Kelly Gates

Consumers put a premium on specialty coffee pods 
Retailers are catering to the premium tastes of single-serve coffee drinkers with specialty pods.
Millennial mix: Premium store brands for today's consumers 
Retailers are catering to young adults and other adventurous eaters with premium private labels.
The Breakfast Club 
The cereal category gets a boost from new products, aggressive pricing, increased ad activity and more endcap merchandising.
Retailers tap into growler business 


Albertsons continues to expand its tap-beer to-go business, this time opening a growler station in an Idaho store.

The retailer now has six The Growler Station Express (GS Express) departments in Idaho, Oregon and Arizona.

A growing number of other retailers are also deepening their commitment to growlers.

New Pittsburgh store to sell wine by the glass 
Market Street Grocery, which is slated to open in early spring, will house an in-store wine bar.
Price Chopper seafood focuses on quality and convenience 
Price Chopper is renowned for its upscale aesthetic and an extensive list of offerings. The supermarket has certainly cast a wide net in the seafood category, making it a destination location for all things ocean.
Retailers augment seafood selections for Lent 
With most meat off the menu during the Lent, savvy supermarkets will be showcasing seafood throughout the six-week season.
Valentine’s Day brings sweet promos 
Retailers are pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. Some boast displays with flowers and candy. Others cross-merchandise everything from meal solutions, home decor products and novelty gift items, and toss in custom flower arrangements and free giveaways too.
Barrel-aged beer is back 
Barrel-aged brews create such a buzz that retailers are challenged to keep it in stock.
Convenient cooking: Quick and easy meal solutions 
New lines of slow cooker and simmer sauces and meal kits are gaining additional placement throughout the store.
Weight Control Category Bulks Up 
Supermarket dietitians weigh in on the fast-growing weight control category.
Sanitation Issues Grow With Reusable Totes  1
REUSABLE BAGS AND BOTTLES have become popular expressions of green spirit. Supermarkets both give away and sell them, and customers have eagerly adopted them as sustainable options to plastic. The problem is they can turn green themselves.
Snack Bars Sweeten Sales 
Snack bars shed some of their health halo to reveal their indulgent side with a menu of dessert-themed flavors.
Retailers Reinforce Goodwill Efforts 
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets has fine-tuned its charitable programs to create better efficiencies, enhance its image with shoppers and reduce labor costs.
SN Whole Health: Waste Cooking Oil Goes From Grease to Green 
Retailers find new revenue in cooking oil reclamation.
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