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Build a store check picnic at The Berkeley Bowl

- Produce with Pamela
I like to say if it's not at The Berkeley Bowl, you can't get it because that place has EVERYTHING, and everything in abundance. The displays look like they'll topple over sometimes, but that's the fun of wandering this produce department. 

On the Road: Andronico’s, Pacific Grove, CA

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PACIFIC GROVE, CA—I had a little time to do some store checking before leaving California in Mid-September, so here's a look around Andronico's.

Lacking marketing inspiration? Do a hometown retail tour

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AUSTIN, TX — Whenever I’m in a funk and need inspiration, I store check.  

E-commerce store checks reveal fresh produce challenges

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If we want to continue to grow fresh produce sales online, we have to have a better online presence than this.

On the Road: Publix, Tampa, FL

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TAMPA, FL—As a Texan, I'm an H-E-B kind of gal by heart, so that's always had me ambivalent toward Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets. But this store? It is fantastic. 

I found Trader Joe’s products at Aldi, but it’s not what you think

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BERLIN—I often hear the rumor that Trader Joe’s and Aldi are the same company, and it’s a complicated thing to explain.

On the Road, Verbrauchermarkt Ullrich, Berlin

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BERLIN—At first glance, this store didn't look like much. It's connected to the subway, on the ground floor with, honestly, a grungy-looking exterior. But the inside? The produce department? It was fantastic.

On the Road: La Grande Epicerie, Paris

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PARIS—Never mind my terrible French, this gourmet food hall is legit. Premium barely begins to describe the quality of everything here. I'd describe the merchandising as "Whimsical Farmers Market."

BrandStorm, Austin, TX: where to eat, what to see, and—of course—stores to check

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Most people know I live in Austin, TX, the host city for United Fresh’s BrandStorm conference this year and I’ve gotten quite a few requests for must-see or must-eat recommendations, so here you go.