Melissa Tinklepaugh

Supermarket News
Gallery: FMI 14th Annual Store Manager Awards Finalists
The Food Marketing Institute named 10 finalists for its 14th annual Store Managers Awards.
Multimedia: Celebrity Chefs Lend Their Name to Cookware Collections 
Department stores, mass merchants and supermarket retailers are capitalizing on television chefs' expertise with exclusive arrangements and other partnerships involving celebrity chef-branded cookware.
Timeline: The Ups and Downs of Albertsons/Supervalu  1
Albertsons Inc. became a national supermarket operator through its 1999 merger with American Stores, gaining a significant presence in the Midwest and Northeast with the Jewel-Osco and Acme banners.
Map: Ban Together  1
New York City plans to enact a ban on sugar-sweetened beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces. Yet, this is not the first ban on products affecting retailers.
Interactive Chart: Flavored Spreads Sales 
The chart shows the dollar sales of top vendors of flavored spreads for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 2, 2012, compared with the 52 weeks ending Jan. 1, 2012.
Gallery: 2013 Top 10 Small Chains and Independents
Growth among small chains and independents alters the Top 50 list. See the Top 10 small chains and independents.
Gallery: NGA Show Offers Educational Tracks
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.
Interactive Charts: Top Energy Vendors by Segment 
The charts show the dollar sales and unit sales percent change of top vendors of energy drinks and shots, by segment, for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 2.
Energy Drinks 'A Bright Spot' for Retailers  1
This beverage segment remains on the fast track with double-digit sales growth and new releases.
Gallery: Industry Leaders to Speak at FMI 2013 Midwinter
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.
Gallery: 10 Predictions for 2013 
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.
Damage and Delays: One Chain's Hurricane Experience [Audio] 
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.
Coca-Cola Co. Creates Shopper Marketing Solutions in Innovation Center  2
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.
Retailers Promote Produce Online With Visual Media 
Through visual social media — web and mobile platforms that emphasize photos and videos — retailers are connecting with customers in new ways.
Supplier Leadership Award 2012 Winner for Support for Small Chains/Independents: PepsiCo 
PepsiCo’s steady support for NGA's Executive Leadership Development Program has won the company SN’s Supplier Leadership Award for Support for Small Chains/Independents.
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