Roseanne Harper

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.
Fairway Debuts Kosher Catering 
NEW YORK — After a test run last year from its Stamford, Conn., store, Fairway Market for the first time will offer a full kosher menu for Passover from three new kosher kitchens — in Stamford, Westbury, N.Y., and Paramus, N.J.
Retailer’s TV Cooking Show Keeps Store in Spotlight 
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Scott Karns likes to cook, and that has been a boon to Karns Quality Foods.
Gallery: Beef Backers Big on Creative Merchandising
TAMPA, Fla. — Four supermarket retailers — Tops Friendly Markets, Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Redner’s Warehouse Markets and Harris Teeter — were named 2012 Beef Backers here at the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association trade show.
Beef Backers Talk Marketing, Customer Contact 
TAMPA, Fla. — Beef Backers increased their beef sales last year in part because they pumped up efforts — in-store and through social media — to strengthen connections with their customers, they said.
HFAC Honors Retailers for Commitment to Certified Humane Products 
HERNDON, Va. – Humane Farm Animal Care officials here have honored four retailers — Safeway, Harris Teeter, Costco and Whole Foods — for their dedication to carrying products that are HFAC Certified Humane.
Ptacek’s Grilling Beats the Cold, Warms Up Sales 
Wisconsin winters haven’t cooled a fervor for grilling at Ptacek’s IGA in Prescott.
SN Whole Health: Spring 2013 News 
This news package includes items about how gluten free benefits the diabetic community, beauty care use-by dates, omega-3s, nutrition labels and more.
Prepared Food Departments Upgrade Menus 
Retailers are adding value to their healthy menu items in lots of ways, including underscoring freshness.
Technomic: Retail Foodservice Changes Needed 
CHICAGO — When its researchers found that consumers are buying ready-to-eat meals less frequently from supermarkets than they did two years ago, Technomic advised retailers to make some changes to stand out from restaurants and get some of their business back.
Study: Shoppers Loyal to Local 
CHICAGO — Consumers, getting more serious about their quest for local food, are choosing to do their food shopping where local products are available, and are willing to pay a premium price for them, research by A.T. Kearney shows. Not only that, but many of the respondents in the study favor local over organic.
Hy-Vee Store Launches ‘Wellness Wednesdays’  1
AUSTIN, Minn. — A Hy-Vee store here launched “Wellness Wednesdays” this week as a step toward encouraging its customers to follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate guidelines, which recommend meals include an item from each food group.
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