Eric Thorsen

Articles by Eric Thorsen
SAFETY INSPECTIONS GROW WITH BRANDED PRODUCE 
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There's little question that the branding of produce has helped revitalize the former commodity department by giving it a fresh
APPLE CONSUMPTION PROMOTED 
AMHERST, Mass. -- The New England MacIntosh Growers Association here has created a consumer education brochure to help answer frequently asked questions
'BREAKFAST WITH BARBIE' PUSHES MILK 
BERKELEY, Calif. -- In an effort to emphasize the importance of breakfast and tie in the role of milk, the California Milk Processor Board, based here,
BEEFING UP SAFETY 
In recent years, most supermarket retailers have gone to great lengths to protect themselves and their shoppers from contaminated ground beef. While it
HARRY'S HEALTHY HEAPS 
ROSEWELL, Ga. -- At Harry's Farmers Market, based here, produce is spelled with a capital "P." After all, Harry's fruit and vegetable selection has been
TEST OF NEW DISPLAY LINER SHOWS CUT IN SHRINK 
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- The ongoing battle to extend shelf life in the fresh-food departments goes beyond sourcing the best product and installing reliable
ON-LINE SERVICE SEEKS TO UPDATE RETAILER-SUPPLIER LINKS 
PASADENA, Calif. -- With the launch of its subscription-free business-to-business e-commerce Web site/company, C.H. James & Co. here is making one of
RBA STIRS LOCAL GROUPS INTO ITS MEMBER MIX 
LAUREL, Md. -- The Retailer's Bakery Association here has entered into a partnership agreement with 22 local associations in an effort to increase membership
ORGANICS HIT NEW HEIGHTS AT FAIRWAY'S SECOND FLOOR 
NEW YORK -- Fairway Market, based here, is showing a strong commitment to organic produce, and is creating a destination point for its shoppers, with
FDA OPENS HOTLINE FOR FOOD SAFETY 
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration here has opened a public hotline in order to provide consumers with up-to-date, factual information regarding
PORK PRODUCERS STUDY: RECIPE LABELS INCREASE SALES 
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Using recipe stickers on packs of fresh pork products can boost sales an average of 6%, according to a study conducted by the National
FRESH MEALS EXPANDED AT NEWEST STEW LEONARD UNIT 
NORWALK, Conn. -- Stew Leonard's, the independent operator known for its in-store theatrics, is taking its prepared foods department to new heights in
MAKING 'TO-GO' GO 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Harper's Restaurant, a chain here that operates four Harper's restaurants as well as the more upscale Mimosa Grill, is making a go
USDA: APPLES TO RISE IN THE EAST, FALL IN THE WEST 
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, here, has forecasted that U.S. apple production will decrease 7% by year's end.The decrease will drop
HOT AND COLD 
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