Karen DeMasters

Karen
DeMasters
Articles
BUYING IN BULK 
Consumers continue to exhibit a desire to treat themselves with sweets, and supermarket retailers are taking full advantage by placing colorful bulk candy
CORE CURRICULUM 
Even as more supermarkets become part of nationwide chains, some independents, such as Coborn's supermarkets in St. Cloud, Minn., are finding ways to
THE LOSHER ALTERNATIVE 
Kosher foods continue to increase in popularity in Center Store aisles, because of the foods' religious significance and of customers' growing concern
CONSOLIDATION FEVER 
The grocery industry's trend toward consolidation into larger and larger chains is the most significant change to hit the marketplace since modern marketing
MAINSTREAM GOURMET 
As Americans' tastes are becoming more sophisticated, retailers are searching for more ways to make their particular stores stand out from the crowd.
WHAT'S BREWING 
What could be better than a cold beer on a hot summer afternoon? Not much, according to the beer manufacturers and supermarket retailers who are getting
A WARM WELCOME 
As the first daffodils start to push up through the cold ground, many people begin to think about spring-cleaning chores. Even before that day comes,
THE RISE OF CATEGORY MANAGEMENT 
Retail supermarket owners and managers are embracing the concept of category management in an effort to beat back the increasing competition they are
BIG BUSINESS 
Bigger seems to be better, at least in some merchandise categories in the Center Store aisles. Retail supermarkets are adding more large-size packages,
HOME-BAKED FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
Despite growing time demands, there are still many people who bake their own breads and desserts for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. And, retailers
SOY OH BOY! 
As the American consumer becomes more health conscious, more soy products are turning up on Center Store shelves. Because awareness of the health claims
HAND TO MOUTH IS GOOD 
American families are always on the go, and even more so when school starts. That means an increased demand for all types of food that can be popped into
NOT YOUR FATHER'S PRIVATE LABEL 
There was a time when private-label products in white packages with military-style black lettering were sandwiched in between the "real" brands on the
TERRIFIC TIE-INS 
From Maine to Washington state to the southern states, supermarket retailers are ready to take advantage of the summer weather to aggressively promote
LIQUID LUNCH 
The convenience and nutritional value of aseptic packaged drinks keep the sales figures strong as retailers prepare to push the category for summer.A

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