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From my very first supermarket, the repeat customers were a key component to that store’s success and business growth. It was those consumers who would come back again and again to buy their provisions.In the process, relationships were developed. The store owner knew the families who shopped with them and understood what that customer — in fact, what every customer — needed. It was how retailing was done and how con...

Multi-variety ads can boost the momentum of bulk Pink Lady apple promotions around Valentine’s Day, says Brianna Shales, marketing director for Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash.“Bulk is the major opportunity for Pink Lady this year, and Valentine’s Day is a key timeframe to promote the variety,” Shales said in a news release. “This is one variety we’ve seen promotable volumes of compared to last year and makes a pret...

Dole Food Co. is launching a five-month healthy-living initiative to celebrate the iconic role that fresh fruit plays in American life.Inspired by classic Disney characters, Dole’s Fruit Love campaign has launched with recipes, digital downloads and social interactions celebrating apples, bananas, strawberries, pineapples, peaches, pears and other farm-fresh favorites and the roles they have in many memorable dishes,...

“But he who dares not grasp the thornShould never crave the rose.” ― Anne BronteIt’s that time of year again. Time when every red-blooded American male starts to sweat about what to buy their sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Most guys I know (including yours truly) don’t really think about Valentine’s Day until, oh, the day before or even wait until the last minute on Feb. 14. It’s panic mode at its finest. I rem...

What if you could buy your fresh produce groceries in your office, at an autonomous convenience store?At some airports and select locations, this type of technology is available, but now at the Edison, N.J., offices of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., this type of pantry has begun with the help of Trigo Vision, according to a news release.Wakefern is the retailer-owned supermarket cooperative with banners inc...





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