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front linenews HEADLINES IN BAKERY & DELI & RETAIL Kings Unveils Innovative Store Kings Food Markets announced the grand reopening of its Livingston, NJ store on May 23. The Livingston location is the second of the upscale chain’s 24 stores to undergo renovations as part of a company-wide brand and website relaunch. Consumers had the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and samples throughout the afternoon, most notably from acclaimed executive chef of Strip House at Westminster Hotel, Bill Zucosky, who created a Kings-inspired twist on one of his signature dishes. The Livingston store features new and expanded departments, including a Greek Yogurt Bar with an assortment of gourmet toppings; a Grain Exchange bar with healthy, legume-based options and a Coffee House that serves custom espressos and cappuccinos as well as iced lattes, frappuccinos and fresh fruit smoothies. Kings Livingston also features chef-inspired prepared foods, freshlyrolled sushi, an Olive and Pickle Bar and more than 400 international cheeses, as well as a contemporary cafe equipped with Wi-Fi and a fullservice floral boutique. In addition, the produce department offers a broader selection of organic and locally grown products as well as fresh-squeezed juice and freshly cut fruits and vegetables. announced that Culpitt Ltd., the leading supplier of cake decorations, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Personally approved by Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, this prestigious national award has been presented in recognition of its continued export success over several years. In 1998 Culpitt was acquired by DecoPac Inc., of Minneapolis, MN. This led to continued investment into the business, which allowed the acquisition of Sugarfayre to take place in 2009 and the development of the Culpitt Food site, both on Wansbeck Industrial Estate. Growth has been strong since the purchase, especially in the last three years where the company has seen export sales increase by 115%. Managing Director Tom Wylie says: “The winning of this award is a massive achievement for the whole Team. We have concentrated on a strategy based around innovation and excellent customer service. We are now investing heavily in logistics and IT to further improve upon our current performance. In 2012 we will launch our new E-Commerce website. This will make the ordering of our goods much more convenient for our customers. “The site will not only allow orders to be placed outside of our work hours Culpitt ordering experience. This focus on our customers and their needs will Ltd. Wins undoubtedly put us in a strong position for the future.” Queen’s Consumers Watch Award The Queen’s Award Office has Sodium Intake but will also simplify the customer Consumers are interested in healthy eating more than ever, and Mintel’s research reveals that approximately half (52%) of American adults are currently “watching” their diet. And while 60% report dieting because they want to lose weight, some 15% of dieters claim to be doing so at least in part because of concerns about “salt intake.” Indeed, it appears “sodium watching” is a relevant concern, as more than four in 10 (44%) US consumers claim that they “always” or “usually” consult the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) and/or ingredient list to assess sodium levels when considering a food purchase. By contrast, 51% “always” or “usually” look at fat content, while 47% inspect sugar levels, and 49% examine calorie counts “always” or “usually” when shopping. “The relatively high incidence of dieting in the US is one key factor driving demand for low-sodium products,” says Molly Maier, senior health and wellness analyst at Mintel. “Our findings indicate that fat and calorie counts are more likely than sodium to influence purchase. Thus, companies may be able to maximize the appeal of low-sodium foods by also showing, where appropriate, that they are low in fat and calories.” | 8 | inStorebuyer | June 2012 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of inStorebuyer - June 2012

inStorebuyer - June 2012
Editor's Note - How Consumers Eat
Table of Contents
Frontline News - CSM to Divest Bakery Supplies
Frontline News - Register for All Things Baking
Frontline News - Chang wins Supermarket Chef Showdown
Frontline News - Haggen Hires Bakery Director
Frontline News - Kings Unveils Innovative Store
Frontline News - Culpitt Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award
Frontline News - Consumers Watch Sodium Intake
Food Serivce Retail - Minimize Sandwiches for Maximum Appeal
Baking & Decorating - Decorate to Win
Bakery Development - Seek New Opportunities with Pies
Deli Development - Specialty Cheese Broaden Appeal
Foods of the Decade
A Price War in Phoenix
Food Safety - Labeling Regulation Poses Burden
Health & Nutrition - Weight Loss Trends
Cheese Corner - Teaching Cheese
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Marketplace Network
Ad Index

inStorebuyer - June 2012