VIEWPOINTS & DEPARTMENTS
8 From the Publisher
By Seth Mendelson
12 Sounding Board
By Len Lewis
14 Food Forum
By Colin Stewart, Acosta
85 First Impressions
From the cleanliness of the parking
lot to how well the front end is
merchandised, first appearances
matter in the eyes of shoppers.
36 Oh! Canada
An exciting assortment of new foods were
on display at SIAL in Toronto.
40 A World of Flavor
Consumers are looking for global cuisine
adventures in supermarket aisles.
FOCUS ON FRESH
47 Uniting for Fresh
Retailers, growers, manufacturers and
more will come together in Chicago in
June to showcase the latest products,
trends and technologies supporting
the fresh category.
52 Youth is Served
Retailers can promote healthy fruit and
veggie snacks for children by offering
convenient, grab-and-go products,
coupled with proper marketing and
56 Sales review: Avocados
61 Gluten-Free Greatness
Gluten-free products and the companies
that make them have come a long way in
a short amount of time.
NONFOODS FOR PROFIT
70 Leading the Charge in
Grocery Headquarters’ General
Merchandise Trailblazer Awards recognize
the best the segment has to offer.
A Macfadden Publication | Volume 83 Number 6 | JUNE/17
CON TEN TS
| G H Q | June
ON THE COVER
Supermarkets rewrite the real
estate playbook by opening
stores in revived downtowns
and regional malls. PAGE 29