Kelly Gates

Kelly
Gates
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Supermarket Programs Producing Healthier Kids 
With concerns about childhood obesity continuing, retailers are doing their best to push produce on little people. Packages of fruits and veggies adorned
Sweet Tooth Substitutes 
Consumers with special dietary needs can have their cake and eat it too. Premium baking mixes ranging from frozen gluten-free cookie dough to low-allergen
Prime Time 
THE RISE OF ANIMAL WELFARE as a purchase driver in the meat department has led to fundamental changes in the way animal proteins are marketed in the supermarket.
Bad Hair Days 
Hair care is hurting. Due to the sluggish economy, shoppers aren't spending as much on shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Only select consumers
Power Packed 
Forget conventional medicine. Many shoppers are replacing traditional remedies with functional foods that are believed to prevent disease and provide
GIFTABLES 
Gift cards have hit critical mass and are now an important revenue stream for supermarkets. Cincinnati-based Kroger demonstrated this earlier this year
GUILT-FREE SNACKS 
The health and wellness movement has invaded the snack aisle. In recent years, everything from potato chips and crackers to popcorn and cookies has been
Protein Replacements Grow Slowly, but Steadily 
Meat substitutes like veggie burgers, tofu and seitan have been slowly gaining in popularity in recent years. Most shoppers who reach for such faux foods
WHOLESALER: Unified Grocers 
Unified Grocers, a retailer-owned wholesale distributor headquartered in Los Angeles, is forever focused on helping its member retailers thrive. This
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