Category Archives: 2014 03 Article Archives

Food Forum: Prime cuts

Pound for pound, in-store butchers have the ability to offer value to health-conscious consumers. By Brian Diffenderfer Like the extinction of so many other … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Andrew Darmohraj

Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association, says the Global Pet Expo has evolved into the standard show … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Berries

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fishing for complements

At Seafood Expo North America retail buyers will be looking to net the perfect accompaniments to fill their seafood cases. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: Facing a dilemma

The growing popularity of facial hair has trimmed sales in the profitable shaving/razor category.  Damn those Boston Red Sox. Not only have they been … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Zeroing in on shoppers

Via a free app, iBeacons can send messages to shoppers, in-store, about new products, promotions and special pricing. You have just spent a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: A country divided

The lingering recession has created a marketplace where some consumers want more and others cannot afford enough. Two Americas? Yes, most definitely, two Americas. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

Clearly Canadian

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is bringing its convention and trade show back to Vancouver this year. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking Shop with… Keith Stauber

Keith Stauber, regional managing director, Chicago market for Jones Lang LaSalle, says transporting food products via rail can lower supply chain costs. What kinds … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

A value proposition

Produce companies are helping consumers eat healthy and quickly with value-added products and snacks. Cooking dinner for a family each evening is a harder … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: Sales for all seasons

Retailers can take advantage of the seasonal food trend in the produce department. By P. Allen Smith I am not sure I would consider … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Prepping for BBQ season

Warmer months ahead have consumers ready to fire up the grill. By Shawn Harris With frigid temperatures giving way to the annual spring thaw, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns

The re-urbanization of America

With more consumers living in cities, retailers need to rethink their merchandising efforts. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A world of possibilities

Companies from all over the country will be convening in Las Vegas this month for GlobalShop 2014. Design and marketing ideas can be used to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sweet home Chicago

Thousands of products will be on display at the International Home + Housewares Show. By Barrie Dawson Chicago’s McCormick Place will once again play … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Racking up spice sales

Consumers are adding flavor to their daily cooking routines, opening the door for retailers to spice up sales. Cooking is cool and flavor is … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Supplemental taste

Specialty products, including complex and single-ingredient formulas, are driving much of the interest in the dietary supplement category. Life’s day-to-day stresses can affect people … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Energizing the market

Energy drinks are growing up. While not the halcyon days of just two or three years ago, the energy drink segment of the beverage … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Everything’s coming up yellow roses

Market Street blossoms in Flower Mound, Texas, with local produce, Texas-raised beef, artisan bakery products, unique gifts, competitive groceries, the biggest gluten-free selection in town and superior customer service. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Packaging with punch

Packaging continues to evolve, creating an exciting shopping experience for consumers. Brown paper packages tied up with string just do not cut it anymore. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Promoting pet

Retailers that create a destination for consumers in the pet aisle will be rewarded with strong sales and loyal consumers. What was more exciting … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Natural evolution

Non-GMO, gluten-free, certified organic and a host of other natural products will be on display at Expo West.  In the natural industry, March means one thing: … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Market Street

United Supermarkets’ upscale Market Street banner has become a welcome addition to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex food shopping scene. The Lubbock, Texas-based chain’s latest … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Photos, Retail Spotlights, Web-Exclusive Content