Jeff Wells

Supermarket News
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.
SN Whole Health: Club Stores Trade Up 
Club stores have emerged as a fair trade champion.
SN Whole Health: Winter 2012 Trends  1
Hot topics: Dairy-free boom, make mine a vinegar, dinnertime helpers and fresh hydration.
Restaurant Concept Goes Pop 
The business equivalent of finger food, pop-up restaurants are establishments that operate for months, weeks or mere days before closing up shop.
Daily Blooms: Year-Round Floral Sales 
Battered by the recession a few years ago, floral department managers have emerged with a commitment to pushing fresh, high-quality flowers, not just during the major holidays, but year-round.
SN Whole Health: Summer 2012 Trends  1
Expect these hot trends this summer: shopping walls, mochi madness, upscale carbonated soft drinks and greater gardens.
SN Whole Health: Summer 2012 News  2
News about food audit programs, GMO, whole grains, hemp, food labels, defining organic, obesity and gluten.
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