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Sep 25, 2009

What recession?

Has the economy impacted Expo East? It depends what standard you're using. If you're looking at the footprint, then yes, square footage is down....More
Sep 25, 2009

Day Two Keynote: Mark Bittman

Author and foodie Mark Bittman makes a great living embracing his Inner Vegetarian. About 10 years ago, Bittman was more than 30 pounds overweight,....More
Sep 24, 2009

Show Floor: Trend Watch

OK, so we just finished two hours on the exhibition floor, walking the food aisles (sorry supplement/pet food/home cleaners/HBC readers. You're next....More
Sep 24, 2009

Day One Keynote: A Rap Against Beef

Bryant Terry, an Oakland, Calif.-based vegan chef and author, has a rap against beef. In fact, he recited lyrics to the song, "Beef," written and....More
Sep 23, 2009

Stealth Health at the Baking Seminar

Katie Martin, editorial director of Modern Baking and Baking Management, reports from today's Healthy Baking Seminar, held during education day at....More
Sep 22, 2009

Expo East in Boston - Take 2

Welcome to Boston and Natural Products Expo East! It’s the 24th year that the folks at New Hope Natural Media have put on the East Coast’s premiere....More
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
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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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