Category Archives: 2012 12 Article Archives

Elden’s Fresh Foods

According to Elden’s Fresh Foods’ customers say there is no comparison to the thriving one-unit independent from the northern Minnesota lake resort community of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Photos, Retail Spotlights, Web-Exclusive Content

Shining a light on batteries

Grocers do not have to offer the lowest price on batteries if they promote them properly. Shoppers cannot buy what they cannot see, no … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A healthy bounty of frozen foods

Many consumers are looking for the convenience of frozen foods along with the advantages of healthy eating. Frozen foods have always been associated with … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Fearsome predator

Amazon.com is stressing price, convenience and selection; center store, nonfoods and even fresh items are at risk. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Signing on

Grocers are capturing consumers’ attention and saving time and labor with digital signage and other in-store media. Hand-written paper signs touting prices or promotions … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Drinking it in

Beverages were flowing throughout the 2012 NACS Show in Las Vegas, setting new trends and delivering exciting new flavors. This year’s National Association of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Sounding Board: A new dimension to grocery shopping

“Virtual” grocery aisles are popping up in train stations, airports and other venues. While it is mostly an international trend so far, are U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns

NonFoods Talk: The eye of the storm

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the Northeast. Mass retailers, as a whole, deserve a solid grade for getting consumers prepared for the storm and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Hydroponic growing gains momentum

When consumers purchase produce, they are spending more money on the fuel and transportation costs it took to get it to the supermarket than … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns

Surviving the jungle

Amazon.com has just started to make a dent in the grocery business, but there is no doubt that supermarkets are at the top of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns

Sales Review: Dips

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Review: Bakery

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Produce with punch

With a new format and record attendance, the 2012 PMA Fresh Summit was one to remember. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Lake Success

A total remodel and massive expansion enables independent Elden’s Fresh Foods to maintain its lead market position. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Brands not included

The PLMA’s 2012 Private Label Trade Show once again pushed the boundaries of innovation. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Upfront