Jenna Telesca

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Clinton: Country faces ‘Hard Choices’  1
On the same day her new book "Hard Choices" debuted, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at the FMI Connect and United Fresh general session Tuesday, stressing the difficult choices the country has to make going forward.
United Fresh Show aims to foster cross-industry discussion 
This year’s United Fresh Show will be kicking off in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center June 10 to 13 with a larger trade show floor.
Village reports decrease in earnings in Q3 
Village Super Market, Springfield, N.J., reported net income of $3.2 million for the third quarter, which ended April 26, a 31% decline compared with the third quarter of a year ago.
United Fresh responds to House school nutrition action 
United Fresh issued a statement condemning the decision by the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee to allow the USDA to allow schools with economic hardship to opt out of mandated nutrition program standards for the next school year.
International market settles in to Des Moines 

C Fresh Market — an independent grocer located in the Riverbend neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa — specializes in meeting the needs of its diverse surrounding community.

“We’re not a typical grocery store,” said David Cotran, financial director at C Fresh.

Upper crust: Bakery breads have new flavors and portions 
Overall, bakery bread dollar sales were up 2.5% and volume sales were flat, over the 52 weeks ending March 26, according to Nielsen Perishables Group.
Price Chopper launches ‘theme park of food’ 
It’s all in the details at Price Chopper’s new Market Bistro banner. The ice cream sundaes come with house-made whipped cream and the pizza is topped with basil snipped from the plant.
Gallery: Foodservice at Price Chopper's Market Bistro (part 1)
Price Chopper is testing the boundaries of supermarket and restaurant in its new Market Bistro banner that is filled with foodservice stations.
Gallery: A look at Price Chopper's Market Bistro menu (part 2)
Years of work went into developing the menus at Price Chopper's new foodservice-focused Market Bistro banner.
Gallery: Price Chopper Market Bistro store tour (part 3)
Price Chopper's Market Bistro concept in Latham, N.Y., puts an emphasis on foodservice, but the chain has also put a lot of work into designing the rest of the store.
Gallery: Whole Foods Market sources produce from above
Whole Foods Market's Brooklyn store includes a rooftop greenhouse run by local grower Gotham Greens.
Whole Foods sources produce from store roof greenhouse 
The greenhouse that sits on the top of Whole Foods’ Brooklyn, N.Y., store recently started harvesting from its crop of lettuces, leafy greens, herbs and seven types of tomatoes.
Class of its own: Supermarkets offer inventive courses 
Retailers get creative with classes on food preservation, flower arranging and pregnancy nutrition.
Online retailer offers lobster ‘dock to doorstep’ 
Delivering lobsters to consumers is a tricky business, but online retailer manages to do it with only seven employees.
Martin’s runs 100-day health challenge 
Starting on May 5, Martin’s Super Markets, South Bend, Ind., are running a 100-day challenge as part of its new Be Smart, Be Well Initiative.
Global Format Innovation: What does the future look like?
September 26, 2014

I like the phrasing "experiental retailing." I think it's interesting how modern retailers are looking to old methods to give customers a better experience in the store such...

The power of 'Wow!'
September 10, 2014

Great point that grocers should put on their consumer hats to find that wow factor.

It also sounds like food retailers should ignore conventional wisdom about the...

How good is your produce — really?
August 24, 2014

Interesting point! I think this mindset could be applied to all the perimeter departments. Many retailers see the meat department or bakery department as standouts, but...

Merge right: 10 key markets
May 22, 2014

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United will supply eight Texas Albertsons
May 9, 2014

Thanks for pointing this out. We've made the correction.

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