Category Archives: 2012 05 Article Archives

Future Forces: Who will you trust?

The consumers’ quest for naturalness is really a continuing search for healthy living. By Patrick Kiernan Something happens to your view of life when … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Hitting the jackpot

Nutritional benefits and an extended selling season have made cherries a hot item in the produce section. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Clean sweep

Cleaning product manufacturers say consumers are always on the lookout for items that will make their lives easier. It turns out spring cleaning is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Retailing’s new spin

Makers of gourmet, regional and hard-to-find products are turning to the web to sell and market their products. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Beers’ fighting spirit(s)

Beer companies have ramped up their efforts with new products, increased promotion and creative packaging to help retailers lift beer sales. As if the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Hooked on a feeling

Buyers high on believing in the power of seafood trawled the International Boston Seafood Show looking for the latest trends and ideas. Seafood lovers … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Talking Shop with… George Latella

George Latella, visiting professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, discusses the role of technology in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: Is it fair … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Taking to the airwaves and shelves

Backed by marketing muscle, the As Seen on TV category can be profitable for grocers. Suppliers in the As Seen on TV category have … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit, Uncategorized

Feeling better.. naturally

A spate of new launches is bringing much-deserved positive attention to the dietary supplement and natural remedy categories. In today’s fast moving society just … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

On Point: The transparency dilemma

A tough choice between facts now and fallout later. At this point, anyone who is still trying to make the case on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Cold case

Once considered a seasonal business, cough and cold products are now an everyday category. It used to be the winter months were the prime … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Reclaiming general merchandise

With dedicated focus, supermarkets can regain lost market share from the profitable general merchandise category. Evolve or perish. It is a basic business tenet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Sales Review: Deli dips, toppings & spreads

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

GMDC makes the connection

With a focus on the future, the organization is set to unveil a video conferencing platform. The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) built its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Peter Charness

The president of Manthan Systems says retailers can use business intelligence to uncover many small opportunities that can add up to big profits. Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sales review: Refrigerated dressings

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Nutrition on ice

Frozen fruit and vegetables offer healthy sales opportunities for retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Private label’s highs and lows

A study about to be released by PLMA reveals some interesting facts about the world of private label. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

FMI: A closer look

A Private Brand Summit, Solution Centers and new products promise to enthrall visitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Washington hatches a good idea

Grocers should support federal legislation on eggs. By Gene Gregory How often do you hear grocers say, “That’s a great idea!” about something happening … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Do these trends have legs?

Retailers need to sift through a lot of fly-by-night offerings to find ones that will bring in business. There are just some food trends … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Playing catch-up

Wellness has been on consumers’ minds for nearly a generation. A new conference next year is geared to helping retailers gain more insight into … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: What is the gluten-free category missing?

A rush to market is resulting in some products that are not nutritionally sound. By Julie McGinnis Expensive alternative grains, starch-filled recipes, and speed … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Cooked— and cleaned—to perfection

Retailers are looking for cooking equipment that is easy to use and simple to clean. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Hitting the bull’s eye

Famous for trendy apparel and home goods, Target is now scoring a direct hit with its “guests” with its PFresh format. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories