ON THE COVER
AIMING TO BE
Target is doubling down its grocery efforts
by remodeling stores, stressing perishables
and listening to its “guests.” PAGE41
VIEWPOINTS & DEPARTMENTS
8 From the Publisher
By Seth Mendelson
12 Food Forum
By Melissa Reider, Eventful Conferences
66 Talking Shop with…
Dionysios Christou, Del Monte Fresh Produce
92 Nonfoods Talk
By Seth Mendelson
114 Sounding Board
By Len Lewis
NONFOODS FOR PROFIT
81 NACDS at the Hub
The National Association of Chain Drug
Stores will share the latest product
innovations and discuss the future of drug
store technology at Total Store Expo.
94 Earn the Burn
The top tobacco and tobacco-related
manufacturers are honored with the coveted
Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award.
107 Warming Up to Cold Cases
New regulations and technology upgrades
may mean big changes for the refrigeration
28 Spotlight On: Reposi Trak
31 Festival Foods Parties in
Festival Foods debuts in Wisconsin’s
capital with a new format catering to
38 Sophisticated Innovation
The latest in cutting-edge cuisine was on
display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
48 Hot O; the Cold Presses
Olive oil appeals to foodies and to health
enthusiasts. Retailers that o;er the right
;avors, sources and backstories can
succeed with this growing category.
FOCUS ON FRESH
54 A Meaty Proposition
An increased meat supply is driving
shoppers to the meat case.
60 Striving for Sustainable
The fresh foods industry has applied
its own meaning to sustainability by
implementing a variety of initiatives.
68 Sales review: Peppers
77 Smart Snacks for Kids
Snacks that meet parents’ demand for clean
labels and convenience without o;ending
children’s taste buds will be winners for
retailers this back-to-school season.
A Macfadden Publication | Volume 82 Number 8 | AUGUST/16
CON TEN TS
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