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Feb 01, 2010

Are You Committed?

In the 1960s, rock legend Jimi Hendrix asked, "Are you experienced?" I won't speculate on what he was alluding to, but I'm not sure I ever qualified....More
Jan 30, 2010

Together at Last

Over the past few years when I have attended the Food Marketing Institute’s Supply Chain Conference, it would be co-located with the Grocery....More
Nov 17, 2009

Private Label Failure Protection

Retailers have a lot riding on their store brands, and many are requiring professional consumer product testing to avoid failures that would harm....More
Nov 17, 2009

Safety in Numbers

Food-borne illnesses have negatively affected consumer confidence in the food supply. Wegmans is one of the retailers actively working to change that....More
Nov 16, 2009

Fine Wine

I’ve written many articles on retailers launching private-label wine over the last year, so when I saw several wineries and wine distributors listed....More
Nov 16, 2009

Destination: Italy

I often shop in A....More
Nov 15, 2009

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

I’ve had to make plenty of choices in my few short hours here at the PLMA show. That’s because I must choose which of many different informative....More
Nov 15, 2009

Tempting Technologies

To give you a taste of the companies exhibiting in PLMA's new "Innovation Hall," here's a brief look one of them: Avery Dennison Industrial and....More
Nov 13, 2009

The Business of Brands

Of all the food trade shows I’ve covered for over a decade now, the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s annual event is one of my favorites. It....More
Nov 03, 2009

Gone but Not Forgotten

Unsaleables are almost always a touchy subject, but the mood was cordial this morning as representatives from trading Winn-Dixie and Heinz broached....More
Nov 03, 2009

New Norms in Merchandising

Retailers who've battened down the hatches in the hopes of weathering the economic storm need to rethink their strategies. That's according to the....More
Nov 03, 2009

Bright Siding is Here to Stay

Kraft Foods has kept a close watch on the ways shoppers are coping with fewer resources through stages of awareness, anxiety, retrenching and now,....More
Nov 02, 2009

Resilience, Relevance and Signs of Recovery

The Grocery Manufacturers Association's Merchandising, Sales and Marketing Conference gets underway today in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel....More
Oct 14, 2009

Wrapping Up: Future Connect Succeeded by Keeping its Focus

The long-awaited FMI Future Connect conference has just ended, but it’s definitely not over. FMI plans ongoing educational opportunities both online....More
Oct 14, 2009

Immigrant Toasts Life of Freedom as a Retailer

Stepping in as a last-minute replacement for another speaker who canceled, Darioush Khaledi, chairman and chief executive officer, K.V. Mart, Los....More
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