WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service’s August consumer price index (CPI) report forecast a low supermarket food inflation rate of 1.5% to 2.5% for 2013, and a slightly higher rate of 2.5% to 3.5% for 2014.
Part of SN's Power 50 that includes the most influential people in the food retailing industry, "The Trending Ten" were chosen by SN editors based on their current or growing influence. Below SN writers describe what distinguishes each of The Trending Ten.
Last year, United Natural Foods Inc. managed its rapid growth by making it easier for both suppliers to introduce new products and for retailers to stock and manage those products. Now, Steven Spinner is working hard to keep Providence, R.I.-based UNFI’s growth rate on track.