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What IS 'Natural', Anyway?

At long last, a definition for “natural” products may be coming. No, not from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but from the Natural Products Association

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Healthy' Sales Off? Sez Who?

Despite claims that growth had leveled off during the recession, figures from SPINS indicate that sales of natural and organic foods never stopped expanding. Even

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No Longer Invincible

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of Walmart’s death and/or resurrection have been greatly exaggerated. Those predicting the slow demise of the mega-retailer point to

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Patience & Fortitude

My old pal Al Rosenfeld, the late founder of Frozen Food Age, was fond of saying “patience and fortitude” to me whenever I was in

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CHEP’S PARENT BUYING IFCO

Transaction, creating an entity with $5 billion in sales, expected to be complete by end of next summer. CHEP’s parent company, Brambles Limited, plans to

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THE RETURN OF EGGO

With Eggo’s waffle production problems behind it, frozen breakfasts scored gains in dollars, units and volume in supermarkets during the 12 weeks ended Oct. 3,

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ASIAN FOODS SOAR

Frozen Asian entrees rose 8.3% to $582.0 million in the 52 weeks ended Oct. 30, continuing a long rise that has lasted several years. The

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A Midwest Surprise

This store is part Wegmans, part H-E-B, and part Publix — but it’s also 100% Cosentino’s. I guess my biggest surprise came when I turned

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Just like a real magazine company, we recently hired an independent research firm to see what you readers like, and don’t like. Happily, you like

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