Amanda Baltazar

Articles by Amanda Baltazar
Skillet Savvy 
The perennial question of what's for dinner tonight has recently gotten a lot more complicated. Shoppers still crave the rich restaurant fare to which
Remodels Help C&K Build Local Business 
BROOKINGS, Ore. — Operating two supermarkets half a mile away from each other in a small town would be a challenge for most retailers. However, C&K Markets
CHEW ON THIS 
The gum category hasn't lost its flavor. Improved packaging, functional benefits and taste innovations are helping the chewable treat pop out to shoppers
Silk Road Winds Into Food Pavilion 
ANACORTES, Wash. — Brown & Cole's Food Pavilion here is testing a new tea and spice bar concept called Silk Road. Bulk teas and spices imported from India,
ONLY THE BEST 
Tails are wagging for organic, all-natural and even 50-calorie packs of premium pet treats. Just as healthy snacking has taken on greater importance for
Fresh Fare for Pets 
Retailers are rolling out refrigerated cases to accommodate perishable pet foods in Center Store. Freshpet, maker of The Loved Dog refrigerated dog treats,
United Supermarkets Expands Amigos to New Markets 
PLAINVIEW, Texas — United Supermarkets is gearing up to open its second and third Amigos Hispanic-format stores after seeing successful sales growth at
Safeway Hosts Heart Health Events 
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway encouraged shoppers to feed their hearts' desire last month as part of its Love Your Heart program. The in-store events, held
Prepared Foods a Hit at New Caputo's 
ADDISON, Ill. — Angelo Caputo's Fresh Markets here is trying something new with its sixth store: a huge array of prepared foods, both hot and cold, to cater
Whole Foods Gives Shoppers Taste of Holidays for Charity 
WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Taste of Thanksgiving and Taste of the Holidays are two recent events held at Whole Foods Market here to raise awareness
CROSS FIRE 
It's no secret that displaying a product beside a complementary item makes shopping easier for consumers and leads to incremental sales. Whether it's
Study: Customers' Reward Preferences Vary 
When it comes to the rewards shoppers would like to earn through retailers' loyalty programs, one prize no longer fits all. New research from loyalty
Central Market Hosts Meet, Greet and Eat for Locals 
SHORELINE, Wash. A recent event at Central Market here attracted over 2,000 people and helped draw customer attention to some of the products that differentiate
Capers Survey Indicates Why Shoppers Are Going Local 
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Seventy percent of shoppers prefer to buy locally grown produce, according to a recent study of adults in Greater Vancouver
PREMIUM PET FOOD 
This year got off to a shaky start for the pet food industry with the recall of 5,300 items and a consequent drop in dog and cat food sales. Now the industry

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