Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager,
Supermarket News
Water sourced from plants on upswing: Presenter 
Cold pressed juices; coconut water as an ingredient; and water sourced from plants are trending in the natural and organic beverage space, Kathryn Peters, EVP of SPINS told attendees of the Bevnet Beverage Entrepreneur & Innovation Conference, Thursday.
Consumers want the truth: Kroger presenter  1
To resonate with contemporary consumers who relish authentic foods, brand marketers must be transparent, said Mathis Martines, Kroger’s senior category manager for innovation and snacks, at the Bevnet Beverage Entrepreneur & Innovation Conference in New York, Wednesday.
Coca-Cola increases stake in Keurig 
Coca-Cola has become the largest shareholder of Keurig Green Mountain by increasing its stake in the single cup coffee giant to 16%, according to reports.
H-E-B wine buyer hosts Twitter party 
H-E-B wine buyer Dan Schuette fielded shoppers’ questions during a Twitter wine party Tuesday.
GMA calls 'Fed Up' movie misleading  2
The Grocery Manufacturers Association set up a website to defend its members against the “Fed Up” documentary, which GMA says provides an inaccurate view of the packaged foods industry.
Supermarket News fields center store survey  1
Supermarket News is conducting its 11th annual survey of center store performance with the objective of developing an industry-wide snapshot of the challenges and opportunities facing this anchor department, with results to be shared in the June 9 issue and other SN media.
Fairway attempts to draw mainstream consumers with non-GMO products  1
Fairway Market hopes to attract value-conscious shoppers who want to avoid genetically modified foods by expanding its selection of non-GMO foods that are not organic.
Marketers should address cultural nuances 
Untapped growth opportunities exist within Asian American, African American and Latino demographics, according to experts who presented during last week’s Nielsen webinar “Demystifying Multicultural Consumers.”
Wegmans to 'Celebrate Organics!' (with video) 
Wegmans will host a Celebrate Organics! event this Saturday with organic sampling stations throughout the store.
GMA: Vermont GMO bill a step in wrong direction  3
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which backs a federal bill that would preempt states from legislative efforts to require labeling of GM foods, says that a Vermont measure to mandate labeling is “a step in the wrong direction for consumers.”
Keurig makes coffee ... and breakfast 
With its Nature Valley Bistro Cups Oatmeal, General Mills is the latest CPG company to capitalize on the single-cup brewing craze.
Gallery: Specialty food sales on the rise 
Millennials and their Boomer parents are driving sales in the specialty food market .
Most states debate GM labeling despite federal bill  3
State legislative efforts regarding GMO labeling will be for naught if a new federal bill, deemed by labeling supporters as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, is passed.
Consumers create new product buzz 
New product innovations, from gum to snacks to yogurt, are getting a boost from positive social media reviews.
Specialty food and beverages up 18%: SFA 
Sales in the $88 billion specialty food market — encompassing products with limited distribution and a reputation for high quality — are outpacing food sales overall, show the findings of the Specialty Food Association’s State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014 report, prepared in conjunction with Mintel International and SPINS.

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