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Feb 10, 2010

Wal-Mart’s New Direction

An educational session about competing with Wal-Mart is sure to draw a big crowd of independent retailers. So NGA prepared a ballroom filled with....More
Feb 10, 2010

Bush on Bush at NGA Convention

George W. Bush, the former president of the United States, didn't have to work hard Monday night to make the crowd at the opening general session of....More
Feb 08, 2010

Name, Rank and Volume Number

Just in time for this year’s NGA convention, SN has released its first-ever ranking of The Top 50 Independents. This is a companion piece to our....More
Feb 08, 2010

An NGA Event Like No Other

There’s a big reason why this year’s version of the National Grocers Association Convention (again in Las Vegas) is special. The association will pay....More
Feb 02, 2010

Hiring the Disabled

The current unemployment rate of about 10% is certainly something that needs to be addressed. But how about this: the unemployment rate for people....More
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
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