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Jun 06, 2010

Gluten-Free is a Joke. Really.

Comedian John Pinette thinks so, anyway. But then, this heavy-set funnyman had something hilarious to say about anything food-related. He took to the....More
Jun 06, 2010

SEMINAR: Riding Waves of Change

If you’ve ever sat through one of Harold Lloyd’s appearances here at the show (and chances are you have, since this was his 16th consecutive....More
Jun 03, 2010

Touring Houston's Rice Epicurean Market

Since we'll be in Houston this weekend at IDDBA's Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010, billed as the show of shows, it seems like a good time to visit what some....More
Jun 02, 2010

Some Pre-show Stats

The last time I attended Deli-Dairy-Bake was in 2004, just before I started reporting full time on natural and organic foods, and sustainability. A....More
Jun 02, 2010

Get Ready for IDDBA 2010

With presidential speakers, celebrity chefs and thousands of attendees, there’s a reason the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA)....More
May 14, 2010

White House Chef Urges Action on Healthy Choices

Supermarkets are naturally bound to embrace health and wellness as the direct purveyors of food to the public. The Obama Administration clearly....More
May 14, 2010

FMI 2010 Take Away

The big food show has ended. As the Food Marketing Institute wrapped up its FMI 2010 educational and exhibition event yesterday, it is hoped that....More
May 13, 2010

Homage Paid to True Food Retailing Leaders

The food retailing business isn’t for everyone. For those who don’t like long hours, physical labor, juggling many tasks at once, dealing with the....More
May 12, 2010

New Product Flood Recedes Slightly

The annual surge of new product introductions has been a long-time challenge for retailers because of limited in-store space. Retailers have....More
May 12, 2010

Making the Business Case for Supplier Diversity

It's more than just a matter of doing the right thing. Ahold USA’s supplier diversity program is helping the company meet its financial goals and....More
May 12, 2010

Private Brands Should Lead With Quality Rather Than Reduced Price

Attention all shoppers: The alleged new frugality is a myth! That's according to Melissa Abbott of the Hartman Group. I just checked my dwindling....More
May 12, 2010

Corporate Values in the New Century

A quick thought as I race to beat a noon checkout time: If there was a common thread to the various presentations I covered at this year’s FMI, it....More
May 12, 2010

Whatever the Consumer Wants, the Consumer Gets

In the 60’s (guess I'm dating myself) we always heard the slogan “Power to the People.” It looks like the people are finally getting some power, at....More
May 12, 2010

Retailers Face a Multicultural Future

The future will be multicultural, impacting supermarket operations as well as retailers’ go-to-market strategies, said Terry Soto, who heads About....More
May 11, 2010

Shifting Economic Winds Produce Consumer Changes

A gradually recovering economy is leading to changes in how consumers perceive branded products and convenience. That is among the findings of recent....More
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Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...
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