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  • Jun 2, 2014
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    IDDBA 2014: Kids' favorites are all grown up on the show floor

    One item that really caught my eye in the Show & Sell Center looked like a grown-up version of a Pizza Lunchables....More
  • Jun 2, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: Shoppers look to healthy options (video)  

    A recent International Food Information Council Foundation survey shows that the number of Americans considering health when purchasing foods and beverages rose 10% from 2012 to 2014....More
  • Jun 1, 2014
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    IDDBA 2014: Many Millennials leave primary channel to shop dairy, deli, bakery

    Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in an IDDBA session....More
  • May 30, 2014
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    Retailers build excitement for summer on social media

    Now that the weather is warming in most parts of the country, consumers are giddy with the impending...More
  • May 30, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: Snacking power (video)  

    According to an exclusive Lempert Report quick poll, snacking is closely catching up to meal occasions in popularity....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    Billion dollar choices for Hillshire Brands 1

    Processed-meat supplier Hillshire Brands has some deciding to do. After Pilgrim’s Pride offered $6.4 billion to purchase Hillshire earlier this week, Tyson Foods threw its hat in the ring with an offer valued at $6.8 billion....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    Food News Today: Bad news for wine lovers? (video)  

    In Food News Today, Phil Lempert notes that a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine says the compound resveratrol, once thought to contain several health benefits, does not improve longevity when consumed at levels naturally occurring in foods like grapes, red wine and dark chocolate. Also, The latest trend in hybrid foods? The wonut!...More
  • May 28, 2014
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    Phil Lempert's New Products Hits & Misses (video)  

    Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert samples five new products this week: fiber-boosted juice; sweet chili chickpea chips; digestive blend cereal, berry medley; organic hard candy, pomegranate and nectarine; and organic extra virgin olive oil....More
  • May 27, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: The new service desk (video)  

    Thye Lempert Report suggests an upgrade at the customer service desk. Staff the desk with employees who are knowledgeable and articulate in the social-responsibility efforts of brands and manufacturers in the store....More
  • May 23, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: New products focus on health (video)  

    This Lempert Report looks at which products made the biggest sales splashes last year....More
  • May 22, 2014
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    Food News Today: The power of fiber (video)  

    In Food News Today, Phil Lempert reports on a study that found that fiber can decrease the risk of death after surviving a heart attack. He also discusses research that shows that people change their perceptions on how food tastes based on how much it costs....More
  • May 21, 2014
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    Video: Jerry Garland discusses role as incoming FMI Chairman

    Jerry Garland, president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers, talks about what he will focus on as the incoming chairman of the Food Marketing Institute....More
  • May 21, 2014
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    IDDBA 2014: What to watch at Dairy-Deli-Bake

    Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 promises to showcase the latest trends across diverse fresh departments in the supermarket....More
  • May 21, 2014
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    Phil Lempert's New Products Hits & Misses (video)  

    Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert samples five new products this week: Brown Rice Rice Thin Crisps (Wasabi & Soy Sauce Flavor), Bread & Butter Pickle Mustard, Freeze Dried Grapes, Fiesta Pepper Jack cheese, High Protein Chocolate Milk Shake...More
  • May 20, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: Social shopping carts (video)  

    Amazon and Twitter have partnered on a unique blend of shopping and social media....More
  • May 19, 2014
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    Whole Foods goes 'radical' in face of big challenges 1

    The nation’s largest natural foods retailer just drew skepticism after lowering financial projections in the wake of unprecedented levels of competition and stepped up price investments....More
  • May 19, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: New trends in farming (video)  

    The latest Census of Agriculture reveals the changing face of farming. The number of Hispanic-owned farms, for example, rose 21% from 2007 to 2012, while the number of farms with internet access increased from 56.5% in 2007 to 69.6% in 2012....More
  • May 18, 2014
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    More consumers choosing “grocerants” over restaurants: Panel

    Consumers are increasingly preferring heat and eat offerings of grocery and convenience stores over restaurant fare, said a panel Sunday at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant-Hotel-Motel Show held in Chicago....More
  • May 16, 2014
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    Connecting with customers on wellness

    It’s an exciting time to be in the grocery business, as food retailers have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in consumers’ lives. Grocers have truly become a destination for health and wellness, writes Industry Voices contributor Natalie Menza, health and wellness manager at Wakefern....More
  • May 16, 2014
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    Video: FMI Connect 'Retail Experience of the Future' to highlight interactivity

    I think the Retail Experience of the Future [at FMI Connect] really is important to all of us because it gives us a chance to really look at how lifestyles are already changing the industry," said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee chairman, president and CEO, in this Total Access interview....More
  • May 16, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: Food prices on the rise (video)  

    With food prices on the rise, where will those costs be placed? According to Forbes, we know at least one grocer who plans to pass that on to consumers: Safeway. Will other retailers make the choice not to absorb higher food costs?...More
  • May 15, 2014
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    Food News Today: The appeal of forbidden foods (video)  

    In Food News Today, Phil Lempert reports on a study that gave preschool children the opportunity to “work” for a food reward to see how kids view food. Also, he shares some of his favorite, mouthwatering food sounds....More
  • May 14, 2014
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    Phil Lempert's New Products Hits & Misses (video)  

    Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert samples five new products this week: elderflower lemonade, feta cheese spread, pancake mix, pita puffs and almond milk....More
  • May 13, 2014
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    The Lempert Report: Genetics vs. environment in kids' tastes (video)  

    According to a recent report from University College London, while genetic and environmental effects are both significant in predicting food preferences in children, the environment has a larger influence on energy-dense foods like snacks, dairy and starches whereas genetics have a stronger influence on nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables and protein....More
  • May 9, 2014
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    Retailers should act on climate change 1

    While supermarkets may not be directly involved in agriculture, there is much the industry could do to take action on climate change and its effects....More
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