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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.