Category Archives: Blogs

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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Like a Virgin?

A few years ago when visiting Italy I went to a wine and olive oil tasting at castle in Tuscany. Now I am not … Continue reading

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“Caution” is the Word

What’s the pulse of the housewares industry? After spending four days in blustery Chicago with just about everyone in the industry, the word that … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Calling

A few days ago the phone rang and imagine my surprise when my caller ID showed someone from Price Chopper was ringing me. Turns … Continue reading

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Pick a finger!

JCPenney – or JCP as they now preferred to be called – recently sent me a $10.00 coupon for being a “valued customer.”  I … Continue reading

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Chobani SoHo Inspires Versatility

Just before Nemo took Manhattan, I was able to make good on an invitation to visit Chobani SoHo. The rain had yet to turn … Continue reading

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Hangin’ with Heineken

I recently had the privilege of attending the HEINEKEN USA (HUSA) National Distributor Conference (NDC). I had been to the event last year, so … Continue reading

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Guy’s leading guy?

Last week I met a friend for dinner in Times Square. Every New Yorker knows better, but it was a convenient location… and I … Continue reading

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Investing in food

If you’re wondering where the next crop of entrepreneurs, or in this case eater-preneurs, is being grown for the food industry, you might want … Continue reading

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Quick Thinkin’… in the Dark

Sometimes it is important to make chicken salad out of chicken….. That is what Kraft Foods pulled off during the Super Bowl, specifically when … Continue reading

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A time and place for technology

Some of my colleagues have used this space to extol the virtues of technology and how consumers use it. They, as well as many … Continue reading

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