Progressive Grocer - May 2010 - (Page 3)
Table of Contents
MAY 2010 • VOLUME 89 • NUMBER 4 30 51 56 92
“We believe that business and ethics can work quite nicely together.” — Jeff Kaufman, founder and co-owner, Conscious Corner (Roots Market) • Page 32
14 Super 50: Steadfast Leaders
Year-to-year industry rankings remain steady for the companies holding the top dozen slots of Progressive Grocer’s Annual Super 50 report, and newcomers begin their own climb.
44 Experience at Large: Put Your Best Customers to Work
Doing so may well be the only way to increase the type of customer engagement that leads to true customer ownership.
56 Summer Grilling Special: What a Gas!
It’s prime time for grocers to refuel their game plans for smokin’ summertime meat department sales.
76 Meats & Cheeses: Brown-bagging Sales
The recession brings focus to packaged lunchmeat, demand for which remains steady in 73 percent of U.S. households.
86 Food Industry Insights: Leadership for the Future
Grocers can beneﬁt from events such as Future Connect, which aims to develop the capabilities of associates in the forefront of their respective areas, as well as identifying the next generation of movers and shakers.
92 Roundtable: The Executioners
Progressive Grocer assembled a panel of All-Star industry experts to discuss the challenge of in-store marketing and merchandising execution.
64 Produce: Local and Lovin’ it
Ball’s Food Stores and Dorothy Lane Markets are helping green-leaning consumers reap the bounty of local foods with community-supported agriculture alliances.
26 Best Practices: Starting at the Top
The third installment in a series of research and best practice sharing focuses on Customer Relations and Competition — and the integral role played by owners and managers in both.
46 Confection: Sweetening the Pot
A look at the world of confection reveals a lot of activity regarding better-foryou treats and some exciting specialty selections.
70 IDDBA Show Preview: Recipe for Success
In the weeks leading up to the annual IDDBA confab, the organization’s longtime executive director, Carol Christison, talks about an industry in recovery mode, her board’s dislike of warmed-over “educational” sessions and her aversion to potentially dumbeddown meal “solutions.”
98 Foodservice: Green Machines
Energy-efﬁcient foodservice equipment and sustainable practices are good for both the environment and the bottom line.
30 Store of the Month: Roots and Wings
An independent grocer’s conscious connection is intended to make a contribution far beyond its marketplace.
Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/ Spotlight: Candy/Nonchocolate Candy ConAgra, Celebs Battle Child Hunger
51 Tea: Brewing up Sales
This year’s upcoming World Tea Expo promises more information and interest than ever before — and retailer attendees especially stand to gain from the trend-forward event.
24 The Lempert Report: 28 Wake-up Call: Coupons
Make a Comeback
72 Trends: The Summertime Freeze
Freezer doors may stay fogged over this summer as consumers supply family outings and stayat-home meals.
42 Harold Lloyd on … Making a Difference: Why Work as a Clerk?
This tried-and-true management technique enables executives to see what really goes on in the lower levels of their organizations — and make changes accordingly.
52 Non-alcoholic Beverages: Summer Quenchers
As the weather grows warmer, manufacturers of a variety of soft drinks gear up to tickle the taste buds — and capture the dollars — of thirsty consumers.
88 Tech Toolbox: A Look at
the Latest Solutions
90 Out of the Box: The Latest
Tools of the Trade
106 What’s Next: Editors’ Picks
for Innovative Products
A H E A D O F W H AT ’ S N E X T
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Nielsen’s Shelf Stoppers/ Spotlight: Candy/Non-ChocolateCandy
Super 50: Steadfast Leaders
The Lempert Report: ConAgra, Celebs Battle Child Hunger
Best Practices: Starting at the Top
Wake-up Call: Coupons Make a Comeback
Store of the Month: Roots and Wings
Harold Lloyd on … Making a Difference: Why Work as a Clerk?
Experience at Large: Put Your Best Customers to Work
Confection: Sweetening the Pot
Tea: Brewing up Sales
Non-alcoholic Beverages: Summer Quenchers
Summer Grilling Special: What a Gas!
Produce: Local and Lovin’ it
IDDBA Show Preview: Recipe for Success
Trends: The Summertime Freeze
Meats & Cheeses: Brown-bagging Sales
Food Industry Insights: Leadership for the Future
Tech Toolbox: A Look at the Latest Solutions
Out of the Box: The Latest Tools of the Trade
Roundtable: The Executioners
Foodservice: Green Machines
What’s Next: Editors’ Picks for Innovative Products
Progressive Grocer - May 2010