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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.  

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

- Produce with Pamela
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

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