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May 11, 2010

FMI: Now With Tagline

“Feeding Families and Enriching Lives” is the new tagline for Food Marketing Institute, an organization that until now didn’t have a tagline. Leslie....More
May 11, 2010

Covering Technology Without Technology

As a technology reporter, I have been especially frustrated and perturbed by an inability to establish Internet access here in Las Vegas. The Luxor....More
May 11, 2010

And Now ... The Rest of the Story

This morning’s workshop on recruiting new talent to the supermarket industry recalled a similar FMI session three years in Chicago, when a bright....More
May 11, 2010

A Call For Retail Reinvention

The biggest question on everyone’s lips at FMI 2010 is where the consumer is headed. A number of consumer trends workshops dealt squarely with that....More
May 11, 2010

HWCF Goes to School

We all know that kids who exercise benefit healthwise but new studies show that children who get their blood pumping can also improve their....More
May 11, 2010

Adversity to Advantage

Erik Weihenmayer, the blind athlete whose pursuit of the Seven Summits, ice scaling, hang-gliding and other outdoor adventure sports made for a....More
May 11, 2010

FMI Makes Contact

“We named this event ‘Customer Connect’ and we did it for a reason,” Leslie Sarasin, president of Food Marketing Institute, said in opening remarks....More
May 10, 2010

Kudos to SN's Tech Award Winners

Supermarket News will be presenting the 2010 Technology Excellence Awards Tuesday morning at the FMI show at the “Consumers Rule” workshop....More
May 10, 2010

Supermarkets Need Diplomacy For Health Strategies

By default supermarkets will play a critical role in advancing health and wellness in the nation. Retailers, whose livelihoods depend on food sales,....More
May 10, 2010

Gearing Up for the Big Event

There’s something especially exciting about this week’s FMI 2010 event, which runs May 10-13 in Las Vegas. It’s the first opportunity in two years....More
Apr 23, 2010

Produce Managers Honored at Awards Banquet

Earlier tonight, the United Fresh Produce Association honored the 25 recipients of its 2010 Retail Produce Manager Awards, during a special ceremony....More
Apr 23, 2010

Retail Produce Managers Talk Trends and Strategy

One of the most interesting new features of this year’s United Fresh show has been the new learning center areas on the trade show floor. This....More
Apr 22, 2010

Fresh & Easy Now Accepting WIC Vouchers in Los Angeles Location

The United Fresh Produce Association scored a big victory for the industry and for low-income shoppers alike in 2008, when they got the federal....More
Apr 22, 2010

Making Fruits and Vegetables “Foods of Convenience”

The Salad Bar in Every School campaign is a major initiative for the United Fresh Produce Association this year, and attendees had a good opportunity....More
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
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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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