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Jun 16, 2009

The Best is Yet to Come

I’m sitting in the lobby of the Waldorf=Astoria hotel watching food retailers, private label suppliers and others who attended this inaugrural check....More
Jun 16, 2009

P&G's Perspective

This may be a private label show, but I’ve been on the lookout for one of the biggest names on the name-brand side of the business: Procter....More
Jun 15, 2009

The Voting Booth

I recently took an informal vote among my friends, all of whom are the primary household shopper. I asked them if they were buying more or less....More
Jun 15, 2009

The First of Its Kind

As I listened to Leslie Sarasin speak this morning, it became clear to me that I was witnessing an important moment for private label. By holding its....More
Jun 11, 2009

Private Practice

After years of covering the private-label industry, I eagerly await the Food Marketing Institute’s first-ever Private Brands Summit, which kicks off....More
Jun 09, 2009

Cake Decorating Challenge: Day Three

And the winner is…Kim Oburne of Publix Super Market in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. IDDBA President, Ray Burke (president, in-store bakery and foodservice....More
Jun 09, 2009

Where are you getting your advice?

Over these past few days, I've noticed quite a bit of emphasis on 'solutions.' Suppliers are devoting time and research to develop solutions and....More
Jun 09, 2009

Cake Decorating Challenge: Day Two

It was wedding cake day. One day and one cake. With the one cake to focus on, the decorators really got down to business showing off their skills....More
Jun 09, 2009

Innovation Needed

Speakers this morning at IDDBA’s seminar/expo all talked about innovating to stay ahead of the pack, and later I saw a display that stood out as a....More
Jun 08, 2009

A little paranoia is healthy

"Too often, we study a good idea until it becomes a bad idea," says an unnamed supermarket industry exec, which is, of course, just another way to....More
Jun 08, 2009

Cake Decorating Challenge: Day One

Really good cake decorators, like those participating in the Cake Decorating Challenge, make it look easy. So easy that you think you can do it. I....More
Jun 08, 2009

Spending not fashionable?

"It is not fashionable to be spending now," said Carol Christison this morning during her annual food trends presentation. But people are refraining....More
Jun 08, 2009

Batman to the Rescue

Every year, Harold Lloyd, former retailer, restaurateur, and now consultant, has opened his presentations at IDDBA’s annual Dairy-Deli-Bake seminar/....More
Jun 07, 2009

Smash your brand?

A more complete understanding of what inspires people to buy and consume, and how to better trigger such a response, has the potential to alter....More
Jun 07, 2009

The economy-it's not that bad

At least it's not according to Dr. Lowell Catlett, an economist and futurist who gave a talk this morning at Dairy-Deli-Bake. What I took from his....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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