Kelly Gates

Kelly
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WHOLESALER: Unified Grocers 
Unified Grocers, a retailer-owned wholesale distributor headquartered in Los Angeles, is forever focused on helping its member retailers thrive. This
Lifting Spirits 
The economy is struggling, but that hasn't deterred shoppers from splurging on alcohol. Major trends that were driving sales before the downturn are still
Summer Elation: Sun, Fun & Health 
THE FITTEST SEASON OF THE YEAR is just around the corner, and retailers are getting into shape promoting health and wellness to families. For some, the
Retailers Raise the Bar for Earth-Friendly Products 
Bi-Lo is continually expanding its environmental efforts. So far, the Mauldin, S.C.-based retailer has established a reusable bag program and now offers
Juiced Up 
Plain old fruit juice just doesn't cut it with today's consumer. Shoppers want juices that are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Some prefer drinks
PAPER CHASE 
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN, especially in a world where convenience is king. But manufacturers of paper goods and disposables are helping the cause, creating
D&W's Private-Label Balancing Act 
Having cost-conscious private-label products in an upscale store might seem like an oxymoron. But according to Dennis Eidson, president and chief operating
FRESH OUTLOOK 
D&W has had a face-lift. In 2006, shortly after acquiring D&W Food Centers' 16 upscale supermarkets for $45 million, Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Multifunction Grooming: Hybrid Products for Women 
Many of the latest women's products to hit the market are hybrids, said Don Stuart, managing director, Cannondale Associates, Wilton, Conn. There has
CUTTING BACK 
The grooming category looks a little grim. In response to the current economic slump, many shoppers are stepping away from costly items like reusable
Wal-Mart Makes a Splash With Kids 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart teamed up with trading partners and Project WET to sponsor a kid-focused water sustainability education program. The Sustainability
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