Newsletter | October 26, 2007

10.26.07 -- Grocery Innovations Canada

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Grocery Innovations Canada
Food for health, food for fun and plenty of food for thought. The trends, issues and innovations that are impacting Canada's grocery stores and consumers can be found at the 8th annual Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) opening October 29th and 30th at the Toronto Congress Centre...

Healthnotes New Flexible Kiosk Platform Helps Grocers Optimize Interactive Shopper Marketing Program
Healthnotes, the leader in interactive wellness-driven shopper marketing, recently announced an all-new kiosk platform for delivering its retail-proven "Fresh Ideas" program to shoppers. According to a recent study conducted by NCR Corporation, nearly 90 percent of shoppers said they'd use an in-store kiosk to print food and wine information and recipes...

FMS Solutions Announces Results of the 2007 Independent Grocers Survey
According to the 2007 Independent Grocers Survey, independent grocery retailers reported a 1.94 percent net profit before taxes and overall store margins of 25.55 percent. The survey, in existence since 2002, is designed to help independent retail grocers and independent supermarkets better understand how their store operations compare with national averages...

Improving Food Safety: Here And Abroad
Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will introduce legislation next week that would require country of origin labeling for processed foods. In addition, Brown introduced the Food and Product Responsibility Act of 2007, which would safeguard U.S. consumers against unsafe food and products and promote sound business practices among distributors of food and products...

Nevada Attorney General Announces Agreement With Kroger Co. To Curb Tobacco Sales To Minors
Nevada Attorney General Masto recently announced she has joined the Attorneys General of 41 other states and Guam in an agreement with Kroger Co. to curb tobacco sales to minors. Kroger is the nation's largest grocery chain with 2,468 supermarkets in 31 states under two dozen banners and 779 convenience stores in 15 states under 5 banners...

Voice Over Coach Bettye Zoller Finds Inspiration In Supermarkets
Bettye Zoller, voiceover coach, voice talent and author, lectured on the subtleties of honing an individual's acting or voice acting craft by being attentive and observant in the most universal of people watching places on earth, the local supermarket or grocery store...

Bell Buckle Holding's Pure Vanilla Extracts Massive New Grocery Chain Distribution
Bell Buckle Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BLLB) announced recently that the launch of their Simplify brand Sugar-Free Pure Vanilla Extract has been more successful than anticipated. Director of Grocery Sales, Marty Clunan stated, "We knew that this was going to be a great item for us, but the initial response has been extraordinary...

Naturally Iowa, Inc. Supplies Ball's Food Stores, A Locally Owned Group Of 28 Grocery Stores In The Kansas City Metropolitan Area, With Five Varieties Of Fluid Milk
Naturally Iowa, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: NLIA) announced recently that the Company is now supplying Ball's Food Stores with five varieties of its fluid milk, marketed under the label 'Good Natured Family Farms'. Ball's Food Stores, a locally owned group of 28 grocery stores in the Kansas City metropolitan area, was established in 1923, and owns and operates 28 grocery stores which operate under the Hen House and Price Chopper banners...

Morgan Stanley Private Equity To Acquire Tops Markets
Morgan Stanley Private Equity announced recently that it will acquire Tops Markets, LLC (Tops) from Koninklijke Ahold, N.V. (Ahold) for $310 million. Tops operates under the banners of Tops Markets and Martin's Super Food Stores and is composed of 71 company-owned and five franchise supermarket grocery stores in Western New York, Mid-State New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Tops employs more than 10,000 associates...

Lund Food Holdings Selects Teradata To Provide Enterprise Data Warehouse
Teradata Corporation , the global leader in enterprise data warehousing, recently announced that Lund Food Holdings, a privately-owned chain of upscale retail supermarket stores in the northern United States, has purchased an enterprise data warehouse from Teradata...

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