SN asked 10 experts to make predictions about developments that will have a significant impact on food retailing in 2013. Predictions ranged from the increasing use of environmentally friendly coolants to improved merchandising in the cheese category. View the gallery to see all 10 predictions, and click the related stories to read more about each prediction.
This coming year will bring important, unmistakable merchandising changes in the deli and cheese departments of the major supermarket chains, said Steven Jenkins, executive vice president of New York-based Fairway Market....More
With shaving supplies merchandised amidst TVs tuned to Monday night football and mouth-watering tailgate displays, retailers are catering to the no-nonsense shopping style of men at a time when 31% are shopping for their families — up from 14% in the 1980s, according to an ESPN poll.
In her annual state of the industry address, International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Executive Director Carol Christison described a changing relationship between consumers, food and retailers....More