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ELF RECAP

CAPTION AND NAMES

a bifurcation of consumers - the so-called haves
and have-nots - in many markets. "In short, the
rich are getting richer, and there are more of them,
and the poor are getting poorer, and there are
fewer of them," Mr. Hucker said.
Part of that is due to cutbacks in the federal
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), which has made it more difficult for consumers to qualify for aid. "People are getting more
conscious of how they are spending their money,"
observed Carl Schlicker, retired COO, Ahold USA,
the Carlisle, PA-based chain with more than 1,400
stores in 10 states.
Mr. Schlicker asked snack manufacturers to help
them sort through the overwhelming amount
of data retailers get and help them manage the
snack category better. "You need people who are
on the ground and understand the trends that are
coming," he said. "We don't know what's next. You
know what's next. You need to help us plan better."
While consolidation of retailers continues, many
panelists see the next big competition coming
from online shopping and the Internet. In some

densely populated markets such as New York, grocery delivery services such as Peapod have done
well, according to Mr. Schlicker. "There is nothing
more convenient than having [groceries] delivered
to your home," he said.
However, traditional brick-and-mortar stores
such as Weis Markets are toying with "click and
collect" programs, where shoppers order online,
then pick up their groceries at the store, noted
Kurt Schertle, COO of the Sunbury, PA-based chain
with 200 units.
Weis, he added, doesn't even charge a fee because the basket size is $140 per "click and collect"
order compared with $32 for an average-size total
grocery bill for Weis. He observed it takes about
40 minutes to assemble such an order. "It pays for
itself," Mr. Schertle said.

Left: Lisa Stern,
LifeSpice Ingredients, and Roxi
Beck, Center for
Food Integrity
Right: Lisa Bodell,
Futurethink, and
Jeff Higgins, Savor
Seasonings

CREATING CONSUMER TRUST
While labeling of genetically modified foods has
become a big issue in some states, most of the
retailers don't see it as a major issue at this time.
In fact, more than half of consumers surveyed by

www.sfa.org

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Snack World - November 2014
Table of Contents
Letter from SFA - Let’s Not Confuse Labeling With Safety
News - Snacking habits at center of weight management
NPD indicates snack foods growing at mealtime
Supplier Insight - Making Our Voice Heard
Education - Value through education
ELF Recap - ELF Tackles Leadership Issues
Business Member Profile -Teamwork + Quality = Success
Associate Member Profile - Industry Roots, Engineering Innovation
SNACK EXPO - Share the Magic
Products & Services
Ad Index
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Snack World - November 2014 - Table of Contents
Snack World - November 2014 - Letter from SFA - Let’s Not Confuse Labeling With Safety
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Snack World - November 2014 - NPD indicates snack foods growing at mealtime
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Snack World - November 2014 - Supplier Insight - Making Our Voice Heard
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Snack World - November 2014 - Education - Value through education
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Snack World - November 2014 - ELF Recap - ELF Tackles Leadership Issues
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Snack World - November 2014 - Business Member Profile -Teamwork + Quality = Success
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Snack World - November 2014 - Associate Member Profile - Industry Roots, Engineering Innovation
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Snack World - November 2014 - SNACK EXPO - Share the Magic
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