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Issue 08-17-2015

Food safety — the big picture

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a three-part series. We have increasingly seen food safety issues negatively impacting marketers, growers, processors and manufacturers of food products in recent years, from the Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA’s) salmonella outbreak in 2008 to the Jensen Farms listeria outbreak in 2011. Editor’s note: This article is

Gift Card Promos Can Change Consumer Behavior

How many times have you heard your customers in a panic say that today was someone’s birthday, or an important holiday, and they hadn’t even mailed a card, much less knew what gift to buy? How many times have you heard your customers in a panic say that today was someone’s birthday, or an important

Food Safety Modernization Act: Overreach or overdue?

The United States enjoys one of the safest food supply systems in the world; yet, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 48 million people (one in six Americans) get sick from food-borne illnesses. The United States enjoys one of the safest food supply systems in the world; yet,

Grocers offer some surprises

This issue of MMR examines the 100 largest markets for grocery, drug and discount retailers, an annual exercise we have offered for several years. This issue of MMR examines the 100 largest markets for grocery, drug and discount retailers, an annual exercise we have offered for several years. Mostly, the rankings affirm the dominance of

Focus on Italian cuisine to enliven supermarkets

Several U.S. grocery chains will receive an infusion of excitement in October when an initiative designed to raise consumer awareness and knowledge about food and beverages made in Italy hits their stores. Several U.S. grocery chains will receive an infusion of excitement in October when an initiative designed to raise consumer awareness and knowledge about