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  • Feb 7, 2013

    Dangerous Ingredients 1

    It seems as if drilling down to the ingredient level has become a real trend with consumers and their advocates....More
  • Feb 5, 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
  • Feb 1, 2013

    Not Just Flu, but Norovirus Too

    As with the flu, it’s a good idea to remind employees to wash and sanitize their hands, as this is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting the norovirus....More
  • Jan 31, 2013

    Apps for the Deli Case

    People have to know which choices to make. It’s time to start posting nutrition information in the deli case....More
  • Jan 28, 2013

    NuVal Adds Attributes

    Nutrition has a lot of moving parts, especially when it comes to supermarket retailing....More
  • 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
  • Jan 24, 2013

    Pineapple Beats the Flu

    Pineapples can seem intimidating to some. They’re spikey, large and heavy. How do you tell they’re ripe? Can you eat the core? Can you decorate anything with that green crown?...More
  • Jan 22, 2013

    Northgate Revamps ‘Viva La Salud’ Wellness Program 1

    Northgate Gonzalez Market, a family-owned chain based in Southern California, has remerchandized its 37 stores and added hundreds of new products as part of the refresh and expansion of its Viva La Salud health and wellness program....More
  • Jan 18, 2013

    The 2013 GMO Fight 1

    At some point, perhaps as early as this year, no amount of money in the world is going to be able to silence the issue — or its supporters....More
  • Jan 17, 2013

    Marketing the Flu Season

    Consider responding to the current flu season by taking a few extra steps to help contain the spread of germs and to make customers happy they are shopping in your store...More
  • Jan 15, 2013

    MOM's Kicks Out Kiddy Advertising

    Say bye-bye. That’s what MOM’s Organic Market is saying to any product marketed to children....More
  • Jan 14, 2013

    'Healthy At H-E-B' Broadens Reach

    This year, customers are seeing new icons at the shelf highlighting products that meet government-approved standards for select health attributes,...More
  • Jan 14, 2013


    A manufacturer basically completely disrespected the buyer by being a bad listener and rudely dictating to the buyer how the business should be handled while shouting and acting self-righteous....More
  • Jan 9, 2013

    Supermarkets Can Recapture Market Share

    Food stores have a unique opportunity to change the conversation and take back ownership of selling food from all the wanna-be players out there....More
  • Jan 8, 2013

    United Expo Helps Shoppers Get Healthy

    United Supermarkets' Healthy New You Expo was held this past weekend at its Market Street format stores, offering everything from dietitian-led store tours to health screenings in the pharmacy....More
  • Jan 2, 2013

    Healthy Download Rates for Apps

    One thing is for sure: A cogent, relevant app is golden as a brand extension and a rep for your company....More
  • Dec 21, 2012

    Helping Those 2013 Resolutions

    Here are some old and new ideas that might tease our customers into actually keeping one of their New Years’ resolutions....More
  • Dec 18, 2012

    Natural/Organic Sales Strategies for 2013

    The retailers that adopt a solid plan and commit to satisfying the natural consumer’s needs will position themselves to grow sustainable sales....More
  • Dec 12, 2012

    Fair Trade Addresses Key Challenges in Cocoa

    There's no other way to say it: Cocoa farmers are poor. Really poor....More
  • Dec 12, 2012

    Breakfast Bounces Back

    New statistics show Americans may be taking a fresh look at breakfast time, but they aren’t really returning to reclaim old traditions....More
  • Dec 11, 2012

    Does Beauty Need More Dates?

    While other store department managers must rotate product and carefully monitor “sell by” dates, those responsible for the health and beauty aisle haven’t had to make this as much of a priority....More
  • Dec 6, 2012

    Caffeine is Everywhere

    It’s not the ingredient that bothers consumers, but the amount of whatever it is in the product....More
  • Dec 3, 2012

    Made in China: A Store Tour

    The Westerner in me preferred the higher-end Whole Foods-like stores, Taste and Ole, which were clean, bright, well merchandized and a feast for the eyes and taste buds....More
  • Nov 29, 2012

    Interactive Nutriton Education Works

    Statistics indicate that, at best, the national percentage of overweight adults has leveled off, though for children, the numbers — and pounds — are still on the increase....More
  • Nov 26, 2012

    'All Natural' False Advertising Claims' Legal Evolution — Part 3

    There is a high bar set for food and beverage companies seeking to dispose of “All Natural” false advertising class actions at the outset of the case....More
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