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On the Road: Grocery Outlet, San Diego, CA

- Produce with Pamela
The "treasure hunt" style deep discounter operates 428 stores in the U.S., more than 50% of which are in California. The company announced plans to expand in new markets, and plans to open 10 new stores in the Mid Atlantic this year, and grow by about 10% each year.

Back to the office means back to store checks

- Produce with Pamela

Has anyone noticed the pandemic cut down on my photos from H-E-B’s Central Market? There’s a …

CPMA Retail Tour Stop 4: IGA Desjardins, Montréal

- Produce with Pamela
This store doesn't really fit with my narrative of urban dwellers with small kitchens shopping often. Here's why.

CPMA Retail Tour Stop 3: Provigo

- Produce Blueprints
This Provigo is one of the signature Loblaws orange floor concepts, with fresh-cut done in view of shoppers, lots of organics, and a wide assortment of the company's "imperfect" brand.

CPMA retail tour stop 2: Marché Adonis

- General News
This is stop 2 for my walking retail tour in downtown Montreal. Adonis is Metro banner, purchased in 2011.

CPMA retail tour stop 1: IGA

- Produce with Pamela
There's no official bus tour for the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention this year, but organizers were kind enough to give walking directions to a quartet of stores within range of the event, so accepted the step challenge. 

On the Road: Interspar, Imst, Austria

- Produce with Pamela
I've been following Spar stores on social media for a while but hadn't had the chance to see one in person until we happened upon one on the way from Bavaria to Zurich.

On the Road: Lidl, Garmisch, Germany

- Produce with Pamela
The next leg of my journey has me in the Bavarian town of Garmisch, where I dropped by a Lidl, among other stores.

On the Road: Edeka, Berlin

- Produce with Pamela

Every time I’ve come to Berlin over the past decade, I’ve googled stores to visit and, …

On the Road: Rewe, Berlin

- Produce with Pamela
Like many others in the produce business, I planned to be in Berlin for Fruit Logistica this week. Unfortunately, the show’s timing changed to April.   Fortunately for me (and you, who get to share in the fun!), I already had plans to visit a friend in the area, and do some store checking.