Category Archives: 2012 09 Article Archives

Porgy and Bass

A well-stocked showstopper seafood department can create sweet music for the bottom line. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Organic opportunities

Increased availability, improved product appearance and unique offerings are creating new sales options for organic produce. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Back to the roots

Onion and garlic growers are inviting consumers to discover where their food is coming from, and retailers are reaping the results. Healthy. Local. Safe. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Shifting Shopper Behavior

Rising from the ashes of the recession, shoppers are hitting the stores with their smartphones and a new attitude. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Sounding Board: Negative press

Supervalu has plenty of company in other industries as it struggles to prop up its brand in the wake of bad news. At a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Putting pets in their place

A new law makes it an expensive mistake not to harness your pet in the car in New Jersey. It could mean more sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Tom Ferguson

The vice president of sales strategy and trade management for the specialty coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Olivia Grosbois

The director of the SIAL Group says Paris is a perfect opportunity for retailers to explore new products and cuisine. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: The Workers’ Comp perfect storm

What can grocers do to mitigate their risk? By David R. Leng Hang on to your wallets. Employers are already seeing the tip of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Protecting sensitive data

As thieves become more advanced, retailers must be careful to purge customer data and other information before discarding hard drives. By Andrew Kelleher Hackers … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns

Fallout from the drought

As grocery prices rise, shoppers will need your help. This summer has been marked by excessive heat and scant rainfall in most of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns

Points of Light

Retailers are taking a shine to LEDs, expanding use to almost every part of the store. Bright lights, big savings. That is the mantra … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Road to Recovery

With strong promotion and a wide array of products, supermarkets can compete with drugstores in the cough/cold category. Most people try to steer clear … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Remodeling the Housewares Department

With the right mix and category focus, supermarkets can thrive in the many different housewares categories. Mass merchants continue to intrude on grocery’s bread … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Naturally Personal

Natural personal care products are evolving from a special treat to every day use. Environmentally friendly plant-based products that are free from harmful ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Raising the Bar

New developments in alcoholic spirits are bringing sales and excitement back to center store. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Talent Search

By Barrie Dawson Can supermarkets compete with other industries for top executives? The workday begins before the doors swing open and it often drones … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Upfront