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Sep 17, 2013

Social Web Success: Big Tools for Small Retailers

For independent supermarket operators, today’s times require a social web presence....More
Sep 03, 2013

Filling the Sustainable Shopping Cart

In the World of Sustainability, there is a widening chasm between what consumers say they want and what they actually buy....More
Aug 07, 2013

Beef Industry Addresses Pricing, Supply to Meet Consumer Demand

Rising costs and supply-chain pressures are a fact of life throughout the food industry. As a longtime beef producer, I know that the beef industry....More
Jun 28, 2013

Grocers Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Independent grocers are willing to be part of the solution as long as employers are provided with appropriate safe harbors to ensure their ability to....More
Jun 27, 2013

Today's Consumer Is a SHE

Who are the main consumers today? Women....More
Jun 18, 2013

New ‘Fair Share’ Bills Aim Beyond Big Box Stores1

Employers must get better at illustrating how food prices are calculated, and defending the jobs they create....More
Jun 05, 2013

How to Grow Sales Beyond Gluten Free

In the U.S., the gluten-free segment actually represents a subset of a much larger category – consumers with food allergies and/or intolerances....More
May 30, 2013

Training: A Great Idea for Grocery1

After much research and discussion, we decided to create the role of a store trainer....More
May 13, 2013

How to Spot the Difference Between Fads and Trends

Trends rise slowly, whereas fads spike—and die out— quickly....More
Apr 22, 2013

Why Wait to Adopt Transparency?

The list is endless as to how this industry leads by its socially and environmentally responsible actions, not because it has to but because it....More
Apr 12, 2013

Grocery Retailers Help Make Life Better for Children With Cancer

A supermarket’s influence can extend well beyond its aisles of cereal or displays of fresh produce....More
Apr 02, 2013

Harvest of the Month: Giving Retailers the Tools to Fight Childhood Obesity

In California, retail stores are seeing increased sales and consumer demand for fruits and vegetables, thanks to an innovative initiative called....More
Mar 21, 2013

Social Media’s Internal and External Sides

At its most basic the social web is all about helping social creatures, humans, do what we have always done: Connect, just with technological tools....More
Mar 18, 2013

Cheering Retailers for Better Pork-Sourcing Practices

Grocery retailers such as Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Supervalu and Target have recently announced that they will take steps to improve the welfare of....More
Jan 25, 2013

Produce Safety Requires Continued Commitment

As consumers increasingly shop the perimeter of grocery stores, many are seeking to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Yet....More
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Warren Stoll

Warren Stoll is marketing and business development director at Kontos Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods in Paterson, N.J. Contact at WarrenS@kontos....
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