Category Archives: Blogs

A Fresh Face for the Frozen Case

ARTICHOKE! That was where my girl friends wanted to go for my post-birthday late-night pizza run. It was almost five years ago – my $%th … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart At It Again

America’s “Domestic Diva” is at it again. Word is that Martha Stewart is opening her own café in New York’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood-and other … Continue reading

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This really takes the cake

I went to church this weekend and left really ticked off—and for once it did not have anything to do with a second collection, … Continue reading

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Is retail ruining Thanksgiving?

It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. It seems like just yesterday that we were pledging to stick to … Continue reading

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Product Pet Peeves: It’s the little things

As the project editor for our Nonfoods Handbook I recently had the occasion to talk to Ron Boger, president and chief operating officer for … Continue reading

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A Fresh Summit Summary

It is that time of year. The leaves are changing; and there is a chill in the air…. it is time for PMA’s Fresh Summit show. … Continue reading

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Simply the Best… Commercial

Capitalizing on the internet’s obsession with the personification of animals is a very clever marketing tactic. The only thing internet viewers may like better … Continue reading

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Cheese From Spain + Murray’s Cheese = Pure Joy

Last week Cheese From Spain hosted a media cheese tasting at Murray’s Cheese Bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Unable to attend, my colleague forwarded … Continue reading

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A Real Glass Act

One often hears of manufacturers switching packaging from glass to plastic because of environmental benefits.” Plastic is unbreakable and because it is lighter it reduces … Continue reading

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Noshing on Natural

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend my first trade show as an editor at Grocery Headquarters magazine. Armed with a new notebook … Continue reading

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Snack attack

Like many people, fighting the urge to snack is a daily battle for me. If I were being honest I would admit that while … Continue reading

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A Beachy Grocery Store Tour

One of my favorite things to do when I visit a new city is to check out the local grocery stores. So this weekend when … Continue reading

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Showing Local Some Love

For the past week I’ve been engulfed in the center store. Not literally, of course. But along with the monthly issue, Grocery Headquarters will … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation

It’s time to decide—Are you disruptive influence or just being disrupted?  Hopefully the former since these seem to be the true innovators—the gamechangers in … Continue reading

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Organic sales on the rise

Think what you will about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), but after seeing the latest survey results from the Organic Trade Association it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Best in Show

One thing I noticed at this year’s FMI convention was that austerity is in. For the most part, gone were the big pavilion-style booths … Continue reading

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What the Shuck??

I was in Wegman’s this weekend buying food for a barbecue. The barbecue was a last minutes idea so naturally I was in a … Continue reading

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Sense on the Dollar

If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of lawyers and government watchdogs salivating. It’s about a potential merger between the two big … Continue reading

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Large Pie, Hold the Toppings

Looking back on my fondest childhood memories in NJ, pizza is woven into so many remembrances I have of being a kid. For instance, … Continue reading

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A Lost Key

There has been much written – including in the pages of this very magazine – about new supermarkets blossoming in inner-city food deserts. Whole … Continue reading

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Beating the Little Town Blues

I was in Atlanta years ago on a business and upon my hotel arrival the lovely lady at reception asked where I was from … Continue reading

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The change of the culinary season

Despite today’s cold, overcast weather, I’m quite certain that spring has finally arrived in Manhattan. Seasonal allergies tend to keep me indoors until late-May, … Continue reading

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A sunny and sweet lunch spot

A new market opened around the corner from Grocery Headquarters’ NYC offices. Our team has pretty much exhausted all our food options in the … Continue reading

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Re-examinging self-checkout

It seems that once again we’re about to be embroiled in one of those age-old arguments about how far we can push customers into … Continue reading

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Feeling inspired in Anaheim

If you love all things natural and great food, I highly recommend that you attend Expo West at least once in your life. Not … Continue reading

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