Howard Riell

Articles by Howard Riell
BIGGER BITES 
The yellow M&M dressed like Darth Vader was a turning point for dark chocolate.In spring 2005, M&M's candies introduced a dark chocolate version of its
WHITE GOLD 
American consumers always want to have their cake and eat it, too. Only today, that means having their whole grain breads and eating white bread, too.Suppliers
LOOKING UP 
Children's video titles represent a G-rated sales bonanza for supermarkets.While retailers may struggle with other aspects of the video business, product
LET IT SHINE 
When the warm sunny weather kicks into gear, supermarkets will get their chance to shine with spring and summer seasonal general merchandise.While other
RETAILERS READY FOR DVD GIFT PUSH 
Holiday-ready retailers are expecting a big payoff from everything DVD.DVDs have become a staple item for gift giving, and supermarkets, distributors
RETAILERS GO TO SCHOOL WITH CHILDREN'S VIDEO 
The increasingly segmented children's video category is seeing a swelling torrent of educational videos hitting store shelves.Many grocers have yet to
RETAILERS HOPE FOR BIG DVD SEASON 
Retailers are preparing their video inventories and stores for a big year-end finish.With Americans staying away from movie theaters in droves throughout
MORE TOOLS FIGHT DVD THEFT 
Supermarkets and other retailers are bringing an arsenal of strategies and secure-display technologies to bear against those who pilfer videos.These range
GETTING THE FITNESS PICTURE 
Many Americans are getting into a fitness regimen, at least on DVD.From dancing, kick boxing, pilates, resistance bands and spinning/cycling, to stability
DVD RETURNS TO EARTH 
The days of head-over-heels growth of DVDs are drawing to a close.Business is still brisk to be sure. Video sell-through in fiscal 2005 accounted for
VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN GET VIDEO LINE 
VIENNA, Va. -- The video business is working to ensure that no child gets left behind when it comes to learning.The National Captioning Institute here,
4TH-QUARTER MYSTERY 
While retailers went into past fourth quarters strong in the knowledge that the summer box office had hit new highs and DVD sales were on a gravity-defying
BABY VIDEOS COME OF AGE 
America's youngest consumers may not be able to dress themselves or even walk, but they have lots of options when it comes to video products.The trend
'NAPOLEON' TITLE GROWS LONG SALES LEGS 
DVD sales of the cult hit "Napoleon Dynamite" have been explosive at supermarkets nationwide, and a pleasant surprise across the video business.A runaway
BUDGETED TO MOVE 
Videos priced from 99 cents to $3 are making their way into supermarkets at an alarmingly quick rate, while distribution continues to overflow the dollar-store

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