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Sep 16, 2009

Show Me the Money!

This is the last day of the FMI Energy Conference. I am closing out the show by presenting SN's Sustainability Excellence Awards to representatives....More
Sep 15, 2009

Following Europe

Let's face it, when it comes to environmental progress, the U.S. tends to lag behind Europe. That certainly seems true in the retail business. Chains....More
Sep 14, 2009

Change Is Coming

This is the 30th anniversary of the FMI Energy Conference. When you look back at that inaugural year, 1979, there was a lot of talk about renewable....More
Sep 14, 2009

Windy Palm Springs Site of FMI Energy Show

The Food Marketing Institute’s Energy....More
Jun 30, 2009

Living Local

On my first visit to the Fancy Food show floor today, I bypassed the pavilions for France, Germany, Italy and numerous other countries and instead....More
Jun 30, 2009

Chips Ahoy

The Danielle brand got its start in 1996 by a woman who started a small farm and fruit plantation in Northern Thailand. Today, the company offers a....More
Jun 29, 2009

Shopping Lists

Between bites of samples gathered on the Fancy Food Show floor today (not literally from the floor, but from exhibitors there), I got to chatting....More
Jun 29, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

Participants in a roundtable discussion about kosher foods were very opinionated this morning when the discussion turned to supermarkets and their....More
Jun 29, 2009

Product Pitches

My mouth starts watering every time I open my email. That’s because I’m on the press list for the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s....More
Jun 29, 2009

Feeling Special

Like most 9 to 5ers I usually hit the snooze button a few times on Monday mornings, but not today since I’m headed to the National Association of....More
Jun 19, 2009

Former Wal-Mart CEO Serves Humble Pie

Lee Scott, who recently retired as chief executive officer of the world's largest retailer, gave an aw-shucks performance today at the CIES World....More
Jun 19, 2009

Nutritionist Takes Food Companies to Task

Label this presentation with the advisory: Warning - May Induce Cringes Among Food Industry Executives. Nutritionist Marion Nestle cheerfully....More
Jun 19, 2009

Sainsbury's Finds Middle Ground

Sometimes it seems that all we ever hear about British food retailing is Tesco, Tesco, Tesco. But there are some other successful players over there....More
Jun 18, 2009

Trading Partners Talk Nutrition Education

This morning's sessions at the 53rd World Business Summit focused on simplicity. To that end roundtable participants Jeff Noddle, executive chairman....More
Jun 18, 2009

New Global Group Unites CPG and Retail

From now on, nobody has to wonder what CIES stands for. As of this morning, it no longer exists. Its members voted overwhelmingly today to form a new....More
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