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Demand in landlocked states expected to increase in about five years [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Supermarket News
Veteran turnaround artist led Bruno’s, Homeland, Shaw’s, Penn Traffic [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Consumers today are open to a world of flavors, and their adventurous palates are making their mark in the spices and seasonings category. Multichannel sales of spices and sea [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Fewer and fewer Americans are waking up to a bowl of cereal in the morning amid the availability of an increasing array of convenient alternative breakfast options. Consumers [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Anyone seeking evidence that consumers are still embracing indulgent rewards need look no further than the ice cream freezer case. Growth in premium ice cream is driving sales [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Consumers want it all — taste, nutrition, indulgence, convenience — and perhaps no category exemplifies this better than salty snacks. Sales were up 3.1% across the multichann [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Source: Infoscan Reviews, IRI. Latest 52 weeks ending May 14, 2017 Total U.S. multi-outlet (supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select  [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. *Source: Nielsen FreshFacts, Total U.S., 52 weeks ending May 27, 2017 **Source: Infoscan Reviews, IRI. Latest 52 weeks ending May 14, 2017 Total U.S. multi-outlet (supermarke [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Source: Infoscan Reviews, IRI. Latest 52 weeks ending May 14, 2017 Total U.S. multi-outlet (supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select  [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here.  *Source: Nielsen FreshFacts, Total U.S., 52 weeks ending May 27, 2017 **Source: Infoscan Reviews, IRI. Latest 52 weeks ending May 14, 2017 Total U.S. multi-outlet (superma [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Online subscription services have cut sharply into the razor-blade category for brick-and-mortar retailers, but there are some signs the bleeding could begin to slow. The onli [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Supermarket News' coverage of center store foods and nonfood products includes an introduction story, gallery and articles and tables for each category. Going clean, an intro [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
Today’s consumers are driving food retailing in new directions with demands for clean labels, convenience and craveable experiences. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Apparently beef is what’s for dinner for a lot of people, even if retailers aren’t seeing the benefits in their cash registers. Unit volume of beef was up 7% in the recent 52- [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This is part of Supermarket News’ 2017 Category Guide. Get more info here. Total U.S. multi-outlet (supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains) unit sales for the latest 52 weeks e [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supermarket News
This summer, homeowners across the U.S. will beat the heat with the help of Carrier ductless home comfort systems and Habitat for Humanity. Carrier has donated more than 500 systems to Habitat, and they will be installed in homes throughout the country to provide cooling when it's hot and heating when it's cold. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
ACHR News
Demand for HVAC equipment in commercial buildings is projected to advance 3.3 percent per year through 2021 to $12.3 billion with 58 percent of all HVAC equipment sales. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
ACHR News
By: Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, Chief Food and Product Safety Officer and Sr. Vice President, Food Safety Programs Has your organization developed a food safety innovation? Has your organization implemented a new food safety practice, program, or process? Is your organization's leadership committed to promoting or improving food safety in the food industry? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider nominating your organization for the 2017 FMI Food Safety Innovation Award. The FMI Food Safety Innovation Award is presented annually in conjunction with the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) to a company or organization for demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of food protection through performance, practice, creation, sustainment, or leadership. This annual award was created to recognize companies or organizations that have made an innovative contribution or commitment to food safety and to encourage others in the industry, government, and academia to search for creative solutions and implement new practices in continuing to keep our food the safest it can be. What are the nominee qualifications? Nominees must be a company or organization engaged in food production, packing, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, regulating or conducting supporting activities in the food chain, such as auditing, training, or standards-settings.  Nominees must be a company or organization with a demonstrable record of high standards and professional commitment to food safety. Self-nomination is acceptable. Nominee may be considered every year for the same, non-awarded innovation. How do you make a nomination? Submitting a nomination is simple! In 500 words or less, provide information about your organization's food safety innovation which is a new idea; an implemented practice, program, or process; or example of leadership that promotes or improves food safety in the food industry. More specifically, the information should include: What is the benefit or impact of the innovation? How is the innovation being used or applied? An explanation of the innovation's significance, recognition within the community, or adoption by others. Information can be submitted by completing the nomination form. Nominations should be submitted electronically by Friday, August 25, 2017 to Hilary Thesmar at hthesmar@fmi.org. Nominees will be assessed and scored by an independent peer-review committee that has been formed.  The winner will be notified by September 1, 2017 and will be presented the award on September 13, 2017 in conjunction with the IFPTI Fellowship in Food Protection reception at The Liaison Capitol Hill, Washington DC from 5:30-7:30 p.m. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
FMI News
After a search of multiple sites in the south-central U.S., Greenheck has selected Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the development of a new campus that will house manufacturing and distribution for several of the company's products and brands. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
By: Rick Stein, Vice President, Fresh, Food Marketing Institute Yesterday, I stopped by my grocery store to pick up milk and trash bags — your typical fill in trip. As store layout goes, I was routed through produce to get to dairy. A gorgeous display of strawberries, blueberries, and other summer fruits drew my eye. Suddenly, my basket became heavier and my wallet felt lighter. My two-item basket grew to six items, and an impromptu fruit salad made its way onto my family's dinner plate. And, that's the Power of Produce. Power of Produce 2017 finds three-quarter of shoppers plan their produce purchases pre-trip, and an even greater 86 percent of shoppers readily admit unplanned fruits and vegetables purchases frequently end up in their cart. That's what makes produce a unique store item; it falls into both a planned and an impulse buy category. Fresh produce holds a strong household penetration at 99 percent, according to Power of Produce 2017. This gives food retailers a larger opportunity to leverage shoppers to buy more, rather than find more shoppers. Impromptu purchases are one opportunity that can help stores sell a greater volume of produce. So what are the drivers behind impulse buys? FMI's 2017 Power of Produce reports 58 percent of shoppers are enticed by eye-catching displays. Importantly, merchandising excellence has universal appeal across ages, incomes, channels and regions. Other important drivers of impulse purchases are hot promotions (particularly among Millennials and other non-planners), samplings, recipes/serving ideas and nutrition callouts. But, are eye-catching displays and promotions enough to capture consumers' impulse dollars? The study shows that while promotions are important in driving store trips, low prices may not be enough to seal the deal with consumers. When ranking a shopper's purchasing decision, they easily rank appearance ahead of price. In other words, when it comes to produce, the eyes decide. For grocers to get the final sale, make sure your shoppers' eyes are delighted when entering your produce department, whether it's 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. A produce department that's easy on the eyes goes a long way in enticing shoppers to open their wallets just a little wider. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
FMI News
The CDC study screened 196 cooling towers around the U.S. and found Legionella DNA (indicating the bacteria were there, live or dead, at some point) in 164 of the towers sampled and live Legionella bacteria in 79 of them. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
Manufacturers of all sizes across the spectrum of HVAC are getting involved with demand response, and they are participating because the technology within thermostats has made doing so relatively simple. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68 percent. This has been spurred, in part, because the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70 percent since 2010, which has led the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
Thermal energy storage has been a proven commodity for years in Europe, but the technology has seemingly been on the peripheral of the HVAC industry in the U.S. Now, energy storage is gradually stepping into the industry spotlight, and manufacturers are ready and willing to showcase their offerings in this important space. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
Service World Expo officials announced that Travis Carter, vice president of sales at Scorpion, will speak at the conference on “Want to Get More Jobs + Grow Your Business?” [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
The RHVAC Online web app works on all smartphones, tablets, and computers with internet access. It performs ACCA Manual J load calculations, Manual D duct sizing, and Manual S equipment selections. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
The Quincy Housing Authority (QHA) aimed to reduce the energy consumption of the its primary building, decrease its carbon footprint, and increase the comfort and durability of the buildings for residents. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
How can high-performance buildings be delivered at the pace, precision, and volume required to transform the building marketplace? [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News
University of Miami is committed to safeguarding the environment, and in 2005 created the “Green U” initiative to become a community leader in the acquisition of environmentally responsible products and the practice of ecologically sound maintenance and operations procedures. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
ACHR News