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Aldi CEO talks money-saving strategies

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If you’re wondering how important spending less on groceries is for consumers, Jason Hart, CEO of Batavia, IL-based Aldi Inc. joined Good Morning America on Sept. 16 to discuss it.

Consumers seek value at retail now more than ever – are you delivering?

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Now is the time for retailers to highlight value whenever they can. Despite high gas prices, consumers are willing to go somewhere else for a better deal.

Consumers are hungry for savings, but are retailers delivering?

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Discounters are moving in on mainstream grocers. Are they ready to hold the line?  

On the Road: Nob Hill Foods, Capitola, CA

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It’s been a while since I visited a Raley’s BB #:114741 banner, and this Nob Hill …

Tomato Taste Test – Hiiros vs. Sugar Bombs

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Do you think all tomatoes essentially taste the same? These two could not be more different. 

Foodservice labor crunch: opportunity for value-added produce?

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Operators are looking for any way to relieve pain points in the kitchen and optimize precious labor hours.

On the Road: Eatwell by Schnucks, Columbia, MO

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We may see more of this concept from Schnucks as retailers look to capitalize on this niche of the market. 

This World’s Largest Fruit Display is … bananas 

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If your Chicagoland store is short a few bananas this week, it’s because they’re all at Jewel-Osco in Westmont.  

Worst produce department advice ever 

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We have to do a better job of presenting the value, flavor, and freshness in the produce department so consumers don’t believe this hyped-up nonsense.  

What retail can learn from foodservice demand forecasts

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I’ve read a few reports lately that, while they are foodservice-focused, raise concerns for grocery retailers as we round the corner into summer and beyond.