Food retailer respondents to SN’s 11th annual Survey of Center Store Performance are switching out underperforming products, enhancing fresh food departments and testing aisle layouts, in an effort to grow center store sales.
Wegmans is taking safety precautions with its newly launched private label sunscreen pouches on the advice of shoppers, according to a Fresh Stories blog post by Mary Ellen Burris, Wegmans’ SVP of consumer affairs.
At a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, raised concerns that pet foods labeled as American-made may contain tainted ingredients from China.
SN is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Supplier Leadership Awards, which will recognize manufacturers for excellence in product innovation, category management, point of sale merchandising and more than a dozen other areas.
Category buyers from supermarket chains, several specialty retailers, executive chefs, food journalists and even a food historian, selected 10 finalists for the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Award.