Millions of U.S. households continue to be squeezed by the slow recovery of the U.S. economy. Meat price hikes also intensify pressure on budgets. This tandem led consumers to redeem 2.9 percent more packaged goods coupons in 2014 than in 2013.
The Los Angeles-based non-member warehouse chain Smart & Final is planning to roll out 1,000 natural and organic center store items — encompassing cereal, sauces, condiments, canned vegetables, frozen fruit and other merchandise to more than 50 stores. The pilot was met with huge success.
It’s hard to believe that we are almost through the first quarter of 2015! While we are all looking forward to the spring, we can’t forget that time is ticking – December 1, 2015 and a new era in calorie labeling requirements for single-serve and ready-to-eat items for the supermarket is right around the corner. Read on for what you need to know.
Organic food sales are poised to grow tremendously over the next 15 years. What are some of the trends, stats, and facts you should know when communicating with your customers, and how can you expand their knowledge and quell concerns over conventional?
How can we educate our customers to make informed decisions for themselves and their families? Margaux Drake shares her experience visiting Southern California grocers to see what’s hip and trending and how that can translate to stores across the country.