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Kenny Holt

Kenny Holt is a 31-year BGC employee, currently serving as executive vice president of human resources. In addition to human resources, his responsibilities include risk management, and he is executive sponsor of the company’s new concept store, FRESH by Brookshire’s. Kenny has...

in Industry Voices May 30, 2013

Training: A Great Idea for Grocery

After much research and discussion, we decided to create the role of a store trainer....More

Joe Kefauver

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Parquet Public Affairs, a national issue management, communications, government relations and reputation assurance firm that specializes in service-sector industries. Parquet's clients include Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, regional...

in Industry Voices Jun 18, 2013

New ‘Fair Share’ Bills Aim Beyond Big Box Stores

Employers must get better at illustrating how food prices are calculated, and defending the jobs they create....More

Ruth Kinzey

Ruth Kinzey, MA, is founder and president of The Kinzey Company (www.kinzeycompany.com). For the past 30 years, Ruth has helped organizations protect and enhance their reputations through communication strategy development...

in Industry Voices Apr 22, 2013

Why Wait to Adopt Transparency?

The list is endless as to how this industry leads by its socially and environmentally responsible actions, not because it has to but because it elects to do so....More

Peter Larkin

Peter Larkin is the President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.  

in Industry Voices Jun 28, 2013

Grocers Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Independent grocers are willing to be part of the solution as long as employers are provided with appropriate safe harbors to ensure their ability to comply without fear of criminal or civil reprisals....More

Phil Lempert

For more than 25 years, Phil Lempert has been an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products and the changing retail landscape. He’s identified and explained impending trends to consumers and some of the most prestigious companies worldwide. Known as The Supermarket...

in Viewpoints Feb 06, 2014

The future of natural supermarkets

Supermarkets have always been resilient to meet consumer needs, changing innovations and trends....More

Daniel Lohman CPSA

Dan Lohman is an expert in the organic and natural CPG industry. With more than 20 years experience and knowledge, he is certified at the highest level of category management proficiency: Certified Professional Strategic Advisor (CPSA).  

Responsible for growing sales and...

in Refresh Jan 25, 2013

Four Ways to Fuel Organic Growth

Traditional CPG companies should not have the largest voice in marketing and merchandising natural and organic products....More

Katie Martin

Katie Martin is chief editor of Modern Baking magazine, the retail baking industry's leading monthly publication. Modern Baking along with its sister publication, Baking Management, hosts the Healthy Baking Seminar, held every spring and fall in conjunction with the Natural Products Expo....

in Total Access Jun 08, 2010

Day 3: And the winner is…

Rebecca Woodard from Harp's Food Stores in Lincoln, Ark. I thought about drawing out the suspense a bit more, but figured you'd just scroll down to see who won first anyway. Tina Lofthus from Town & Country Markets in Poulsbo, Wash. placed second and....More

Chris Micheletti

Chris Micheletti is a partner in the San Francisco office of Zelle Hofmann, a national litigation firm with extensive experience in handling antitrust and competition matters, class actions, intellectual property matters, and false advertising claims and consumer claims under California law....

in Refresh Feb 05, 2013

False Advertising: Skinnygirl Wriggles Free, while Pom and Arizona Beverages Fizzle

The Golden State will continue to be the forum of choice for litigious, health-conscious consumers and their counsel....More

Susan Molin

Susan Molin is the Retail Manager for the Children’s Art Project at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

in Industry Voices Apr 12, 2013

Grocery Retailers Help Make Life Better for Children With Cancer

A supermarket’s influence can extend well beyond its aisles of cereal or displays of fresh produce....More

David Orgel

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 column in Supermarket News. He has previously held...

in Viewpoints Apr 07, 2014

New recipes for success with Millennials

Treat Millennials as unique and special, because that’s important to this generation....More

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