Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager,
Supermarket News
Big food companies volunteer GMO info  2
Although compliance with the national GMO labeling law is still two to three years away, a handful of big food companies are moving to act in advance of the requirement that GMOs be disclosed on packaging via messaging, a symbol or QR code, with voluntary efforts to label GMOs today.
County Market app driving traffic, loyalty 
Niemann Foods’ County Market stores are drawing new consumers and retaining others with its myCountyMarket app that pushes location-based offers to loyalty cardholders’ mobile devices, as they shop the store.
2016 Category Guide: Back to basics  1
Consumers are seeking clean labels, nutrient-rich foods and products touting original recipes or hyper-local roots.
Vermont Grocers Assoc. to members: You can continue labeling GMOs 
GMO labeling is no longer mandated in Vermont, but the Vermont Retail Grocers Association, which advocated a single, national rule, is telling its retailer and supplier members that they may continue disclosing GMO information if they choose.
Federal GMO labeling: 3 things to expect

Last month, President Obama signed the federal GMO labeling bill into law, which immediately nullified state-based GMO labeling mandates like that of Vermont’s. Under the program, disclosure will take the form of messaging on a product, a symbol, or QR code that consumers may use to find out more information. Small food manufacturers can comply by using a phone number or URL. Here are three other things to expect from the federal GMO labeling program.

Industry associations applaud House passage of GMO bill  5
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association applauded the House of Representatives Thursday for its expeditious passage of a GMO labeling bill that's expected to be signed into law by President Obama.
Industry urges House to vote quickly on GMO labeling standard 
Industry associations are urging the House to vote expeditiously on national legislation that would require products containing GMO ingredients to be identified as such with words, pictures or a barcode that consumers could scan.
Q&A: Bare shelves may result from Vermont GMO labeling mandate  10
Vermont's GMO labeling mandate has spurred product reformulations and may lead to bare shelves as private label and national brand manufacturers consider ceasing the sale of their GMO-containing products in the state.
Tennessee retailers prepare to sell wine 1
Kroger, Walmart and Food Lion are among the retailers gearing up to sell wine in Tennessee beginning Friday.
GMA open to sodium reduction dialogue with FDA 
The Grocery Manufacturers Association responded positively to the FDA’s issuance of draft sodium reduction targets for 150 categories of processed, packaged and prepared foods, and the opening of a public comments period on these voluntary reduction targets, Tuesday.
FMI Connect calls 'Everyone to the Table' 
SN asked Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of Food Marketing Institute, to preview what attendees can expect at FMI Connect.
Gallery: Piggly Wiggly turns 100
Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Company marked Piggly Wiggly's 100 anniversary by theming its May Food Show a throwback to the historic retailer’s past, with a miniature prototype 1916 era store based on archives from its first self-service location and awards for vendors who best supported the anniversary theme.
Brand expert weighs in on Amazon's new private labels 
SN discussed Amazon.com’s anticipated new private label offering with Julie Quick, SVP of insights and strategy for the Shoptology shopper and retail marketing agency.
The New Consumer: Three snacks trends driven by young consumers 
Young snackers are exhibiting distinct day-part and flavor preferences.
The New Consumer: Are eating trends age-based or generationally influenced? 
Members of Gen Y are eating more fresh foods and preparing more meals.
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