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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
May 18, 2014

More consumers choosing “grocerants” over restaurants: Panel

Consumers are increasingly preferring heat and eat offerings of grocery and convenience stores over restaurant fare, said a panel Sunday at the....More
Mar 17, 2014

Seafood Expo: Revamp your seafood case

The lack of significant growth in the seafood department is due to lack of innovation in the seafood case, John Whitman of Whitman Management Group....More
Mar 17, 2014

Seafood Expo: Long John Silver’s focuses on product innovation

Long John Silver’s will be introducing a new line of sandwiches, soups and salads in May, said Chief Food Innovation Officer Marie Zhang at a panel....More
Mar 17, 2014

Seafood Expo: Chipotle exec talks marketing

The “Putting the Food Back into Seafood” panel at the Seafood Expo was almost more of a discussion in a classroom between people who are directly or....More
Mar 16, 2014

Seafood Expo: DeMoulas invested in seafood success

The DeMoulas Market Basket chain took its seafood sales from less than 1% of total store sales to 2% for fresh seafood and 2 to 2.5% for frozen....More
Mar 15, 2014

Seafood Expo: What’s on the menu

It’s been a cold winter, but the sun is shining here in Boston. I’m here for the newly renamed Seafood Expo North America (formerly the International....More
Mar 09, 2014

Trends meet trends on Expo West show floor

Members of the media covering the Natural Products Expo West show named a frozen chicken verde product from up-and-coming natural brand Luvo as the....More
Mar 09, 2014

Expo West show wrap-up: How to take mainstream retail forward

The Expo West lesson: when it comes to health and wellness, supermarkets must keep embracing smart solutions. The stakes are too high....More
Mar 08, 2014

Independent natural retailers urged to tell their story

Independent natural food retailers concerned about growing competition form larger natural chains and supermarkets hopping on the health and wellness....More
Mar 08, 2014

Baby food grows up at Expo West

I’m a working mom to a 15-month-old who likes to exert her independence at mealtime. She wants to feed herself, and there is no telling if the....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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