Mark Hamstra

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USDA TO SUPPORT 'BAC DOWN' 
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a public-awareness campaign by next week to educate consumers about the importance of keeping
SPARTAN SEES OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISTRIBUTION GROWTH IN MICHIGAN 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Spartan Stores here said it would support expansion efforts by its distribution customers in eastern Michigan, but seemed to indicate
IFBA CONFERENCE 
CHICAGO -- Small food brokers can compete in much the same way that small retailers can: by focusing on customer service and differentiating themselves,
INDEPENDENTS CAN EXPLOIT WEAKNESSES OF COMPETITORS 
CHICAGO -- Small- and medium-sized food retailers have an opportunity to grow if they execute well at the store level and exploit opportunities created
FMI MEMBERS COULD TAKE THE STAGE TO IMPROVE SHOW 
There were some interesting things said about leadership in Chicago last week, and not all were said at the Food Marketing Institute show.Bill Grize,
BETTER BOXES 
The traditional supermarket is no longer all things to all people.From Safeway's Lifestyle stores to A&P's Food Basics, supermarket operators are leveraging
DELHAIZE'S BLOOM AND SWEETBAY SUPERMARKETS 
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Delhaize America's garden of new concepts is in full bloom.The company, parent of the Food Lion, Kash N' Karry and Hannaford Bros.
WHOLESALE GAINS, RETAIL STORES DRIVE NASH FINCH PROFITS 
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch here last week said sales gains in its distribution segment and improvements in its retail store base drove a surge in profits
AWG ADDS FOOD ITEMS TO DOLLAR MERCHANDISE OFFERINGS 
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., has added more than 400 food items to its inventory of "dollar" merchandise since
STUDY SEES PURPOSE IN SLOTTING FEES 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Slotting fees serve to make the introduction of new products more efficient by mitigating the risk of product failure and signaling
SPARTAN LABEL REDESIGN BOOSTS SALES 
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Spartan Stores has increased the market share of its core private-label Spartan brand 4% since the wholesaler and retailer introduced
PANELISTS CITE NEED FOR MORE THAN MONETARY COMPENSATION 
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Financial compensation alone does not create a positive work environment, according to panelists at the Western Michigan University
NEW PRESIDENT OVERSEES A MORE EFFICIENT MEIJER STORES 
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Meijer Stores had the second-most profitable year in its history in 2004 after implementing a sweeping cost-cutting initiative and
BIG TIME 
When Dick Herbert had an idea about how to improve the presentation of his wholesaler's weekly ad circular, he just walked right into the company's recent
FORMER ROUNDY'S RETAILERS PREPARE TO CHANGE PRIVATE LABEL 
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch's acquisition of two Roundy's warehouses in Lima, Ohio, and Westville, Ind., should add about $1 billion to the wholesaler's
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