VIEWPOINTS & DEPARTMENTS
8 Editor’s Note
Working on the assembly line
26 What’s Really Wrong with
By Joe Pawlak, managing principal,
NONFOODS FOR PROFIT
77 Smoke Gets In Your Aisles
Regulations, a merger and product launches
are just a few of the factors affecting the
tobacco and electronic cigarettes categories.
82 Vital Support
As vitamins and supplements increase in
popularity among consumers, grocers must
evaluate the importance of stocking a strong
88 The Big Chill
From cold and frozen cases to merchandisers,
refrigeration systems and destratification/fan
systems, there are a host of options to keep
perishables cold, fresh and safe.
36 Fall Ahead
Limited-edition products are creating
excitement in the aisles for the autumn
and holiday seasons.
39 Perking Up Coffee and Tea
The key beverage categories are changing,
and retailers need to keep up with the times
by stocking items that cater to the latest
43 Fancy That!
The Specialty Food Association’s 65th
Summer Fancy Food Show drew thousands
to NYC to show off innovative new products
and learn about the hottest trends in the
FOCUS ON FRESH
53 Meat the Experts
Producers and retailers are changing
their ways to meet consumer demand for
transparency with meat ingredients and
59 Pack That
Retailers must offer conveniently packaged,
value-added produce options in grab-and-go destinations to keep up with consumer
demand for personalization.
65 Sales Review: Peppers
68 Shoppers Snack Smart
Retailers have plenty of opportunities to
appeal to consumers’ demand for snacks
that meet their high wellness expectations.
A Winsight Publication | Volume 83 Number 8 | AUGUST/17
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| G HQ |August
ON THE COVER
Direct-to-consumer meal kits
are transforming the overall
grocery shopping experience.