Author Archive | David Orgel



Coborn’s scores big with ‘local’ and ‘better-for-you’ storewide, including in frozen. St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s became a Midwest powerhouse by basing its product selection, merchandising and services on a deep understanding of its shoppers. Today, frozen is a star department for the 97-year-old retailer, which has 50 grocery stores and 70 convenience, liquor and other […]

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Is Your Competitor Eating Your Lunch?

A new report from FMI says you can profit from building a reputation for lunchtime foodservice along the perimeter. Food retailers have long been accustomed to answering the question ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’ — with perimeter foodservice being a popular answer. Lunch, however, also holds strong foodservice potential if you commit to it. That’s a […]

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Frozen Startup Goes Direct

New York-based Daily Harvest, a four-year-old frozen subscription/home delivery company, has more than 100,000 subscribers and is growing rapidly, says Rachel Drori, founder and CEO. In a presentation at the recent Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas, she noted that her firm is building the customer base for a “superfood” frozen product line that emphasizes items […]

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Millennials Seek International Cuisines

Retailers should think globally in developing foodservice choices for younger shoppers. That is a key takeaway from The Power of Foodservice at Retail 2018, a report produced by the Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute. It is based on a survey of a national panel of 1,500 United States consumers. “Millennials of all ages want to […]

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Variety Is the ‘Spice’ of Foodservice

Consumers want seasonality, rotation and chef-inspired meals at retail, FMI report says. BY DAVID ORGEL Food retailers need to focus on variety in foodservice lineups, with a wider range of meats, seasonal offerings and rotation. Those are among findings from The Power of Foodservice at Retail 2018, a report produced by the Arlington, Va.-based Food […]

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