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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
Mar 14, 2010

Building Fair Trade Towns

Direct marketing this and advertising that — sometimes, you just need to go grassroots. That’s what Transfair USA, the leading third-party certifier....More
Mar 13, 2010

Going Greek

For an accurate representation of just how popular Greek yogurt is right now, look at the picture to the right. It was taken outside the booth....More
Mar 13, 2010

Keynote: Bill McKibben and 350.org

Do you know the importance of the number 350? To activist, author and blogger Bill McKibben, it means the world — literally. From his home community....More
Mar 13, 2010

Mikey Likes It

Remember the old Life cereal television commercials? Two kids sit at the breakfast table, looking warily at a bowl of Life cereal that their Mom had....More
Mar 13, 2010

Friday's Trend Round Up

It’s tough to stay focused when there’s so much ground to cover — and so much food to eat. Nevertheless, we were able to pick a couple trends that....More
Mar 13, 2010

The Reading List

Many supermarket retailers offer their health-minded shoppers any number of books and magazines devoted to whole health. Sometimes the titles are....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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