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  • Jun 3, 2013
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    Video: McDonald's Offers Healthier Choices

    SN Editor-in-Chief David Orgel talks to Richard Junge, bakery category manager for McDonald's Menu Innovation and Development, about the fast-food chain's healthier menu....More
  • May 21, 2013
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    Whole Foods Sourcing Update: An Interview With Chairman Elstrott

    AVENTURA, Fla. — Whole Foods Market Chairman John Elstrott discusses the retailer's needs relating to ingredient transparency, and products that are local, organic and non-GMO. He was interviewed at the 2013 American Bakers Association Convention by David Orgel, SN Editor-in-Chief....More
  • May 1, 2013
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    Video: Future Leaders Face ‘Dramatic’ Changes, Says FMI’s Sarasin

    FMI’s Future Connect conference gives the food retailing industry an opportunity to “work with our future leaders” who are “facing a dramatically changing industry,” says Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute....More
  • Apr 30, 2013
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    Video: Leaders Must ‘Develop, Nurture, Motivate’ Workforce

    The food industry is changing, and “over the years what really has evolved is the need for the leader to be able to develop and nurture and motivate their people, and what does it mean to be effective and have an impact in today’s marketplace,” says Trudy Bourgeois, CEO and founder of The Center for Workforce Excellence....More
  • Apr 24, 2013
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    Video: A Dive Into the Frosting

    Katie Martin, chief editor at Modern Baking, talks to SN's Jenna Telesca about design trends at the Hy-Vee cake design contest. Check out what's happening right now with custom cakes and their in-store promotion....More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    Wisconsin Grocers ‘Worked Hard Through a Slow Economy’

    Brandon Scholz, president and CEO, Wisconsin Grocers Association, in this video interview says his state’s retailers and independents have been “very aggressive in the last couple of years in maintaining their posture in the grocery business.”...More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    Larkin Sees ‘Challenging Year’ From Washington for Independents

    Peter Larkin, president and CEO, National Grocers Association, in this video interview says tax reform “is so vitally important to our members,” most of whom are pass-through entities taxed as individuals, not as corporations....More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    Coborn: Foundation Seeks New Talent to Drive Businesses

    Chris Coborn, president and CEO, Coborn’s, in this video interview says GREF — the Grocers Research and Education Foundation — will devote “a lot of time and energy on hiring new people to our industry, how do we retain them and how do we establish best practices.”...More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    ‘Important to Develop Future Leaders,’ says PepsiCo’s Walsh 1

    Lisa Walsh, vice president of strategic transformation and customer management, PepsiCo, in this video interview says, “We feel that it is incredibly important to develop future leaders who can acclimate to a lot of change that’s occurring” — hence PepsiCo’s long-term involvement with NGA’s Executive Leadership Development Program...More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    Wakefern’s Sheridan: ‘Always a Need for Entrepreneurs’ in Industry

    Joe Sheridan, president and COO, Wakefern Food Corp., and chairman of the National Grocers Association, in this video interview says the National Grocers Association is important because “there will always be a need for entrepreneurs to come together to discuss the issues as they see them, not as the world sees them.”...More
  • Feb 11, 2013
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    Niemann Foods’ CEO: Technology Makes a Difference for Independents

    Rich Niemann, president and CEO, Niemann Foods, in this video interview discusses how independent grocers can make progress through technology-enhanced shopping. “We are very, very enthused about the smartphone shopping apps,” he says....More
  • Jan 21, 2013
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    2013 FMI Midwinter: Interview With Al Plamann

    Al Plamann, chief executive officer at Unified Grocers, explains the focus of FMI’s wholesalers-independents committee....More
  • Jan 21, 2013
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    2013 FMI Midwinter: Interview With Leslie Sarasin

    Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of Food Marketing Institute, discusses the leadership theme at FMI Midwinter, and also looks ahead to regulatory and legislative issues of 2013 as well as FMI’s long-term strategic plan, in this video interview....More
  • Jan 21, 2013
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    2013 FMI Midwinter: Interview With Carl Schlicker

    Carl Schlicker, chief operating officer of Ahold USA, discusses his company’s acquisitions, online shopping in the U.S., and his long tenure at Ahold on the eve of his retirement, in this video interview by SN Editor-in-Chief David Orgel and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert....More
  • Dec 21, 2012
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    SN Video: 2013 Eating Trends

    Popcorn, vegetarian entrees and sour flavors will be on the minds of consumers this coming year. What else? SN’s Bob Vosburgh talks with a culinary expert to find out what’s on the menu....More
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