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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
Oct 14, 2009

Making the Case for Social Networking

Speeches by technology experts can sometimes be a bit dry, but not when the speakers themselves admit they find technology boring. That was the case....More
Oct 13, 2009

Seek to ‘Delight’ Customers: Speaker

Customer satisfaction is not enough, according to a presenter at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here on Tuesday afternoon. Bob....More
Oct 13, 2009

Don’t Be a Dinosaur

One of the recurring themes at this week’s Food Marketing Institute Future Connect leadership development conference is the concept that leaders have....More
Oct 13, 2009

Assessing the Private Label Phenomenon

The surge in private label has given more leverage to retailers over suppliers and changed the way trading partners look at categories. So what is....More
Oct 13, 2009

Industry Needs to Project a Positive Image: Panels

The supermarket industry has a ways to go in terms of improving its image to attract new workers, according to panelists in two different workshop....More
Oct 13, 2009

Seeking More of Center Store's Big C: Collaboration

Retailers are seeking more collaboration with suppliers to put Center Store on a growth track that doesn’t only focus on promotional selling. That....More
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Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...
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