NEW YORK — As retailers continue to place an emphasis on the perimeter aisles and roll out prepared meal concepts, SN is introducing a new resource for retailers to follow the latest fresh food news....More
12% of retail chicken sampled contained salmonella, and of those salmonella samples, 74.1% were resistant to one or more antibiotics, according to the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System's Retail Meat Report....More
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper’s foodservice team is passionate about food and doesn’t shy away from a challenge. These attributes will serve the retailer well as it prepares to open a new concept store with 16 quick-service areas in Latham, N.Y., in November....More
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its National Agricultural Statistics Service would suspend certain reports for this fiscal year as a result of budget cuts associated with sequestration....More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The meat department plays an important role in total store sales, according to a presentation by Sherry Frey, vice president at the Nielsen Perishables Group, at the Annual Meat Conference here Feb. 24-26....More
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a new proposed rule for muscle cuts under the Country of Origin Labeling program (COOL) would require producers to give information about where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered on the label....More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shoppers aren’t confident in how to prepare meals with poultry and meat, but they aren’t turning to butchers in the meat department for help, according to findings from the Power of Meat report presented at the Annual Meat Conference here on Feb. 24-26....More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Beef Checkoff program and the National Pork Board released a list of new, proposed common Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) names for consumer-facing labels at the Annual Meat Conference here on Feb. 25....More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Meat Institute and Food Marketing Institute’s 2013 Annual Meat Conference was held here Feb. 24-26. The data-heavy show focused on addressing the changing needs of consumers as protein prices continue to climb.
TAMPA, Fla. — Four supermarket retailers — Tops Friendly Markets, Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Redner’s Warehouse Markets and Harris Teeter — were named 2012 Beef Backers here at the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association trade show.
LAS VEGAS — In-store butchers who talk directly with customers give them a reason to come back, according to panelists at a workshop session during the 30th annual National Grocers Association Show here....More
TAMPA, Fla. — Beef Backers increased their beef sales last year in part because they pumped up efforts — in-store and through social media — to strengthen connections with their customers, they said....More