Jenna Telesca

Content Director,
Supermarket News

Twitter: @jennatelesca

Diners look cross-channel for prepared foods 
Prepared foods are a staple for many shoppers, and they are purchasing them at different types of retailers, according to the most recent “The Why? Behind the Buy” report by Acosta Sales & Marketing.
Consumers want citrus convenience 
When shopping for citrus, customers have varying expectations when it comes to tangerines and grapefruit.
Frosty outlook marks domestic citrus 
Growers in Florida and California are anticipating a drop in citrus production this season.
Murray’s Cheese plans for expansion with Kroger 
Proving that supermarket customers are looking for more sophisticated options than the usual cheeses found in the dairy aisle, Murray’s Cheese shops continue to expand within Kroger banner stores.
New rules for fresh foods 
The fresh food industry hopes to influence key regulations and bills in 2014.
Duane Reade digs deeper into fresh  1
Duane Reade is giving New York City quick-serve restaurants and supermarkets a run for their money.
Gallery: Fields Foods comes to St. Louis
Fields Foods, a local-focused retailer in St. Louis, held its grand opening on Jan. 3 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, store tour and product demos.
Produce Industry Hopeful for 2014 Farm Bill 
WASHINGTON — It’s been a long time coming, but the produce industry appears optimistic that the Congress will be able to pass a 2014 Farm Bill early in the new year.
FDA Gives Industry Another FSMA Comment Period 
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will allow the industry and public to comment on a second set of proposed Food Safety Modernization Art rules that deal with water quality, manure and compost standards and mixed-used facilities.
2014 Prediction #9: Gestation Crate Promises Implemented 
Next year, supermarkets will start walking the walk on their sow housing pledges.
2014 Prediction #10: Women in Produce Initiatives Gain Momentum 
Last year the produce industry ramped up its efforts to support women in executive roles, and these initiatives are likely to have continued impact through 2014.
2013 Another Transformative Year for Many Food Retailers 
Merger-and-acquisition activity and changes in leadership provided some of the biggest supermarket industry stories in 2013, but GMOs, health and wellness, food safety and Cronuts also provided many headlines.
Gallery: Artisan Assembly at Gotham West Market

NEW YORK — Gotham West Market isn’t your mother’s food court. The new addition to the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood here includes stalls from high-end restaurants, the premium slow-drip coffee shop Blue Bottle and the food store Brooklyn Kitchen.

Supermarkets Seize Opportunities for Catering to Customers 
There’s more demand for catering, but offerings need to be forward-thinking
New St. Louis Retailer Instills ‘Local Flavor’ 
ST. LOUIS — Fields Foods, a supermarket opening early next year in the Lafayette Square neighborhood, will have a wine and craft beer area operated by a local business.


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