2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey: Same-Store Sales Increase 2.1%

By Kristen Cloud // National Grocers Association FMS and the National Grocers Association (NGA) have released the results of the 2016 Independent Grocers Financial Survey, covering fiscal year 2015. This joint study polled independent supermarket operators in 38 states and four Canadian provinces on their financial performance and business strategies, and provides an in-depth look at the economic, political…

2016 WIC Vendor Conference

By Ed Dichoza // WIC Division – Vendor Management & Operations WIC Vendor Management and Operations will be hosting the Inaugural WIC Vendor Conference on August 11, 2016, at the Radisson Downtown – Lansing.  The conference program is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Our goal is to enhance the WIC Program/WIC vendor relationship…

Anheuser-Busch, Starbucks Hit the Bottle

The two companies are joining forces to brew bottled Teavana tea NACS Online Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks announced that they are working together to produce, bottle, distribute and market the first Teavana Ready-to-Drink (RTD) tea in the United States, with an anticipated product launch in the first half of 2017. According to a Beverage Marketing Corporation…

Retail Food Safety Forum

Plan now to attend the FMI/National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) inaugural Retail Food Safety Forum in Cincinnati on November 5 – 6, 2012. Through interactive learning, peer discussions, and idea exchanges, you will take away actionable resources to improve your company’s food safety program. The Retail Food Safety Forum courses are designed to offer comprehensive education…