Laura Klepacki

Laura
Klepacki
Articles
HOW THE GAMES ARE RATED 
The rating system used on cartridge games, originally developed by the Interactive Digital Software Association, Washington, and now handled by the Independent
THE RATING GAME 
Video game rating systems are a useful tool, but they don't lessen the need for customer service, supermarket retailers told SN.While many retailers laud
COMPUTER RECRUITERS 
Costs tied to staff turnover and training continue to rise, but to keep the expense in check, retailers and wholesalers are turning to more sophisticated
EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES 
The growing direct-to-video phenomenon offers the industry opportunities to build profitable franchises exclusively at retail.Many direct-to-video titles,
RETAILERS RESET MEAT CASES TO KEEP SALES HOT IN WINTER 
With the onset of cold weather and the holiday season under way, meat department executives are counting on their winter case resets to meet the change
A BRIGHTER PICTURE FOR MOVIE RENTALS 
Supermarket retailers are looking forward to a strengthened video rental market for 1996, following a nationwide drop in revenues this year.According
GREEN GROCERS 
Environmental programs might not be in the limelight as much as they were a few years ago, but anyone who thinks recycling and other "green" initiatives
DIRECT RESULTS 
While the bulk of fourth-quarter video sales are in the children's category, it is the lower-priced children's nontheatrical products that can be a bigger
STICK SHIFT 
In a segment dominated by such descriptions as "luminous," "lustrous," "long-wearing" and "colour riche," presentation means everything. That may be why
SUMMER PROMOTIONS: MORE THAN LIP SERVICE 
To help boost lipstick sales for the summer season, cosmetic companies and distributors have created a potpourri of programs that include consumer contests,
FAIRWAY COLORS HBC HAIR LINE 
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Fairway Foods here has added more color to its health and beauty care segment -- hair color, that is.The wholesaler, which supplies
SAY CHEESE 
Cheese eaters are looking for cheese with more bite. And for the merchandisers willing to cater to them, the impact on cheese volume can be pretty strong.Indeed,
THE VALUE OF EDUCATION 
A little education can go a long way when you're trying to convince consumers to try an unfamiliar -- and pricey -- specialty cheese.While upscale deli
CHANGING CULTURES 
The refrigerated yogurt category is being transformed by the nation's focus on low-fat eating.The pattern is simple: low-fat and nonfat is in, while "fattier"
TENACIOUS PERFORMERS 
Supermarkets have maintained their share of the top 10 health and beauty care categories, despite the rapid proliferation of supercenters.The top 10 categories
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