Stephen Dowdell

Articles by Stephen Dowdell
PRODUCE PROMINENCE 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Produce is moving up in the supercenter merchandising hierarchy at Wal-Mart Stores here.The department is playing a more pivotal
PMA SURVEY SHOWS FRESH PRODUCE GROWING IN IMPORTANCE 
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Arguably the most comprehensive set of performance benchmarks ever assembled for the fresh-produce industry was released last week
PMA PRESIDENT SEES HEALTHY GROWTH AHEAD 
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Produce Marketing Association's convention, being held here this week, is likely to be the biggest and most well-attended meeting
FOR YOUR INFORMATION 
NEWARK, Del. -- In two weeks, the Produce Marketing Association here will use its annual convention as a platform for releasing a new produce study, one
SAFEWAY ENDORSES STRAWBERRY WORKERS' RIGHTS 
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here has joined the ranks of other supermarket chains that in recent months have openly declared their support of the right
HOME IS STILL WHERE THE MEALS ARE: STUDY 
LOS ANGELES -- New consumer research from the Food Marketing Institute, Washington, shows that consumers still want to eat at home, and indeed are doing
LABELS CALLED KEY TO SPECIALTY CHEESE SALE 
SEATTLE -- When it comes to potentially profitable but hard-to-sell specialty cheeses, supermarket executives say good labels are crucial to cutting through
PACKAGE DEALING 
The produce industry is deep into an important re-examination of its shipping container systems, and is discovering that sometimes the package itself
THE INDUSTRY PROBES THE PROS AND CONS OF A MAJOR SHIFT IN PRODUCE SHIPPING CONTAINERS 
The produce industry is deep into an important re-examination of its shipping container systems, and is discovering that sometimes the package itself
ORGANIC TO THE PLAN 
MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here is enjoying an organics renaissance thanks to a commitment, now two years running, to elevate the presence of certified organic
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 
PHILADELPHIA -- In a world where buying produce direct and forming alliances with suppliers is becoming more common for supermarket chains, there is little
BEST CASE SCENARIO FOR CASE-READY LAID OUT BY RETAILERS 
New case-ready products are giving the traditional meat department an edge in the competition for meal-replacement sales, said retailers gathered for
NEWS & SOLUTIONS CONSUMER SURVEY 
For the second year in a row, consumers polled by SN said overwhelmingly that the meat department is "very important" to them in determining which supermarket
BALLS' KC HEN HOUSE MARKET TAKES FRESH ROUTE 
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- At its newest Hen House Market here, Balls Food Stores is striving for a balance of hometown comforts and a taste of adventure.The
KROGER UNIT TO RESET MERCHANDISING FOR MEAT SHOW 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Kroger store in the chain's division here will host a merchandising showcase, tied to next month's Annual Meat Marketing Conference,

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