Category Archives: Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Anthony Dilenno

Anthony Dilenno, president of HAVI Global Solutions Recycling and Waste Solutions, says that trash should be viewed as a resource, not waste. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Tracy Bailey

Tracy Bailey, executive director for Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements, says retailers can expect high margins on fruit arrangement sales.  Tell us about Blossoms Fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jim Whitman

Jim Whitman, NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) senior vice president meetings and member services, says NACDS Total Store Expo is evolving. Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

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

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

Talking Shop with… Jason Spafford

Jason Spafford, vice president, business development for McKay TransCold, says long-haul trucking cost will continue to increase.  What are the biggest challenges for retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

Larry Graham, president, National Confectioners Association, says consumers’ favorite treats can be worked into a healthy diet. How is the candy industry performing during … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Andrew Urban

Andrew Urban, senior vice president retail sales for Perdue Foods, says no-antibiotics-ever and organic are realizing massive growth in fresh chicken. What is driving … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jamie Bowen

Jamie Bowen, marketing manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, shares the secrets behind the Success of Potato Lover’s Month. Why should retailers be excited … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… George W. Prest

George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, says attending MODEX 2014 can help grocers create efficiencies in their distribution and supply chain operations. Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… John Wiesehan Jr.

John Wiesehan Jr., CEO for Mistic, says the e-cigarette industry is growing at a record rate. Why are e-cigarettes becoming so popular? John Wiesehan … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… J.R. Rigley

J.R. Rigley, president and chief marketing officer for The J.R. Watkins Co., says new demands mean new opportunities for the spices/extract category. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts for HEINEKEN USA, says retailers are winning with an offering of upscale beers. What are the latest … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Kimberlee Marsh and Bharat Rupani

Kimberlee Marsh and Bharat Rupani, division vice presidents, North America private brand development, Daymon Worldwide, say successful private brands should be an extension of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Kyle Stenzel

Kyle Stenzel, vice president of marketing for Signature Brands, says more consumers are showing interest in food decoration.  As a leader in the edible … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Tony Catelli

Tony Catelli, president, Catelli Brothers, says a branded veal program can entice consumers to buy more veal.  What are the latest trends in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

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

Talking Shop with… Victoria Gray, Daiya Foods

Victoria Gray, marketing director, Daiya Foods, says consumers want foods that meet their dietary needs but still taste good.  Tell us about Daiya. What … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Harold Edwards, Limoneira

Harold Edwards, president and CEO, Limoneira, says there is potential for retailers to grow lemons sales beyond the produce department.  What is the biggest … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bill Monroe, Pompeian

Bill Monroe, managing director of marketing for Pompeian, talks about creating a market for blended oils. What do retailers need to do to build … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Timothy LeBel, Mars

Timothy LeBel, vice president of sales—grocery/value/military for Mars Chocolate North America, discusses the overall state of the candy category. What is the state of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward, Heineken USA

Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts for Heineken USA, talks about the continued growth of upscale beer brands. What is the current state … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Dave McConnell & Mark Deuschle, GMDC

Dave McConnell, president and CEO, and Mark Deuschle, vice president business development and chief marketing officer, for the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bill Frazer, Wrigley

Bill Frazer, vice president-U.S. grocery for Wrigley, says that effective merchandising allows shoppers to make quick and easy decisions in the gum and mint … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Paul Huckins, Huhtamaki

Paul Huckins, vice president, Huhtamaki retail division, says the company is uniquely positioned to respond to consumer and retailer disposable tableware needs. Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop