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Jun 29, 2010

Fast Asleep

I don't know if it was exhaustion from carrying two duffle bags full of specialty products through the streets of NYC, the fact that I'd been up....More
Jun 28, 2010

An Unlikely Competitor

T.J. Maxx shoppers aren’t leaving the store with only discount Dooney and Bourke handbags and Calvin Klein dresses in their bags. Many of the....More
Jun 28, 2010

Specialty Trends

One of the biggest challenges for retailers that carry specialty foods is staying on top of food trends, according to research from the National....More
Jun 27, 2010

Fine Dining Complements of NASFT

NYC is a little more special this week now that the NASFT’s Summer Fancy Food Show has rolled into town. With exhibitors sharing delicacies like Key....More
Jun 25, 2010

A Special Occasion

Each year, I leave the Fancy Food Show - the trade show for specialty food - feeling as if I haven’t even scratched the surface of everything it has....More
Jun 08, 2010

Day 3: And the winner is…

Rebecca Woodard from Harp's Food Stores in Lincoln, Ark. I thought about drawing out the suspense a bit more, but figured you'd just scroll down to....More
Jun 08, 2010

What Retailers Looked For

Retailers I talked to at the IDDBA Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010 Seminar....More
Jun 08, 2010

More Convenient Packaging

With consumers and retailers also still pressed for time, it looks like packaging manufacturers are coming to the rescue. At least that’s what I....More
Jun 08, 2010

Make Room for Cake Pops

Talk about portion control! Here’s a new product that caused some buzz on the show floor – a cake lollipop. Ticklebelly Desserts developed cake pops....More
Jun 07, 2010

Day 2: Wedding Cakes

It’s all about wedding cakes–Texas-style. Sara, Tina and Rebecca had to decorate a three-tier wedding cake today and their designs are vastly....More
Jun 07, 2010

Harry Balzer: Your retail store is a foodservice center

The mainstream media mantra with regards to food during the recent recession has been that consumers tend to eat out less and cook their own food....More
Jun 07, 2010

Christison on Trends, What's New

The general assembly ballroom at IDDBA's Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010 Seminar and Expo was jam-packed this morning, as attendees gathered to hear IDDBA....More
Jun 07, 2010

The Researcher & The Conversationalist

Dr. Rosita Thomas, Thomas Opinion Research, first on the roster of speakers on opening day of IDDBA's Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010, got the day off to to a....More
Jun 06, 2010

Day 1: Cake Decorating Challenge

This year is the 15th annual Cake Decorating Challenge. And like every year, three in-store bakery decorators are competing for top honors. This year....More
Jun 06, 2010

Posted from my Blackberry?

The first few hours of the 2010 Dairy-Deli-Bake expo in Houston are in the book, and an initial impression is the arrival of the smart phone as....More
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