Produce en Farmers' markets going virtual in a surprising way <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Shopper interest in a more direct connection between food production and consumption has fueled the growth of farmers&rsquo; markets, and it&rsquo;s been good to see food retailers reaching out to meet this desire. I&rsquo;m thinking of Ball&rsquo;s in Kansas City, Lowes Foods in North Carolina and Strack &amp; Van Til in Chicago. Now a surprising new competitor has entered the farmer&rsquo;s market &ldquo;market&rdquo;: <a href=""></a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Produce Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:46:00 +0000 509551 at Stealing ideas for added value products <div class="node-body blog-body">As I started pulling together examples of fresh ideas in produce, meat and deli, it occurred to me that some of the most interesting and unique finds actually may have been “borrowed” from somewhere else. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SN Viewpoints Deli Produce Viewpoints Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:15:00 +0000 508731 at Harmons, Sendik’s see lift from fresh-cut <div class="node-body article-body">Harmons and Sendik’s Food Market dedicate a lot of resources to their fresh-cut produce programs and continue to see sales results, the retailers said during an NGA Show panel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latest News Produce & Floral Produce 2015 NGA Show Harmons Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 506521 at Affiliated offers training in meat, produce techniques <div class="node-body article-body">To develop meat cutters and produce merchandisers with the skill to help independents differentiate themselves, Affiliated Foods has developed a new series of training programs to enable employees at member companies to gain the know-how they need.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latest News Retail & Financial Produce & Floral Meat Produce Affiliated Foods Registration Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:11:00 +0000 505131 at <p>Jeff Anderson, an Affiliated Foods&#39; meat merchandisers (second from left with tan hat), teaches students how to cut a pork loin.</p> 2 King Kullen perishables executives retire <div class="node-body article-body">King Kullen announced the retirement of two long-time perishables executives: Sue Brooks, director of bakery and frozen foods, and Guy Savio, produce and floral coordinator.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latest News Bakery Executive Changes Produce & Floral Produce King Kullen Grocery Co. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:49:00 +0000 502821 at Take SN's Whole Health survey <div class="node-body article-body">SN is conducting its annual Whole Health survey, providing an industry-wide snapshot of how retailers, wholesalers and suppliers view the health and wellness and natural /organic space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latest News Health & Wellness Produce Center Store Speciality Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:01:00 +0000 502351 at Fresh Market commits to tomato pickers’ rights with new deal <div class="node-body article-body">The Fresh Market announced it has partnered with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based tomato workers’ rights organization, to purchase more tomatoes from participating growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Latest News Produce & Floral Produce The Fresh Market Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:51:00 +0000 502051 at Produce flash sale site offers deals to retail, foodservice buyers <div class="node-body article-body">A new website called Produce Pipeline advertises daily flash sales with discounts of 10% to 20% for retailers, foodservice and wholesalers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Produce & Floral Produce Online Retail Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 500171 at Five deaths linked to caramel apples <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Reuters reports that five people have died and 21 have become ill after eating listeria-tained caramel apples.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Produce & Floral Food Safety Produce Recommended Reading Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:46:00 +0000 500631 at Year in Review: Wellness, digital mark 2014 grocery <div class="node-body article-body">It was a year when organics went mainstream, Market Basket went viral, Whole Foods went bargain, and more attention went toward Internet grocery shopping since Webvan’s IPO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Beverage Technology Meals Health & Wellness Produce Center Store Private Label Speciality Albertsons Aldi AmazonFresh Anthony Hucker Asda Bottom Dollar Food C&S Wholesale Grocers Demoulas Super Markets Dollar General Dollar Tree Family Dollar Stores Greg Foran Jack Murphy Jason Hart John Clougher Karl V. Wissman Kevin Holt Kroger Co. Pat Brown Rodney McMullen Safeway Tom Lenkevich Wal-Mart Stores Whole Foods Market Online 2014 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 499491 at