Matthew Enis

Supermarket News
Hy-Vee Store Sets Sights on Its Newest Neighbors 
Being the first supermarket to greet a family to town and offer them free groceries as an incentive to visit a store can be a great way to generate loyalty as those customers begin establishing new shopping habits.
Growth Industry: SN’s Produce Spring Supplement 
Our annual Spring Produce Supplement features an interview with incoming United Fresh Chairman David Krause, as well as stories detailing some of the latest trends in produce and floral.
USDA Tries to Calm Mad Cow Concerns 
WASHINGTON — After the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or “mad cow” disease in a dairy cow in central California last week, the agency quickly moved to distribute information to calm consumer fears on its website and through social media.
BJ’s Grows Local Produce Program 
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club here has announced that its “Farm to Club” local produce program will be expanded to all of its 195 stores in the 15 states where the company operates.
Meat Category Managers Think Small 
Rising prices and changing demographics build demand for smaller packages in meat departments.
BJ’s Announces New Seafood Sustainability Policy 
Seafood sustainability has been in the news recently as BJ's and Safeway reported on developments at their chains, and FMI announced during the Boston Seafood Show that it would soon release a seafood sustainability toolkit. Also at the show was a presentation detailing last year's seafood sales.
Something Fishy: Seafood Fraud 
Seafood species substitution continues to be a problem, but better enforcement, a supplier pledge and better training can help curb its prevalence.
Study: Meat, Poultry Cooking Techniques Changing 
ORLANDO, Fla. — The preparation techniques that shoppers use to cook meat and poultry at home have changed a lot during the past five years, according to consumer research in the seventh annual Power of Meat study, presented here at the 2012 Annual Meat Conference, a joint production of the American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute.
Price, Convenience Drive Meat-Shopping Habits 
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rising prices are on consumers’ minds when they shop supermarket meat departments, and many shoppers are still primarily focused on finding the best deals when they shop. However, value-based shopping behavior is shifting into new territory, and there are signs that convenience items and value-added products may be gaining new traction.
Price Becomes Even Bigger Factor for Meat Shoppers 
ORLANDO, Fla. — Price has always played a major role in the consumer's final decision when shopping supermarket meat departments, and that role appears to be growing, according to the seventh annual Power of Meat study, presented here today at the 2012 Annual Meat Conference, a joint production of the American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute.
NCBA Launches Meat Department Training Videos 
DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Beef Checkoff Program here have partnered with Merck Animal Health to launch a series of free, web-based retail training videos geared toward boosting knowledge of beef production and other beef-related topics among supervisors, managers and associates at the store level.
Meat Department Terms May Confuse Shoppers  2
Separate consumer research efforts by the National Pork Board and Merck Animal Health indicate that some standard terminology used in meat departments could be confusing customers
Promotional Drop: Meat Trends Today 
Meat and poultry prices are expected to continue rising in 2012, but analysts believe there may be new ways to help customers cope.
Shoppers Expands Nutrition iQ to Perishables 
BOWIE, Md. — Shoppers Food and Pharmacy here has expanded its in-store nutritional navigation program “nutrition iQ” into its fresh food departments, offering shoppers detailed information about fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods and other items.
Small Change: Nanotechnology in Food Packaging 
Nanotechnology could revolutionize fresh food packaging, but a growing number of organizations are expressing concern about the industry’s lack of regulation.
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