Christine Blank

Christine
Blank
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MAKING THE CASE 
IMPROVED FROZEN MEALS are one way American consumers can get a taste of wellness without giving up convenience. Healthful entrees, sides and snacks reign
SUPPLEMENTAL CHALLENGE 
The economic squeeze has raised the bar for supermarkets selling vitamins and supplements. Some food retailers are saying the difficult economy has resulted
Cooperation Speeds Theft Bust 
ORLANDO, Fla. — Close cooperation between retailers and law enforcement helped accelerate the arrest of 18 people involved in an organized theft ring in
Publix, Kroger Win Pie Awards 
ORLANDO, Fla. — Publix Super Markets and Kroger Co. had strong showings at the annual Great American Pie Festival, held here April 19 and 20. Publix, Lakeland,
Rouses Operates With Local Savvy in South 
THIBODAUX, La. — Donald Rouse, president of Rouses Supermarket said he is fortunate to be operating in a region that is rebuilding and expanding, making
Grocers Expand Salad, Hot Bar Concepts 
With tough economic times ahead, consumers are expected to eat at restaurants less, and perhaps indulge in supermarket prepared foods more. As a result,
Publix: Well Positioned to Manage Through Downturn 
LAKELAND, Fla. — While consumers are facing steep price increases for food and fuel, executives at Publix Super Markets here believe the Southeast's largest
Ada's Captures Business With Unique Decor, Offerings 
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ada's Natural & Organic Foods Supermarket, a fast-growing natural food chain based here, has experienced an uptick in business this year,
Retailers Employ Seasonal Selectivity 
Even as the economy suffers, grocers are putting just as much emphasis on seasonal promotions. At the same time, they are more creative with ordering
SQUEEZE PLAY 
As food shoppers get squeezed by food price inflation, supermarkets' nonfood sales could benefit if retailers concentrate on offering value packs and
MORE BELLS & WHISTLES 
Relevance is everything when it comes to growing the greeting card category. One example of how the social expression industry is staying connected in
Digital Photo Cards Arrive in Supermarkets 
Digital photo cards and gifts are a relatively new offering in grocery stores, and one that does not seem to be cannibalizing sales of traditional greeting
More Efficiency Urged for Magazines 
TAMPA, Fla. — The publishing industry has to make major efficiency improvements to be successful at retail in the future, industry executives said at the
Magazine Executives Focus on Checkouts 
TAMPA, Fla. — Magazines are the top profit generators at checkouts far outpacing candy, gum and other products a panel of magazine distributors and publishers
Inside Wal-Mart's Magazine Plan 
TAMPA, Fla. — The decision by Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., to slash 1,000 titles earlier this year was a concerted effort by magazine wholesalers,

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