Eric Thorsen

Articles by Eric Thorsen
PRODUCE TOUR VISITS RETAILERS TO PROMOTE 5 A DAY 
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Produce for Better Health Foundation here ended its 16-city promotional tour of the East coast with the creation of the "world's
COOKING EVENT REELS IN SALES FOR JEWEL'S FISH DEPTS. 
MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- A lot of surveys and industry observers report seafood consumption is down, but Jewel Food Stores, based here, is reeling consumers
RETAILERS DONATE FOOD TO COOKING ROAD SHOW 
Retailers are lending a hand to a traveling cooking demonstration that uses a variety of fresh food items found in their stores, including produce. The
FMI '99 
CHICAGO -- Theater and live action are tools supermarkets can use to combat the dullness of shopping, according to a panel of industry experts at the
WEGMANS SQUEEZES OUT WIN 
ERIE, Pa. -- A unit of Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets has won the top spot in the first-ever contest to promote imported Spanish clementine
ORGANIC GROWTH 
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mooooove over, natural-food stores. Conventional supermarkets are taking a new approach and filling their cases with a full line of organic
FSIS WORKS ON PREVENTION OF OUTBREAKS OF LISTERIOSIS 
WASHINGTON -- Responding to numerous outbreaks of the food-borne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, the Food Safety and Inspection Service division of
WATERMELON CONSUMPTION RISES 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The National Watermelon Promotion Board, based here, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the news that watermelon is enjoying
FRESH IN THE CITY 
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Just outside the confines of Chicago lies a new produce-driven concept store called the People's Market.Reminiscent in design of a 1960's
GRILL THRILL 
THIBODAUX, La. -- As summertime approaches, retailers are stocking their meat cases with grilling items as consumers look to move their dining occasions
RETAILERS JOIN RESTAURATEURS IN SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD EFFORT 
NEW YORK -- Opening a new door for retailers and restaurateurs who want to demonstrate a commitment to environmental issues, a group of operators has
CALIFORNIA GRAPE GROWERS UNWORRIED BY DIP IN CONSUMPTION 
FRESNO, Calif. -- Per-capita consumption of California grapes has declined by one pound after rising to more than five pounds in 1997, according to an
PISTACHIO GROUP TESTS SAN ANTONIO AND TARGETS THE NATION 
FRESNO, Calif. -- With the goal of promoting pistachios as a year-round snack, the California Pistachio Commission here launched the second phase of a
DARK GREEN BEAN STEALS SALES SCENE: SURVEY 
OXNARD, Calif. -- Dark-colored green beans hold more eye appeal than their lighter counterparts, and therefore can help boost sales of this particular
INDUSTRY CHANGES SEEN FORCING NEW APPROACH TO PRODUCE 
SAN DIEGO -- With few exceptions, produce is still the preferred way retailers demonstrate their commitment to freshness, quality and variety. But changes

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