Department stores, mass merchants and supermarket retailers are capitalizing on television chefs' expertise with exclusive arrangements and other partnerships involving celebrity chef-branded cookware.
The NGA Show, Feb. 10–13 in Las Vegas, Nev., features six educational tracks, two super breakfast sessions and two general sessions. Each track — Store Leadership, Connecting With Customers, Store Operations, Creative Merchandising, Fresh and Healthy and Technology Tools — contains four workshops presenting ideas that independents can easily put into practice.
The FMI 2013 Midwinter Executive Conference, Jan. 20-22, in Scottsdale, Ariz., includes education and peer discussion around the state of the food retail industry, the political landscape and economy, consumer trends, innovation and technology, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
SN asked 10 experts to make predictions about developments that will have a significant impact on food retailing in 2013. Predictions ranged from the increasing use of environmentally friendly coolants to improved merchandising in the cheese category. View the gallery to see all 10 predictions, and click the related stories to read more about each prediction.
The Zoitas family owns four Westside Market stores in Manhattan and Maywood’s Marketplace in Maywood, N.J. Chief Executive Officer George Zoitas talked to SN on site at his Chelsea store about the superstorm’s effects on that particular store and the one in Maywood.
ATLANTA — Coca-Cola Co. takes the retailer-supplier relationship to a new level with its Shopper Experience Innovation Center (SEIC) here, where it tests cross-category and category-driving marketing strategies.