Category Archives: Blogs

Going, going, gone!

Last week Stop & Shop announced that it was pulling out of New Hampshire and closing its six stores in the Granite State. The … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Food Retail

This past weekend I had my first Wegmans experience and let me just say, it was everything I imagined and more. The retail chain … Continue reading

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A fresh delivery experience

As you know from my last blog entry, for the past month I have been engrossed in learning about the e-commerce segment of the … Continue reading

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Drugs and Deli

Just when you think you’ve seen very format and store combination, something new crops up. My wife and I were traveling in Mexico recently … Continue reading

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A Tale of Online Shopping

It is not that often that my job invokes nostalgia. But the past couple weeks as I was researching the August cover story on … Continue reading

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Rising tide

A young lady rode her battered bicycle up my driveway the other day in 90-degree heat and a million percent humidity, clip board in … Continue reading

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A marketing scheme that is the pits!

I don’t like being snookered. Yet that is exactly what I feel happened to me when I visited an Acme Markets store a couple … Continue reading

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“Disease or not a disease…”

… that is the question currently being debated in response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) decision to classify obesity as a disease. Yes, … Continue reading

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Feasting Around the World with Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery

Last night, I had the great pleasure of attending Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery launch party. Held at the Astor Center in the … Continue reading

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Del Monte to Dump Cans, Embrace Pets

The pet category is getting a vote of confidence from Del Monte. The San Francisco-based canned good company is looking to sell its canned … Continue reading

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A Shout Out to Big Brother

Sometimes, you have to be grateful that Big Brother is watching! Yesterday, I get a call from the security and fraud department at Ticketmaster … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing?

Retailers across all channels are competing for consumer dollars. As the lines continue to blur, one of the biggest points of differentiation is customer … Continue reading

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My Confession

Dear Grocery Retailers, Please forgive me, I have been unfaithful. For years, I have always turned to your supermarkets for my produce. I selected … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo’s Big Buy

Now this is interesting. Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, parent company of the BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery store chains, announced on Wednesday that it has entered … Continue reading

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Taking the Burn Out of Purchasing Sunscreen

During my teenage years, a bottle of baby oil, a towel and beach chair was all any of us needed when spending the day … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

Sometimes there is truth to those Eastern European old wives tales. According to a recent study, the most effect way of dealing with bed … Continue reading

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Appreciating Local Labors

I grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York, and I make it a point to enjoy all the area has to … Continue reading

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Finding the right mix

Suddenly, JCPenney is back in vogue. The company, who trials and tribulations have been well documented over the last year, has become the darling … Continue reading

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Serve… and Protect

So, this guy walks into a supermarket…! Sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? Only this time it’s deadly serious—or could have … Continue reading

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How CVS Won My Loyalty

On any given day my kitchen table is guaranteed to be cluttered with coupons. Store coupons to no less than three different stores, manufacturer … Continue reading

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Getting your guard up

Prop 37, which would have required mandatory labeling of products containing GMOs may have voted down by California voters last November, but one look … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food!

I walk a half-mile from my house in suburban New Jersey to the train each morning and then three blocks from Penn Station to … Continue reading

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No Sugar, No Problem

Several weeks ago, while getting my morning coffee, I was handed an informational flyer along with my cup of joe. When I sadly realized … Continue reading

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Kosher Customer Service

This weekend I drove up to New England to visit one of my closest girl friends. During our travels we ventured into a Shaw’s … Continue reading

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Still Making it in America

I’ve been wondering lately, when exactly did the term “Made in America” become obsolete? Contrary to some opinions, it hasn’t. In fact, American made … Continue reading

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