Roseanne Harper

Fresh activity: Retailers perk up produce 
Retailers are whipping up excitement in the produce aisle with events, classes, taste tests, flashy demos and lots of interaction with customers.
Signature sandwiches  1
Retailers are bringing their current customers in more frequently — and attracting new ones — with unique sandwiches and sandwich programs.
2013 Power 50: Joseph Colalillo, No. 3 in Wholesalers
Joseph Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., is ranked No. 5 in the Trending 10 and No. 3 in Wholesalers in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Rick Dreiling, No. 10 in Other Retailers Selling Food 
Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp., is ranked No. 10 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Donnie Smith, No. 7 in Suppliers 
Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, is ranked No. 7 in Suppliers in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Kendall J. Powell, No. 9 in Suppliers 
Kendall J. Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills, is ranked No. 9 in Suppliers in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Leslie G. Sarasin No. 1 in Associations/Government/Public Sphere 
Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of Food Marketing Institute, is ranked No. 1 in Associations/Government/Public Sphere of SN’s 2013 Power 50.
Food City’s Midnight Madness Rings Up Record Sales
LOUISA, Ky. — A K-VA-T Food City store here chalked up record sales with a Midnight Madness promotion it ran last Friday.
Kings Celebrates Store Reopening, Expands Produce 1
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Kings Food Markets celebrated a grand reopening of its Maplewood, N.J., store last week, with a [pasta] ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by demos and samplings in the store.
Sweet Trends: Cupcakes, Cookies … and Cronuts  2
While Cronuts make headlines, traditional items — smaller and healthier — gain steam.
McCaffrey’s Bolsters Local Produce 
LANGHORNE, Pa. — McCaffrey’s is making an all-out effort this season to deal with more local farmers to pump up its supply of local, fresh produce.
Retailers Run With National Donut Day
ERLANGER, Ky. — Remke biggs Markets here is running an attention-getting three-day special on a six-pack of glazed doughnuts marking National Donut Day tomorrow.
Dietitians Cite Important Consumer Data Presented at Meeting
PHOENIX — Supermarket dietitians who attended the annual Shopping for Health meeting here last month told SN they were particularly interested in data offered that showed consumers’ attitudes toward health and “healthy.”
Retailers Raise the Curtain on Prepared Food Theater 
Grilling outside and in, firing up wood-burning ovens, featuring carving stations, and taking down kitchen walls — these tactics are working well for supermarkets’ prepared food departments.
McCaffrey’s Features BrightFarms Tomatoes
LANGHORNE, Pa. — McCaffrey’s promoted BrightFarms' grape tomatoes and tomatoes on the vine on a lead-in display table over Memorial Day weekend, and sales were good, officials said.
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