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Apr 21, 2010

FDA Wants Food Safety Standards to be “Risk-based and Scale-appropriate”

Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food, spoke for half an hour at this morning’s opening general session. And he said something that....More
Apr 20, 2010

Looking forward to this year's United Fresh Show

I just arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2010 trade show and expo. They’ve got a really great program coming....More
Mar 25, 2010

Targeting Valuable Shoppers

An interesting presentation was given this morning by Grant LaMontagne, senior vice president and chief customer officer of The Clorox Co. In....More
Mar 24, 2010

Best Selling New Products

IRI released its annual list of New Product Pacesetters yesterday. In order to be considered for the list products must have earned at least $7.5....More
Mar 23, 2010

Say Cheese

Point-of-sale data allows retailers to figure out who purchased what, but its nearly impossible, without asking shoppers, to know why items included....More
Mar 23, 2010

Shoppers Start Your Engines

If you've noticed more cars on the road lately it may have something to do with the additional food shopping trips that consumers are taking in....More
Mar 22, 2010

Promoting Private Labels and National Brands

I’m heading down to San Antonio later today to attend one of the conferences that I find most interesting: IRI’s annual Summit. I’m particularly....More
Mar 18, 2010

Up, Down and Across

Most everyone has been hit in one way or another by the recession, whether it be lost jobs or stagnant pay, and it's affected the way we spend our....More
Mar 18, 2010

Wrap Up: Social Media Savvy

It's no news that social media has grown and become a primary way for people to get news and information. In fact, social media users expect to....More
Mar 18, 2010

Catching the Consumer

When I shop the seafood department, it’s usually after much recipe research and circular-perusing. It appears I’m not alone. Needless to say, we....More
Mar 18, 2010

An Eye for Merchandising

Food Lion's Bloom has only been in the full service seafood business for four and a half years, but it appears that the retailer has gotten some key....More
Mar 18, 2010

Sustainable Seafood Glass: 65% Empty

The message when it comes to sustainable seafood in the marketplace is clear — consumers are unclear as to what exactly sustainable means. According....More
Mar 18, 2010

Ready for Some Seafood

Although Meryl Streep didn’t take the Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Julie and Julia, I still felt the urge to pull out my Mastering the Art of....More
Mar 15, 2010

Over and Out

If you've been to a trade show, you know how the last hours are. Fewer stakeholders, more looters pillaging the aisles. No exception here, but the....More
Mar 14, 2010

Saturday's Trend Round Up

Each day on the show floor brings new insights into how the many moving parts in the natural foods industry can process emerging consumer demand and....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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