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Dec 15, 2014
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Top 2014 searches targeted hot topics

What were readers searching for on SN’s website in 2014? They were seeking more information about companies in transition and trends and topics in flux....More
Dec 5, 2014
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New solutions to reducing food waste

Given that there is still a long way to go to divert all of the food that retailers waste, it’s refreshing to see some companies trying out innovative practices beyond donations and composting....More
Nov 26, 2014
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Treating hunger as a health issue

Just as health systems are improving patient outcomes by basing in-store clinics in food stores and partnering with retail dietitians and pharmacists, healthcare providers are paying close attention to social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, in traditional diagnostic settings....More
Nov 25, 2014
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What to expect from food in 2015

It's that time once again where we pull back the curtain and reveal our annual food and shopping predictions based on our research conducted with our partner ConAgra Foods and findings from the SupermarketGuru.com Consumer Panel....More
Nov 18, 2014
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PLMA 2014: Curated commerce

Speeding up the path to purchase is what’s necessary for retailer’s to thrive over the next few years. “This is what’s going to set apart retailer’s that win,” Stephen Mader, digital retailing director for Kantar Retail, said in his Tuesday keynote....More
Nov 17, 2014
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PLMA 2014: Kid cuisine

Moms want to buy better-for-you foods for their kids, but often struggle to find products that meet their nutrition standards, but also taste good....More
Nov 17, 2014
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PLMA 2014: Martha Stewart's pet project

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is deepening its commitment to the pet category, the businesswoman said in keynote presentation Monday at the 2014 PLMA store brands trade show....More
Nov 17, 2014
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PLMA 2014: Martha Stewart speaks with SN

The Martha Stewart brand can be found at Kmart, Home Depot, Macy’s, PetSmart and other retailers. But does the businesswoman have plans for food retail?...More
Nov 17, 2014
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AWG's organics label gains store presence

Cooperative food wholesaler Associated Wholesale Grocers is rapidly expanding its reintroduced Clearly Organic label, the company announced at the 2014 PLMA show....More
Nov 17, 2014
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Millennials drive food trends despite lag in spending

Millennials are becoming known for something very different than underperforming. Their influence is bursting out all across the industry, even revolutionizing food trends....More
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