Category Archives: Center Store

Total monthly coverage of the center store departments, including: beverages, nonedible grocery, dry grocery and frozens. In the Aisles contains brief items of interest to our center store readership.

Hot profit$

As Frozen Food Month approaches, ethnic cuisine draws consumers to the frozen food aisle. By Craig Levitt Once the land of peas and ice … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Drink up

The outlook for beverages is bubbly thanks to intriguing product introductions and smart pricing strategies. By Richard Turcsik The beverage category is getting healthier … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Loyal friend

A steady stream of product introductions and a shift to higher-margin, healthier and nutritious offerings are helping the pet aisle remain strong. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Hopping down the seasonal aisle

Candy companies and other makers of Easter items are rolling out new products, promotions and packaging. By Nora Caley While consumers are just reĀ­covering … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Bottom(line)s Up!

Larger pack sizes, in-store displays and innovative products continue to pace supermarket beer sales. By Craig Levitt It may be time for retailers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

White hot

Consumers are flocking to the instant potato and rice categories like white on rice. After all, both starches offer outstanding nutrients, great taste and … Continue reading

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Can-do attitude

Supermarket front-ends are be­ing bombarded with Spam. But fear not, as this is no cyber attack. It is just proof that shoppers are seeking … Continue reading

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Fruit of the vine

The dramatic drop in res­taurant and on-premise consumption has been tempered by an in­crease in supermarket sales, wi­neries say. Sales of “popular price” brands, … Continue reading

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Oils well

By most accounts, the Food Network has done a masterful job of chang­ing the palates of American consumers and expanding their world of flavors. … Continue reading

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Fancy that!

Wine importer Bill Binczak had a prob­lem at the 2009 55th Summer Fancy Food Show, one that many trade show operators can only dream … Continue reading

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Common cents

The “pastabilities” are endless: Spaghetti with meatballs, baked ziti, lasagna, fettuccini Al­fredo, linguine with clam sauce, tuna casserole, macaroni salad…. The number of dishes … Continue reading

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In the aisles

A winter’s brewThe Michelob Brewing Company’s latest seasonal offering, Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale, is available to warm consumers’ cockles this winter. The brew is … Continue reading

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