Category Archives: 2011 12 Article Archives

From the Publisher: Gas pump economics

Consumers are paying more for gas and other energy needs. Sounds like more bad news for retailers. Except there may be a silver lining … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: The art of appreciation

We tend to focus on showing gratitude around the holidays, but we should recognize workplace excellence throughout the year. By Jane Olszeski Tortola We … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: When cyber-bullies attack

A conservative group of mothers took their protest online to criticize the name of a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor. What is the proper … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Bridging the social media gap

Grocers need to tailor their social media outreach to older members of the Gen Y and Baby Boom generations. By Richard J. George How … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Increase the power of the candy aisle

Clearing up the chaos and having an efficient assortment are just some ways to boost candy sales. By Timothy LeBel In these uncertain economic … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jim Mozer

The vice president/general manager of refrigeration marketing and the integrated products division of Emerson Climate Technologies says that compressor technology is crucial to refrigeration … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb

The cause marketing manager for DS Waters says that water is the perfect product to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the year. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Economizing with equipment

With space and budget dollars at a premium, grocers are looking for economical deli and bakery equipment. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Whether via money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Nonfoods Talk: When the pipeline is overflowing

New nonfoods items keep arriving, but there is no more room on the shelves. What can grocers do? By Seth Mendelson An executive from … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Battery sales recharging

To build the category, grocers need to broaden their offerings and increase visibility to capture impulse sales. By Carol Radice Battery sales showed signs … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Frozen food forte

From appetizers to snack foods to entrees, the better-for-you frozen food category is heating up. By Carol Radice Time-pressed consumers are always looking for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A team effort

Some consumers watch the Super Bowl with a small group of family and friends huddled around the TV. For others it has become a much larger event. However fans chose to enjoy the game, one thing is consistent, a lot of food will be consumed. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Pushing protein

Supermarkets stronghold as the primary channel where consumers make food purchases has never been more precarious.

Target and Walmart have entered the fresh produce arena. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fitness in the food bowl

Pet foods and treats that offer nutritional value continue to be favorites among consumers. By Craig Levitt There is an old wives’ tale that … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Center Store

How would you like to pay for that?

Emerging solutions expand payment options at the POS. Consumers are exploring a variety of payment options—including paying with their smartphones and tapping instead of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Healthy eating oasis

What do people living in quaint clapboard houses on the Kansas prairie, Southside Chicago tenements, shotgun houses in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and the battered row houses of gritty North Philadelphia have in common?
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Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories