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Gallery: Snack trends from NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo
The 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo presented by the National Confectioners Association was expected to bring together this week in Chicago 15,000 manufacturers, buyers and industry leaders.
Endcaps maximize c-store sales: Panel 
Most customers spend spend less than three minutes in a convenience store, so it’s important to catch their attention with effective use of end caps and vendor displays, said a panel of experts Tuesday at the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.
Social media critical to marketing strategy: Speaker 
Social media is an increasingly important part of marketing, and retailers need to make the most of their efforts, said a speaker Tuesday at the National Confectioners Association's Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago.
Hy-Vee, city officials at odds over store closing 
Hy-Vee plans to close its store in Leawood, Kan., on June 1, a controversial decision that has caused friction between the retailer and city officials.
Candy grows up with unique flavors 
In an effort to court adults, manufacturers are churning out exotic flavor options for retailers.
Gallery: Butter’s comeback
Butter is enjoying resurgence in popularity. Long the favorite fat of professional chefs, foodies and people unconcerned about their waistlines, butter is now being embraced by consumers interested in taste and natural ingredients.
Butter up: Retailers enjoy better butter sales 
Consumers’ desire for simpler products drives up the demand for butter.
Supermarket pharmacies' prescription for health 
Retail pharmacies are improving patient outcomes while tapping new revenue streams.
Price outlook poor for limes 
Bad weather in Mexico has greatly reduced the spring lime crop, sending the prices for the citrus fruit to never-seen-before highs.
Schnucks closing raises concerns  3
The announcement on Monday that Schnucks Markets will close a North St. Louis store on May 10 has sparked criticism from both city officials and residents.
Lawmakers call for e-cigarette regulations 
Amid growing concern about the marketing of e-cigarettes to children and teens, lawmakers Monday released a congressional report urging for the regulation of the fast-growing industry.
Sendik’s partners with university for nutritional info 
Sendik’s Food Markets has launched a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that will provide nutritional information for the retailer’s deli items.
Grocery delivery serves niche markets — for now 
Online grocery delivery services in the Midwest are growing in popularity, although they are still primarily serving smaller, niche markets.
Winter expected to damage Michigan fruit crop: Report 
One of the region’s coldest winters in two decades may have harmed this season’s Michigan fruit crop, said a report released recently by the Michigan Farm Bureau.
Casey’s to build new Indiana distribution center 
Casey’s General Store announced Tuesday that it plans to break ground on a new $30 million distribution center in Terra Haute, Ind.
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