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Jun 13, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Walmart makes progress on PTI

Over 90% of produce cases coming from Walmart's suppliers are now labeled with PTI standard labels, executives said....More
Jun 12, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Wegmans, FreshDirect emphasize branding, food safety for local produce

Retailers can enhance their local produce programs through branding and attention to food safety, panelists said in the retail-foodservice super....More
Jun 12, 2014

Eating produce gets more convenient

Manufacturers participating in United Fresh 2014 in Chicago are displaying the different ways they’re making it easy for consumers to eat their....More
Jun 12, 2014

Online produce orders grow, but still behind supermarket sales

More and more consumers are buying produce through online services, but most purchases are still being made at brick-and-mortar retailers, said....More
Jun 12, 2014

Organic produce helps conventional produce sales: Panelists

Consumers buying organic produce are also heavy buyers of conventional produce, contributing to overall store sales, said panelists at a session held....More
Jun 11, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Educate consumers and employees to boost produce sales

Providing more information to customers and store employees is a good way to set apart your produce department from the competition, produce managers....More
Jun 11, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Each generation has own communication needs

Retailers who know the best way to communicate with the multiple generations of employees will increase profitability and reduce turnover, said a....More
Jun 11, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Crenshaw: Relationships are key to business success

Publix's success is based on the exceptional relationships it has with customers, suppliers and employees, CEO Ed Crenshaw said at the United Fresh....More
Jun 03, 2014

IDDBA 2014: Don't forget Boomers

Though Millennials may be tomorrow's shoppers, it's important not to forget about Baby Boomers and their significant spending power....More
Jun 03, 2014

United Fresh 2014: Produce in the Windy City

One session that will be particularly interesting for retailers attending the conference is Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw’s keynote address on Wednesday,....More
Jun 03, 2014

IDDBA 2014: Move over, Cronut

The IDDBA exhibit floor is a place to show off new, exciting and sometimes out there products. Multiple booths had intriguing hybrids in bakery to....More
Jun 02, 2014

IDDBA 2014: Go bold when marketing to male grocery shoppers

Food retailers should stick to bold colors and simple fonts when trying to make products appeal to men, said Bill Klump, chairman of the board of....More
Jun 02, 2014

IDDBA 2014: Kids' favorites are all grown up on the show floor

One item that really caught my eye in the Show & Sell Center looked like a grown-up version of a Pizza Lunchables....More
Jun 01, 2014

IDDBA 2014: Many Millennials leave primary channel to shop dairy, deli, bakery

Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in an....More
May 21, 2014

IDDBA 2014: What to watch at Dairy-Deli-Bake

Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 promises to showcase the latest trends across diverse fresh departments in the supermarket....More
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David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

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Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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