Roseanne Harper

Retailer Makes Hanging Baskets Destination, Grows Sales
MANCHESTER, Conn. — Highland Park Markets’ floral department has made its signature hanging baskets a destination, a major factor in growing spring sales, officials said
Retailer’s Nutritionist Spurs Kids to Create, Sell Salads
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kowalski’s Markets’ nutritionist Sue Moores has launched a non-profit program, Roots for the Home Team, that has urban teenagers selling salads, made from their own recipes, at Minnesota Twins’ home games.
Murray's Cheese-Kroger Link-up Hits West Coast 1
NEW YORK – Murray’s Cheese, continuing to expand its store-within-a-store arrangement with Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., will hit California soon with Murray’s Cheese Shops in Ralph’s Grocery Co., a Kroger subsidiary.
Geissler’s IGA Celebrates Anniversary With Cake 
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. — Geissler’s IGA Supermarkets celebrated its 90th anniversary through the month of April with cake-cutting celebrations at each of its seven stores.
Independents Carefully Mold Scratch Bakers  2
Supermarket retailers agree that scratch baking requires careful, time-consuming training — and they also say it’s well worth it.
Ag Groups Affirm Support for Senate Immigration Reform Bill 
WASHINGTON — United Fresh, along with agricultural organizations, held a press conference here on Wednesday to underscore their support of proposed immigration-reform legislation passed by the Senate earlier in the day.
Riesbeck’s Breaks Previous Record With Paczki Sales 
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Riesbeck’s Food Markets, having continued its annual, hefty promotion of paczki right up to Easter, hit a new record this year with sales of the super-rich pastries totaling $348,228, up nearly 5% over last year.
Supermarket RDs Get Ready for Mediterranean Diet Month 
Supermarket dietitians are gearing up to promote May as Mediterranean Diet Month with a whole roster of activities that includes demos, distribution of recipes, easy swapping products for more healthful ones, even television segments.
Kowalski’s Holds Class on Digestive Health 
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kowalski’s Markets, always adding to its roster of in-store classes for its customers, scheduled its first on digestive health Thursday evening, and two more classes on that subject are set for later this month.
NPD: More Meals Eaten at Home, Kids’ Influence Heftiest at Breakfast 
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The NPD Group, a consumer market research company, has confirmed more meals are still being eaten at home, and has shown kids influence what they eat for breakfast, but not what they eat for dinner.
Spring Gardening Starts Early for Retailers 
Bedding plants merchandised out front can mean valuable benefits, but lots of work, retailers say.
NPD: Meal Deals Need to Be Rejuvenated 
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The NPD Group, a market research and global information company, reports that customers visiting restaurants because of a “meal deal” were down last year from the prior year.
IDDBA Names Cake Decorating Challenge Finalists 
MADISON, Wis. — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association has chosen three finalists to compete at IDDBA’s 18th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge at its 2013 Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo in Orlando, Fla., June 2-4.
FMI: Menu Labeling Must Exclude Grocery Stores 
WASHINGTON — Food Marketing Institute has reinforced its position on calorie-count menu labeling —that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s menu labeling regulations should not extend to grocery stores.
Checking Food Safety Practices Among Local Growers 
Retailers take extra measures to be sure their local grower-suppliers are following best food safety practices.
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