Bruce Goldschmidt

The Candy Aisles: An Opportunity for Retailers

At the Sweets & Snacks Expo last May, Mars Chocolate North America presented merchandising strategies that take into account the exploding use of self-checkouts by customers.“Since the front-end is a critical location of every store, at Mars Chocolate, we’ve...

Frozen Dough & Breads

With so many grocers currently focussed on freshness, they may be overlooking an opportunity to generate more dough in the frozen aisle. For instance, the global frozen bakery market is estimated to reach $32.5 billion by 2018, according to...

Innovations in Packaging

Shoppers really care about the environment. According to a recent study on sustainability drivers of dairy shopper purchase decisions, more than 86 percent of Americans said that concern about the earth influences their purchases, which means, logically, that packaging...

Pasta Becomes a Hit Among Consumers

Barilla America, whose latest products include a line of gluten-free pasta, made with a combination of non-GMO corn and rice, and the addition of meat sauce Gemelli to its shelf-stable, micro-waveable single-serve Italian Entrées line, has also been busy...

Fare & Square, Chester, Pennsylvania

At the grand opening of Fare & Square, in Chester, Pennsylvania, a celebratory street fair was accompanied by some daunting expectations. Would the underserved area’s first grocery store since 2001 be a success? Adding to the uncertainty was the...

Organic Value Proposition for Dairy Producers

Organic dairy is even better for you than originally thought — that was the key takeaway from a recent study conducted by Washington State University (WSU) researcher Charles Benbrook, which discovered new benefits from eating and drinking whole-milk organic...

Think Pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month may not be until October, but many grocery retailers and suppliers in the U.S. are equally committed to combating the deadly disease through year-round initiatives. Nevertheless, the month-long occasion is when such promotions are...

Grainy Picture

Chances are, when consumers reach for a cookie or cracker, that item will contain whole grains. These days, the healthfulness of such products is touted in health studies and the media, as well as on items’ nutritional panels and...

Hot Commodities

Although there are glimmers of hope on the horizon, we’re not out of the woods yet, economically speaking. Even more important than what’s actually occurring is consumers’ perception of it – and as far as many are concerned, times...

The Right Formula

Times are tough for the baby formula category in the U.S., which means that attracting and maintaining sales have become more important than ever. One key component in the battle to capture new parents’ dollars is to offer the...

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