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  • 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 16, 2014
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    PLMA 2014: Fetching sales

    A variety of unique pet products are being introduced at the PLMA show. Among them: sweet potato and cranberry strips from the Crump Group and easy-to-swallow dog treats from Buddy’s Kitchen....More
  • Nov 16, 2014
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    PLMA 2014: Promise on the perimeter

    One of the trends from PLMA's just-announced 2014 Salute to Excellence awards is how retailers have improved their store brand fresh products, from produce to dairy, deli and bakery....More
  • Nov 12, 2014
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    PLMA 2014: Let the treasure hunt begin

    PLMA’s annual trade show is so big that each year, I map out my show floor strategy the day of the event....More
  • Nov 6, 2014
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    Midterm elections will provide regulatory relief

    While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the impact of the mid-term elections on President Obama’s agenda, the Nov. 4 election results also had far-reaching impact on the food and beverage sector....More
  • Oct 19, 2014
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    PMA 2014: New produce merchandising, products

    As customers are looking for new ways to consume fruits and vegetables, some suppliers gave showgoers creative applications of their products at the PMA Fresh Summit conference in Anaheim....More
  • Oct 18, 2014
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    PMA 2014: How marketers can connect with Gen Z

    Today's 23 million American Gen Zers have $44 billion a year in spending power. However, tapping into that buying power will require new ways of marketing....More
  • Oct 18, 2014
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    PMA 2014: Brave new produce world

    During the state of the industry address, the PMA leaders urged the industry to adapt a change of perspective and to utilize Jack Uldridge's concept of "unlearning" what they know in order to consider new changes in technology....More
  • Oct 18, 2014
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    PMA 2014: Industry vet honored with Carey Award

    At the beginning of Fresh Summit each year — at the start of the popular brunch general session — PMA honors an industry veteran with the Robert L. Carey award....More
  • Oct 17, 2014
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    PMA 2014: Wakefern wants its competitors to join Eat Brighter

    Wakefern Food Corp. may be among the first retailers to sign on to the Eat Brighter movement, but it hopes its competitors follow suit....More
  • Oct 16, 2014
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    PMA 2014: Retail tour highlights different approaches to produce

    This year's retail produce tour included four very different stores, each with its own strategy for produce....More
  • Oct 14, 2014
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    PMA 2014: Brightening the prospects for produce

    A new event this year during Friday’s education panels is the Eat Brighter Town Hall, where early adopters of the Eat Brighter program will share how they’ve incorporated Sesame Street characters into their produce marketing....More
  • Sep 19, 2014
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    Online retailer uses unexpected marketing tactic 3

    Relay Foods may be an online retailer, but its main marketing campaign isn’t a digital one....More
  • Sep 18, 2014
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    Reinventing the jerky 1

    Riding the momentum of a number of food trends including humanely raised meats, high-protein foods and reinventing familiar tastes, a variety of elevated meat jerky products were on display as the show floor of Natural Products Expo East opened Thursday in Baltimore....More
  • Sep 18, 2014
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    Five ways to advance natural products through digital

    Natural products retailers and suppliers have big reasons to take a closer look at digital marketing strategies....More
  • Sep 18, 2014
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    Dietitians make bigger impact at Wakefern

    In less than a decade, Wakefern Food Corp. has expanded its dietitian program to cover some 102 of its stores, with plans for continued rollout....More
  • Sep 17, 2014
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    Add some protein to that beverage

    Retailers should cater to lifestyle diets and focus on protein, said panelists at SN’s Natural Products Expo East track in Baltimore....More
  • Sep 17, 2014
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    Supermarkets urged to take high road on wellness

    Supermarkets need to step up their games in the face of mixed consumer reactions to their health and wellness efforts, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert told an Expo East audience....More
  • Sep 17, 2014
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    Bugging out at SN's wellness event

    Crickets aren't the kind of thing you typically like to hear at a speaking engagement but in this case, it was totally apprporiate....More
  • Sep 14, 2014
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    Four crucial wellness questions for supermarkets

    From consumer attitudes to emerging trends, the health and wellness space often produces more questions than answers for supermarkets. Four of these questions are showcased in this blog post that serves as a curtain raiser for SN's upcoming event at Natural Products Expo East....More
  • Sep 9, 2014
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    2014 Expo East: ShopRite to highlight SN event

    Representatives of Wakefern Food Corp. and its ShopRite retailers will be on hand in Baltimore this month to receive the 2014 SN Whole Health Enterprise Award as part of an educational track hosted by SN at Natural Products Expo East....More
  • Jun 13, 2014
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    United Fresh 2014: Walmart makes progress on PTI

    Over 90% of produce cases coming from Walmart's suppliers are now labeled with PTI standard labels, executives said....More

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