Jennifer Owens

Articles by Jennifer Owens
FOOD INFLATION EXPECTED TO BARELY SIMMER 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food inflation should be relatively constrained for the remainder of the year despite anticipated higher prices for fruits and vegetables.Falling
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DIP CALLED ONLY A BLIP 
WASHINGTON -- Like a climber on a rocky mountain summit, consumer confidence has trekked up and slid down this year on its way to reaching a 30-year high
PRODUCERS BLAST EPA DRAFT OF 'PESTICIDES ON FOOD' BROCHURE 
WASHINGTON -- Fresh-fruit and vegetable producers blasted the Environmental Protection Agency's draft of a brochure intended to educate consumers about
ALBERTSON'S EXTENDS BUTTREY OFFER TO APRIL 30 
BOISE, Idaho (FNS) -- Albertson's here has extended its offer to acquire Buttrey Food & Drug Stores Co., Great Falls, Mont., for approximately $134 million
CPSC LIKELY TO NIX SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CARTS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer Product Safety Commission commissioners are expected to vote shortly on a staff recommendation against mandatory safety standards
STUDY: BABY FOOD HAS UNSAFE PESTICIDE LEVELS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- About 77,000 infants each day ingest unsafe levels of insecticides, according to a new study calling for a complete ban of organophosphate
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SEEN RISING 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence surged in December, gaining more than six points to set another 28-year record as shoppers reacted warmly to continuing
CONSULTANT: FRESH-FOOD SUPPLIERS FACE GROWING TRADE FEES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Fresh-food suppliers are rushing down a $30 billion aisle of trade fees that producers of packaged food already know all too well
A QUESTION OF LABELING 
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan bill, H.R. 2332, introduced into Congress July 31, is also calling for front-panel labeling of frozen produce with its country
CATEGORY MANAGEMENT BOOM FORESEEN 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- "Manufacturers and their customers are on the verge of a category management explosion that will take the industry to the next stage
EPA SET FOR REASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDE TOLERANCES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has set its schedule for reassessing about 9,700 existing pesticide tolerances for both raw and
UKROP'S IS SEEKING TO DO MORE WITH SOLUTIONS AT ITS CORE 
RICHMOND, Va. -- Retailers may come from all over the world to see what Ukrop's Super Markets here is doing right with solution selling, but Jackie Legg
GIANT SEEKS SITES FOR NEW DRUG STORE CHAIN 
LANDOVER, Md. -- Giant Food here has become possibly the first supermarket chain to announce plans to open a new drug store chain, but both analysts and
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS RIDING HIGH, INDICATORS SAY 
WASHINGTON -- Consumers continue to exude strong confidence about their near- and long-term economic situations, according to polling by the Conference
FOOD-PRICE DROPS MAY AID ECONOMY, SAYS FED 
WASHINGTON -- Weakness on the food-price inflation front, though not a cause for celebration at supermarkets, could help check overall inflation and head

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