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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
Mar 13, 2010

The Companies Under the Stairs

At Expo West, it can be a chore just to cover the main convention floor, let alone the downstairs area as well. But make no mistake — you want to....More
Mar 13, 2010

Henna by Katie

Trade show attendees know what to expect in the way of freebies. Pens. Lanyards. Chip clips. Maybe a reusable bag. At Expo West, those assumptions....More
Mar 12, 2010

Room Service

Just had a complementary carton of spring water delivered to my room. That’s right, a carton of water, courtesy of the packaging company Tetra Pak....More
Mar 12, 2010

The Man Behind Food Inc.

Food Inc. may not have won the Oscar for Best Documentary film last week, but in terms of overall impact, there’s no contest. Its curtain-lifting....More
Mar 12, 2010

Consumer segmentation: Health and wellness segment

Health and wellness is a highly dynamic category, shaped by the impact of new trends. The basis for segmentation is the adoption curve. Different....More
Mar 12, 2010

Under the Big Organic Top

It's part business and part social, depending on where you are under the giant white tent that stretches across much of the reserved parking area....More
Mar 11, 2010

@ the Social Media Seminar

This morning’s seminar, Best Practices in Social Media, played to a packed house. It could be people were raring to go this Thursday, the day before....More
Mar 11, 2010

Get-Ready Time

It's March Madness of a different kind. We're not talking college hoops, but the well-choreographed chaos that attends the opening of any trade show....More
Mar 11, 2010

Healthful Baking Trends: Simple sells

If 2009 was about inexpensive, 2010 is about simple. If consumers can’t pronounce the ingredient, they don’t want it. Instead, they are looking for....More
Mar 11, 2010

Good crowd on hand early for the Healthy Baking Seminar.

The morning has been active, with most attendees arriving early enough to visit the sponsors' table-top displays. In a few minutes, Katie Martin,....More
Feb 12, 2010

From A to Z: Anka to Zaucha

LAS VEGAS — Tom Zaucha does not plan to retire from his post as president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association until June....More
Feb 11, 2010

Peter Pace: An Officer and a Gentle Man

Retired Gen. Peter Pace is a gentle man. For someone who spent 40 years in the military, including tours as a young combat soldier in Vietnam, you....More
Feb 11, 2010

Seen and Heard on the Show Floor

NGA’s Supermarket Synergy Showcase is an annual exhibition of suppliers and services held during the convention. This year it was enhanced by food....More
Feb 11, 2010

The Second Coming of Esther Peterson?

LAS VEGAS — A panel composed of retailers and an NGA executive was lamenting interference from the federal government at this morning's general....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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