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PROGRESSIVE GROCER’S RETAILER OF THE YEAR • 2008 GROCER How to stop shoppers from hopping past you page 32 Taking stock at the PMA Fresh Summit page 50 Small-town grocer goes digital—with big results page 66 THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, GIVE CUSTOMERS A SWEETHEART DEAL. Don’t forget the forgotten meat . ™ PROGRESSIVE DECEMBER 2008 VOLUME 87 NUMBER 13 • $10 The standout among conventional grocers in a tough year, David Dillon’s Kroger Co. stays several steps ahead because of years spent moving in sync with customers. the lead Page 20 • AHEAD OF WHAT’S NEXT Taking 1.800.662.9591 © 2008 Cook’s Ham, Inc. WWW.PROGRESSIVEGROCER.COM http://WWW.PROGRESSIVEGROCER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - December 2008

Progressive Grocer - December 2008
Front End: Onstead Becomes Interim Bi-Lo C.E.O.
Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/Spotlight: Shelfstable Juices/Vegetable Juices and Drinks
Market Snapshot: .Seattle-Tacoma,Wash
Retailer of the Year: Taking the lead
Lempert Report: Obama Prepares to Tackle Food Industry Issues
Independents Report: What Grocers Need to Know About Market Day
Consumer Research: Reason for Relevance
Shopper Culture: Reimagining Convenience Foods
Wake-up Call: The Ballad of The Egg Man
Eggs: A Kinder, Gentler Egg
Shelf-Stable Juice: Making a Splash
Post-PMA Show Analysis: High Yield
Niche Pork: Go Whole Hog for Local
Pharmacy: Chronic Customer Service
Technology: A Small-Town Grocer Discovers Digital DIY
Equipment Innovations
What’s Next: Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products

Progressive Grocer - December 2008