Carol Angrisani

Center Store Editor,
Supermarket News
Hard root beer gains a following 
A new crop of fermented malt beverages puts an adult spin on root beer and other classic sodas.
Gallery: Doug Rauch's not-for-profit Daily Table supermarket opens
The Daily Table, a new not-for-profit supermarket, opened June 4 in Dorchester, Mass.
Taking Sides: Is Whole Foods on the right track with its new store concept?  4
Whole Foods plans to launch 365 by Whole Foods Market, a new chain of small-format, value-priced stores. Is this the right strategy for the natural food chain?
Gallery: Food for thought
Food and beverage companies showcased their latest innovations at FMIConnect, held June 8-11 at the McCormick Center in Chicago.
Walgreens’ greeting cards cater to gay community  4
Hallmark revamped the card section at a Walgreens store on Castro St. in San Francisco, an area where 95% of residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Store brand sustainability key at Albertsons, Price Chopper 
Sustainable sourcing can improve the value proposition of a private label. The challenge, however, is communicating the sustainability message.
Retailers seek inspiration at FMI Connect 

Retailers came to FMI Connect with many different goals in mind, ranging from learning about technology to finding fresh merchandising ideas to attending education sessions, show attendees told SN.

Unified Grocers’ iconic brand gets a facelift 
The Springfield store brand was the subject of the largest brand marketing campaign at Unified Grocers.
Brookshire Grocery, Publix eye beacon technology 
Brookshire Grocery Co. is exploring the use of beacons to incentivize shoppers to purchase products they may buy elsewhere.
Ice cream gets a boost from flavor innovations 
One reason why Safeway’s just-launched Open Nature ice cream speaks to today’s ice cream lovers is because it includes the flavor Salted Caramel Butter Pecan.
Mariano: Millennials want food to be fresh and fun  2
Millennials reject the notion that fun and fresh are mutually exclusive when it comes to food.
Doug Rauch's affordable supermarket to open soon  4
Founded by former Trader Joe’s president Doug Rauch, the Daily Table’s mission is to provide affordable wholesome food.
Retailers become whiskey advocates 

Food retailers are capitalizing on the popularity of bourbon by hosting themed events and samplings.

Schnucks joins coconut craze 
Schnuck Markets is promoting a variety of coconut products carried throughout its stores, from coconut water to oil.
Ahold introduces limited-time store brand line 
Ahold has implemented a new private label initiative involving limited-time, seasonal products.
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