For many operators the attraction of ethnic products spreads beyond the original target group and begins to draw more mainstream shoppers. Meanwhile some ethnic supermarket operators are expanding their offerings with more mainstream product....More
Despite the efficiencies that a centralized bakery operation can produce for a supermarket chain, many food retailers say the benefits of having in-store scratch bakeries still outweigh the potential cost savings....More
Starbucks isn’t the only one breaking out the pumpkin flavor early this year. Retailers from Haggen to Whole Foods are trying to get customers excited about fall with special products and recipes....More
For many in-store bakeries, the FDA’s proposed ban on partially hydrogenated oils — a major source of artificial trans fat — seemed like a no-brainer given what their customers are asking for and the progress they’ve already made in reformulating products....More
SN's exclusive interview with Ahold's James McCann also struck a chord with e-newletter readers, as did news about Keurig's new pods, Kroger's cookie happy hours, and a new Coke product sold only at The Fresh Market.