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Check, please

Every Thursday, my mom would pick my sister and me up from school and we’d head to the Pathmark in Linden to do the … Continue reading

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Tootles to Pathmark

  Amid a 90%-off sale, and little other fanfare, the Union, N.J., Pathmark closed its doors for the last time last week.The store, located … Continue reading

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October is Non-GMO Month

It’s taken more than a decade, but the topic of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) may finally be getting its due in this country. And … Continue reading

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Logical logistics

It seems everyone’s got their urban strategy these days. Or, as I like to call it, “the “mini-me” approach.   Target’s entry is a … Continue reading

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Fresh Food Fight

As best as I can tell, Target is a good company run by intelligent people. That’s why I was a bit surprised to see … Continue reading

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Finding my way

There is a convenience store that I frequent simply because it is convenient, as the name implies, as I pass it on my way … Continue reading

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Dimwatted idea

  How many politicians does it take to screw up a light bulb? Apparently just a simple majority of Congress. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Small things count

Those of us living in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont often entertain family and friends in our home, in part because eating out … Continue reading

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Figuring out generation Y

Did you ever hear something and can’t decide whether it’s good or bad?   That’s how I felt when I saw the results of … Continue reading

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Why swipe?

When I tell people that I am a writer and editor for a magazine about the grocery industry, inevitably someone in the group pulls … Continue reading

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Better Circulation

    Hy-Vee has found a new way to deliver its weekly circulars in Kansas City. Instead of placing them in the weekly food … Continue reading

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Study sheds light on green consumers

Lisa Lazarczyk, who works closely with Mambo Sprouts Marketing, recently shared some interesting results with me from an online survey the company conducted. In … Continue reading

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New kid on the block

Tuck this away in your “Autumn in New York” file.   Star chef Mario Batali is opening a 50,000 square foot gourmet Italian food … Continue reading

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Will work for food

Grocery stores have traditionally been a great place to work for young people getting their start in the world and for retirees looking for … Continue reading

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All on the same team

On a recent visit with executives at Ingersoll Rand—which includes Hussmann, Trane and Thermo King brands that are familiar to retailers—I was given a … Continue reading

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Good to the Last Drop

Last weekend I was washing my car windows and reached for a bottle of Windex. There was a good quarter-inch of it left in … Continue reading

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Customer service and the bottom line

I’m sure most of us agree technology has been a godsend in business – it’s more efficient, quicker and often less expensive in the … Continue reading

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Supply chain screening

  Good News! The Dallas Museum of Art has qualified as a certified cargo screening facility under new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration. … Continue reading

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Battling the Bulge

  There is a line in the movie A Few Good Men that I think accurately describes the feeling many in the food and … Continue reading

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Try it again, you’ll like it

A friend of mine called the other night, as usual wanting to go out to dinner. He’s been living in his new home for … Continue reading

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The World Next Door

I had the pleasure of attending the SIAL Canada convention in Montreal last week. As a first time visitor to Montreal I must confess … Continue reading

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Informative employees make all the difference

  I’ll admit upfront I have little tolerance for inept sales clerks – from those who can’t be bothered to help to those who … Continue reading

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Eating healthy… for a price

There’s no greater crisis than childhood obesity and the tsunami-like tide of junk food that floods their lives. But is it going to be … Continue reading

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Follow the Leader

In this space last week, my colleague Kim Zimmermann wrote of a shopping trip in which a supermarket employee failed to assist her during self-checkout. … Continue reading

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Check the self checkout

I’ve never been a fan of self-checkout lanes. My feeling is that if you want my money, the least you can do is pay … Continue reading

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