Category Archives: 2013 09 Article Archives

Energy boost

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference offers retailers a host of solutions. The pressure has never been higher for retailers to contain energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Making a plan for GM

GMDC’s fall conference offers insights, innovation and new ways to connect and grow business across all general merchandise categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Eastern exposure

Advocates of conscious capitalism, social change and sustainability venture to Baltimore this month as the natural industry gears up for Natural Products Expo East. … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Frozen in time

Consumers are improving their diets and frozen food manufacturers are taking notice.  Consumers’ desire to eat healthy has had a chilling effect on frozen … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Hot tomatoes

Pasta sauce sales are simmering as more manufacturers turn to niche and specialty products. Pasta sauce has come a long way from the days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Center Store

World’s food fair

Consumers are broadening their palates and supermarkets are stocking more imported and domestically produced international foods. There are few places in America with as … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Upfront

Raising the steaks

Handmade pies, an extensive service seafood case, locally produced groceries and a top quality meat department place Karns Quality Foods newest store in a class above the rest. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Food Forum: Picture this

Using image recognition technology for in-store promotions can pay big dividends for retailers. By Jamie Thompson The ongoing battle between brands for premium shelf … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns

Fishing for dollars

Seafood sales are on the rise as consumers continually look for tasty and cost effective ways to eat healthy. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

On Point: The urge to merge

Is industry consolidation seeing another revival? The grocery business may be in the early stages of a new wave of mergers and acquisitions like … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns

Demographic diversity

The face of the American consumer is changing. Can supermarket retailers, and their suppliers, change with it? Their overall business model may depend on it. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Tears of joy

The desire for ethnic cuisines and bold flavors have inspired consumers to experiment with new varieties and uses for onions and garlic. Onions and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sounding Board: German engineering

German retailer Lidl is once again making overtures to the U.S. market. I find it heartening that there are those who still pursue the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns

Taliking Shop with… Herb Smith, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Herb Smith, vice president, customer development off-premise for E. & J. Gallo Winery, says there is an opportunity to expand wine drinking occasions. Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Grocers address today’s challenges with customer analytics

Analytics can provide the insight behind the data and allow retailers to make well-founded and accurate decisions. By Stephen Polanski The grocery industry is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: College days

Bed, Bath & Beyond has developed a solid reputation with consumers as the go-to-place for college dorm needs. Targeting college students and their free-spending … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: The mobile lifestyle

New technologies will allow retailers to satisfy shoppers’ appetite for apps—inside the store and beyond. By Giovanni DeMeo At any time there are nearly … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Columns

Sales Review: Onions

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Organic grows up

Consumers want to know where and how their produce is grown. The expanding organic segment is increasingly quelling their concerns—and boosting store sales. Everyday … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh