Joel Elson

Joel
Elson
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WEBVAN EXPANDS NONFOOD WITH BOOKS 
FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- The Webvan Group here has added books to its growing list of nonfood products in an effort to provide added convenience for on-line
GENUARDI'S TO BLOCK TABLOID AND MAG COVERS 
NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Similar to a move earlier this month by Kroger, Cincinnati, Genuardi's Family Markets here began blocking last week what it called
RETAILERS CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT TEENS RENT 
The teenage video market is big business. But when it comes to issues like teens renting on their parents' cards and R-rated product, some special concerns
ONTO THE FAST LANE 
Thanks to advanced technology, this is expected to be the breakout year for prepaid calling cards through the food channel.After lagging behind other
SUPERVALU SETS QWEST PHONE-CARD POS PLAN 
MINNEAPOLIS -- Supervalu here has launched its first corporate point-of-sale activation prepaid phone-card program for its supermarkets and corporate
HARPS PLAYS UP HIGH-TICKET ITEMS TO SWEETEN MARGINS 
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- By focusing on general-merchandise areas with higher price points and gross margins, Harps Food Stores here is hoping to boost its
KIDS' DVD MARKET CALLED NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME 
While an increasing number of titles are available on the DVD format, and the players are selling at a rapid clip, the market for children's DVD product
SOLID SELL-THROUGH 
Based on the stellar box-office performance of several key movies, retailers are getting ready for what they expect to be a very solid season for children's
NONTHEATRICAL BASICS 
A vast array of nontheatrical video franchises continues to do steady business for many supermarkets. But many chains are limited by shelf space constraints
KROGER AGAIN COMES UNDER MORALITY SCRUTINY 
CINCINNATI -- While commending Kroger for placing Cosmopolitan magazine behind blinder racks at checkout counters chainwide, Morality in Media here questioned
VALU, CENTRAL GROCERS DEAL TO HIKE SALES 
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. -- Central Grocers Cooperative here expects to boost nonfood sales several percentage points as a result of a distribution program
KROGER TAKES ACTION ON COSMO COVER HEADLINES 
CINCINNATI -- Kroger here has begun installing blinders to block front-cover headlines on Cosmopolitan magazine, a Hearst publication prominently displayed
BUYERS BULLISH ABOUT BUILDING HOUSEWARES SALES 
General-merchandise buyers voiced enthusiasm for continued growth in supermarkets' housewares business.The supermarket channel gained share points in
COOKWARE BUYERS HAVE DESIGNS ON NEW AT EXPO 
CHICAGO -- A number of supermarket retailers said they would be on the lookout for new designs and colors in kitchen housewares when they gather Jan.
MORE COLLECTIBLES TO BE SEEN AT ARMS 
RED BANK, N.J. -- The Association of Retail Marketing Services (ARMS) here will feature wider selections of collectible products in continuity programs

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