SAN ANTONIO — Sixty percent of food retailers surveyed said they had higher customer counts in 2012, according to a new report from Food Marketing Institute, although average sales growth was below inflation.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tops Markets’ new, upscale Orchard Fresh store here has been performing “way above expectations” and is being viewed as an expansion vehicle, Tops’ chief executive officer told SN on Monday.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage here has been expanding — not just in terms of the number of stores, but with larger locations that accommodate more product and more space for community gatherings.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Retail and wholesale executives at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here last week said they support the return of the annual traditional FMI Show in 2014, and believe Future Connect will continue to thrive as a development and education tool within FMI.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Food Marketing Institute said Thursday that its current board officers would remain in their current roles for another year to oversee implementation of the association’s new strategic plan.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hy-Vee teamed with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing board to train store personnel and develop some creative promotions that moved 20 tons of cheese from one small supplier, according to an executive of the chain who spoke at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Taking risks and being willing to learn from mistakes can be important tools for both personal growth and business success, according to an industry panel at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here on Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Grocers will cede about 11% of their sales to online channels in the next 10 years, according to research presented at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here this week — but not all agree with that assessment.