Jeff Wells

Supermarket News
Sunny side up for supermarkets 
When it comes to prepared foods, the first meal of the day hasn’t traditionally been supermarkets’ forte. But those that do serve up hot, fresh breakfast items say the opportunity has never been better.
Retailers take the cake to a higher level 
Publix, Dorothy Lane, PCC use quality ingredients and creative designs to win over shoppers.
Fall flavors energize retail bakery sales 
Pumpkin products have done well thanks to Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte, while maple is the hot trend to watch.
Retailers take service-first approach to wedding floral 
With consumer budgets for the big day increasing year over year, retailers are positioning themselves as wedding floral experts, offering a wide variety of arrangements and consulting services.
Liquid Gold: Retailers look for growth in an expanding RFG beverage category 
The drinks are cold and the competition is red hot in the refrigerated beverage category.
Crossing the Line: Retailers boost produce sales via clever cross-promotions 
When it comes to cross-merchandising, the produce department is hot property.
Rouses' seafood capitalizes on quality local sourcing 
When it comes to seafood, Rouses refuses to rest on tradition alone, offering a lively array of in-store promotions, events and creative merchandising to support its selection of local favorites.
Retailers confront challenges of local seafood 
While the demand for local seafood remains high with consumers, department managers say they face a unique set of challenges in meeting that demand, from fickle sourcing to high prices.
Whole Hog: The pork picture clears up 
Retailers look to capitalize on improving pork prices and supply.
Progress reported on sow stall transitions 
Less than two years after committing to eliminating gestation crates from their pork supply, several mainstream retailers have reported steady progress in transitioning suppliers away from those methods of production.
Fresh Hires: Seasonal Staffing in Fresh Foods  1
Seasonal staffing offers relief during busy times, but challenges loom.
The New Local: High-Tech Farming Redefines Locally Grown 
New high-tech agriculture methods are redefining locally grown in towns and cities across the U.S.
SN Whole Health: Spring 2013 Trends 
Trending: Marketing to Generation X, healthy vending machines, losing weight but eating well, and popcorn sales are popping.
SN Whole Health: Spring 2013 News 
This news package includes items about how gluten free benefits the diabetic community, beauty care use-by dates, omega-3s, nutrition labels and more.
The New Habit: E-cigarettes Offer Alternative for Supermarkets 
E-cigarettes may be controversial, but the newest alternative to smoking is reigniting sales in a category many retailers had abandoned. You've come a long way, baby.
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