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Table of Contents JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 • VOLUME 89 • NUMBER 1 38 16 “We’re a family — how many big companies can say that?” — John Cosentino, co-owner, Cosentino’s Food Stores • Page 30 Cover Story 76 26 Outstanding Community-based Retailer: Sharing the Vision As it enters its 62nd year in business, there’s ample cause to join us in celebrating Kansas City, Mo.-based Cosentino’s Food Stores as our Community-based Independent Retailer of the Year. Food Marketing Insights: Got Talent? Now is the time to recruit and retain the best employees. Frozen Seafood: Reel it In Fish sticks and fillets remain popular as new steam products and seafood prepared the “home-style” way crowd freezer door space. Progressive Grocer’s Outstanding Independents Awards: Independent Inspiration Progressive Grocer proudly honors the independent owners and operators of ShopRite supermarkets, Cosentino’s Food Stores and Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) as the recipients of its sixth annual Outstanding Independents Awards. Upcoming Events: International Eats Alimentaria 2010’s expos and events will be combined in a single location to help retailer attendees stretch their travel dollars. Grocery 56 Beverage Alcohol: Let it Pour Supermarket retailers are looking to wine for sales growth in the midst of a challenging economy. Fresh Food 38 Fresh Perspectives: Spartan’s Fresh Outlook Spartan Stores’ fresh-first philosophy is fueling its merchandising engines to go the distance in a multichannel contest. 32 20 Outstanding Regional Retailer:All Together Now For the members of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailerowned cooperative in the United States, doing what’s best for the many enables each operator to flourish as an independent. Outstanding Independent Wholesaler: Values for Growth A foundation of family, innovation and values to succeed has brought MDI into focus this year as PG’s Outstanding Independent Wholesaler. Nonfoods 60 OTC Medications: Extended Flu Season The “swine flu” pandemic gave an early boost to cough and cold sales — and it’s not over yet. Produce: Priced to Move AWI is encouraging shoppers to stick to their New Year’s resolutions to eat more nutritiously by making them offers they can’t refuse in the fresh produce department. Features 36 Independents Report: A Lasting Legacy of Leadership and Inspiration N.G.A. pays tribute to retiring president and CEO Thomas K. Zaucha, a pioneer for independent, communityfocused retailers and wholesalers. GMA Director’s Note: Leading the Charge The Grocery Manufacturers Association and its member companies are dedicated to providing responsible solutions to the economic, political and social challenges facing the CPG industry — and humankind. Technology 64 FutureTech: Going Mobile Grocers are taking mobile technology to a new level of sophistication. Frozen/Refrigerated 48 Refrigerated Meat: A Great (Meaty) Start Has the refrigerated breakfast meat category lost its sizzle? Departments 12 Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/ Spotlight: Cough and Cold Remedies/Cough Syrups and Tablets What’s Next: Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products www.progressivegrocer.com Retail Profile: Food Lion: Renewed The stalwart supermarket chain recharges itself with multiple banners aimed at consumer clusters. Best Practices: A New Approach to Knowledge SUPERVALU University launches a yearlong program of best practices education with PG’s audience. • Progressive Grocer • January/February 2010 A H E A D O F W H AT ’ S N E X T http://www.progressivegrocer.com

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Progressive Grocer - January/February 2010
Contents
Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/Spotlight
Progressive Grocer’s Outstanding Independents Awards: Independent Inspiration
Outstanding Regional Retailer: All Together Now
Outstanding Community-based Retailer: Sharing the Vision
Outstanding Independent Wholesaler:Values for Growth
Independents Report: A Lasting Legacy of Leadership and Inspiration
Fresh Perspectives: Spartan’s Fresh Outlook
Produce: Priced to Move
Refrigerated Meat: A Great (Meaty) Start
Frozen Seafood: Reel it In
Beverage Alcohol: Let it Pour
OTC Medications: Extended Flu Season
FutureTech: Going Mobile
Retail Profile: Food Lion: Renewed
GMA Director’s Note: Leading the Charge
Best Practices: A New Approach to Knowledge
Food Marketing Insights: Got Talent?
Upcoming Events: International Eats
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Progressive Grocer - January/February 2010

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