Tony Spleen

Articles by Tony Spleen
LOCAL PRODUCE EFFORTS STEPPED UP BY MARSH 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Marsh Supermarkets here has stepped up its efforts to sell locally grown produce and has attracted new customers to its produce departments
THE VALUE IN PARTNERSHIPS 
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Partnerships between buyers and sellers can make good business sense in theory, but they can yield poor results in practice.That's
RETAILERS ARE READYING 5-A-DAY PROMOTION 
Retailers across the country are gearing up for the second annual 5-a-Day Week, which is expected to garner more promotional activity than last year's
PRICES, BARBECUING HEAT MEAT SALES 
Record low beef prices and a boom in home barbecuing are adding up to more sales in the meat department during the slow summer months this year.Retailers
GETTING MORE OF A TASTE FOR GRILLING 
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- More than 705 of U.S. households have a barbecue grill, according to the Barbecue Industry Association here. And grills are getting
REPORT COMMENDS PESTICIDE SAFETY RULES 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Existing California and federal pesticide regulatory programs "adequately protect infants and children from pesticide residue risks,"
HIGH-PRESSURE SALESMAN 
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bill Romley Jr. had a tough time selling upper management on pressurized banana ripening rooms.The perishables warehouse manager and
FOOD SAFETY PRESSURE IS ON AT RETAIL 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The rapid growth in demand for fresh-cut produce and updated federal guidelines for safe food handling are forcing produce managers
PRODUCE SECTIONS URGED TO STRENGTHEN EFFICIENCY 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Every department in the supermarket is searching for ways to trim costs and boost efficiency.The produce department, viewed by
UNITED TO INTEGRATE TWO FORUMS 
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association here has announced plans to eliminate two stand-alone educational programs from its
MEDITERRANEAN DIET TOUTED BY SPECIALISTS 
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a major departure from the U.S. government's recommendations for healthy eating, leading international scientists and nutritionists
THE BLOOM IS REALLY ON THE ROSE 
PHOENIX -- Supermarket floral departments are blossoming.Generating almost half of all U.S. floral sales, they have become formidable competition for
CALIFORNIA VIDEO TELLS HOW TO FOIL THE MEDFLY 
LOS ANGELES -- California farmers have launched a campaign to teach residents how they can help control the spread of the Mediterranean fruit fly.The
FDA ISSUES EXTENSION ON WAX LABELING RULES 
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a three-month extension on the enforcement of wax labeling regulations originally set to
BERRIED TREASURE 
Summer berries are taking the lead in the battle for more space in supermarket produce departments.Retailers contacted by SN said they've caught on to

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