor negotiations may involve stipulations surrounding social media use. The next time union contracts come up for renewal retailers may … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns

On Point: Checking out the future

In a world of change, customer focus is the constant. Technologies come and go. Today’s bells and whistles will be tomorrow’s antiques—obsolete, unnecessary, unwanted. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns

Crime stoppers

By focusing their loss prevention efforts on the entire enterprise, grocers are in a better position to combat internal and external theft. Supermarkets are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Tech Solutions