Tag Archives: retail

U.S. Apple Association Unites Industry to Grow Sales

This holiday season, U.S. Apple Association (USApple) and participating members are working in strategic harmony to support apple sales by conducting joint retail communications … Continue reading

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Research Shows Apple Category Volume Growth

Supermarket performance data for November released this week shows apple volume in supermarkets increased by 2.5%. Volume gains were supported by falling retail prices, … Continue reading

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Ambrosia Apple Sales Jumped in October

Performance results for U.S. supermarkets released this week by Nielsen Perishables Group show a strong start for the Ambrosia variety. For the month of … Continue reading

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Kunzler & Company Introduces Chub and Cheese Gift Pack

Kunzler & Company, a manufacturer of fine meat products including hams, bacon, franks, pretzel dogs, luncheon meats and specialty items, is introducing its Holiday … Continue reading

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Consumers can be their own Cake Boss

Fans of the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, can bake like the boss himself. The celebrity baker has debuted a line of cake mixes and … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Guiding Stars Helps Shoppers Make More Nutritious Food Choices

A new study confirms that the nutrition guidance program Guiding Stars influences grocery shoppers’ selections, significantly increasing demand for products that are rated more … Continue reading

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Fortun Adds a Finishing Touch to Soup

Kevin Fortun, the founder of the former Stockpot Soups, announces the launch of Fortun’s Finishing Touch Soups, a new collection of gourmet ready-to-serve soups … Continue reading

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Blount Fine Foods Introduces Line of Gourmet Side Dishes

With a mix of classic and modern recipes, including a selection of organic specialties, Blount Fine Foods has entered the rapidly-expanding side dish arena … 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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Atalanta Corporation Acquires H&J Trading Company

The Atalanta Corporation, a leading importer of food products from around the world, is pleased to announce the acquisition of H&J Trading Company including … Continue reading

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FMI, USDA and FDA Address Risk of Listeria Monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will participate in an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meeting regarding the … Continue reading

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Silverland Bakery Celebrates 30 Years at the National Restaurant Assoc. Show

Silverland Bakery, a commercial purveyor of brownies, bakery bars, natural food bars and cookies, has announced that they will celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary, … Continue reading

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Keynote Session and Speakers Added to GS1 Connect 2013 Conference

A new General Session keynote panel titled Held to Higher Standards: Doing Business in a Digital World has been added to GS1 Connect 2013, … 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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Simplified Beef and Pork Cut Names Approved for Retail

The National Pork Board and Beef Checkoff Program received unanimous approval from the Industry-Wide Cooperative Meat Identification Standards Committee (ICMISC) to introduce updated Uniform … Continue reading

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Freshway Foods Celebrates 25 Years

Freshway Foods celebrates their 25th anniversary with tremendous growth, positive change and a long-standing commitment to creating a clear value proposition. Started by co-owners … Continue reading

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National Retail Conference Will Feature Six Retail Marketing Panelists

The theme for the 2013 Retail Merchandising & Marketing Conference to be held in Scottsdale in April is “Learn. Change. Grow.” The selection of … Continue reading

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Velvet Ice Cream Unveils a Brand New Look

Velvet Ice Cream lovers will soon see a brand new look on their favorite ice cream.  Velvet has redesigned its ice cream packaging, which … Continue reading

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Consumer Products Industry Expects Sales in Warehouse Club Stores to Outpace Other Retail Channels

Consumer products executives expect their highest growth to come from the warehouse club channel compared with any other retail sales channel over the next … Continue reading

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WMMB Launches 4th Annual Macaroni & Cheese Blog

How many possible Macaroni & Cheese variations are there? The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) is determined to find out. For the fourth year … Continue reading

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Utah State University Aggies Take Home The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Trophy

“The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl belongs to the Aggies” said Coach Gary Andersen as he accepted the trophy, a crystal bowl loaded with Idaho … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute Reports on Retail Industry Food Bank Donations

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Feeding America released a report underscoring the critical contribution food retailers make to their respective communities through their support … Continue reading

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Chobani Celebrates Grand Opening of a New Manufacturing Plant

Chobani has outgrown its current facilities and is opening its second domestic manufacturing facility. Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, Chobani has invested $450 million … Continue reading

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Fearsome predator

Amazon.com is stressing price, convenience and selection; center store, nonfoods and even fresh items are at risk. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

NonFoods Talk: The eye of the storm

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the Northeast. Mass retailers, as a whole, deserve a solid grade for getting consumers prepared for the storm and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit