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August / September 2014

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about August / September 2014.

In 1975, Gourmet magazine published an article called "The Phenomenal Food Processor" about the Cuisinart, a new kitchen appliance that was changing the way the world cooked.

Merchandising in the age of high-speed computers, instant gratification, and more and more mobile marketing can be a tricky business. It's a big challenge doing business on the Web and creating relevance for your store.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This month, The Gourmet Retailer borrows an annual favorite from our sister publication, Progressive Grocer: Editors' Picks.

Natural Products Expo East, long dwarfed by its giant sister Expo West, is developing into a show in its own right. More than 1,200 exhibitors will exhibit at the trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore. The sold-out trade show floor is open Sept.

Demand exceeds supply for the award-winning Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery.

It's an exciting time to be a buyer – and seller of small kitchen electrics. Clogged aisles and a sold-out 2014 Housewares Show suggest exuberance in the marketplace that hasn't been seen in years.

Whether it's calming neutrals or bright and energetic modern designs, nothing can transform the look and feel of a room faster than a change in textiles. Buyers at NY Now, which opened at Pier 94 Aug. 16 and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Aug. 17 and ended Aug.

The Specialty Food Association wrapped up a record-breaking Summer Fancy Food Show on July 1. It was the largest in the association's history, with 2,730 companies from 80 countries. About 1,500 of the exhibitors were from the U.S. What's Trending Now

Sign up for TGR's Dispatch at under Resources/eNewsletters. Keep atop industry news, trends and new products in the gourmet industry. J. M. Smucker to Buy Sahale Snacks

Trade shows are great places to see new people and new products. The Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York June 30-July 2, was no exception. Here's round-up of a handful of people and their new products.

Analysis by Anna Wolfe / Research by Debra Chanil

The season for giving gifts has returned. As any gift giver can attest, choosing the perfect gift for family and friends can be a challenging (and sometimes stressful) task.

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