VIEWPOINTS & DEPARTMENTS
8 From the Publisher
By Seth Mendelson
12 Food Forum
By Jonathan Whalley, IDDBA
14 Food Forum
By Phil Chang, Hubba
16 Food Forum
By Chris Bryson, Unata
110 Nonfoods Forum
By Perry Reynolds, International
112 Nonfoods Talk
By Seth Mendelson
134 Sounding Board
By Len Lewis
99 Focusing on Pharmacists
A good personality should be part of a
pharmacist’s skill set.
NONFOODS FOR PROFIT
105 A Helping Hand for Housewares
With a little TLC, retailers can reap huge
rewards from the housewares department.
114 Not Just Smoke, or Vapor,
Despite new rules and industry
consolidation, the tobacco and electronic
cigarette categories remain strong.
129 Keeping Up the Kitchen
Reliable, e;cient and ;exible equipment is
the ;rst step toward capturing consumers’
taste buds—and dollars.
34 Spotlight On: Trion Industries
36 A Lone Star
With a wide selection, discount prices,
spotless stores and outstanding service from
its employee-owners, WinCo Foods hits a
46 Product Pipeline: Mars/Wrigley
55 The Boon of Bottled Water
Consumer interest in bottled water continues
to rise, and the end is nowhere in sight.
62 A Frosty Reception
Innovative new products and merchandising
opportunities are poised to make March’s
National Frozen Food Month as unforgettable
as a favorite song.
FOCUS ON FRESH
69 Spurring Spud Sales
Sprucing up the potato o;erings, as well as
creative merchandising, can heat up sales
during sluggish months.
74 Sales review: Potatoes
76 Revamped Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions will be top of mind for
shoppers as they browse the store—leading
them right to the produce department.
80 Sales review: Deli
87 Honoring the Wellness Pioneers
The eighth annual Selling Wellness Trailblazer
Awards put a spotlight on some of the most
in;uential voices in the category.
A Macfadden Publication | Volume 83 Number 1 | JANUARY/17
CON TEN TS
| G H Q | Januar y
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