Amy I. Stickel

Articles by Amy I. Stickel
SEED MONEY 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- While watermelons may seem to sell themselves in the summertime, a study done for the National Watermelon Promotional Board here suggests
CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: A WEED IN THE FLORAL GARDEN? 
HOUSTON -- The supermarket industry is spending too much time and effort on category management in the floral department, according to several senior
STANDARDIZED PRODUCT CATEGORIES EXPLORED 
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Does the retail produce industry want or need standardized product categories for the purpose of category management?The question,
WEGMANS EXPANDING LINE OF EARTH-FRIENDLY PRODUCE 
NEW YORK -- Wegmans Food Markets is expanding its selection of produce grown locally using integrated pest management techniques, after successfully launching
PRODUCE TRAINING PROGRAMS ON CD-ROM MADE AVAILABLE 
MONTEREY, Calif. -- The produce industry is going more high-tech, with two CD-ROM training programs hitting the market.One of them, a produce training
TRANSFORMATION NEEDED 
CHICAGO -- The shift in staff orientation is one of the most important aspects of category management."Retailers need to transform their produce buyer
UNITED'S EXPO SHOW FLOOR TO SPOTLIGHT GEAR, TECHNOLOGY 
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- In an effort to distinguish its exposition, the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association here is taking the show-floor emphasis
PHILLY INDEPENDENTS BRAND PRODUCE, MEAT PROGRAMS 
WILLINGBORO, N.J. -- A group of independents in the Philadelphia area has branded its produce and meat programs as a way to play off their collective
DOMINICK'S CHANGES MIX TO CUT OUT-OF-STOCKS 
CHICAGO -- Rationalizing product mix for certain categories has enabled Dominick's Finer Foods to cut down on out-of-stock merchandise. "Consumers vote
PRECUT FRUIT INDUSTRY IS FACING OBSTACLES 
CHICAGO -- The initial enthusiasm over precut fruit is withering under the sobering light of poor temperature control and problematic supplies, according
SUPPLY PRESS NOT SOURING GRAPE EVENTS 
A current squeeze on supplies of California grapes is not stopping some retailers from making the best of the crop's good early quality.Andronico's Market,
PMA TO END MULTIPLE-MEMBER EXHIBIT AT FMI 
NEWARK, Del. -- The Produce Marketing Association won't be anchoring the Produce Pavilion with a multiple-member exhibit at next year's Food Marketing
GRAPE GROUP SEES QUICK END TO SHORTFALL 
The current shortfall in supplies of grapes from California should ease in June, according to the California Table Grape Commission."The early season
PROMOFLOR'S BEE GETS SWEET RESPONSE 
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A survey that appeared in USA Today indicated that the National Promoflor Council's floral promotion campaign is reaching consumers.A
PBH WON'T RELAX CRITERIA FOR 5 A DAY LOGO 
NEWARK, Del. -- The Produce for Better Health Foundation here has decided not to relax its current criteria for selecting produce items that carry the

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