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While candy may account for less than 2 percent of the average American's caloric intake, most people eat candy about twice a week, according to the National Confectioners Association.

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When it comes to retaining employees, the almighty dollar is what many think is most important.

If 2017 is indeed the year of the home cook, as Peapod, an online grocer, and ORC International declared after conducting a national survey late in 2016, what tools and what cookware are they using? According to the research, today's home cooks are looking for stovetop-friendly recipes as they p

It may take a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to sustain a successful retail business, especially one that is independently, locally owned.

Terms like prebiotics and probiotics are becoming part of shopper vocabulary to regulate digestive systems.

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

In these days where everyone is increasingly buying more and more online, The Gourmet Retailer is honoring some of the top cheese shops in the U.S. market.

Castello Creatively Crafted Cheese

Each year, dozens of local cheese festivals from coast to coast draw thousands of cheese lovers who come to sample their favorite cheeses and to find what's new from the country's best artisan cheesemakers. JUNE June 2-4

Kendall and John Antonelli at work in their Austin, Texas, cheese shop. Just as the cheesemaking process requires a starter culture to get things going, a gourmet retailer can use some merchandising tactics to spark shopper interest and sales. Carrying a variety of ch

Grilling continues its reign as a popular American pastime – 71 percent of grill owners use it to improve a meal's flavor, more than half say it's for personal enjoyment and another 42 percent choose it for entertaining, according to the most recent consumer study by the Hearth, Patio and Bar

When it comes to a quick-to-prepare meal that's certified organic, gluten-free or inspired by street foods from afar, it's hard to beat the new generation of specialty frozen entrées. Specialty frozen entrées rank no.

Gluten-free dominates the free-from category, especially the baking mix subcategory. Gluten-free product sales in 2015 grew nearly 10 percent to $25 billion, according to SPINS data. "Gluten-free is growing," notes Michelle Lorge, VP of marketing for Chicago-based Simple Mills.

Consumers who are concerned about what's in their food are increasingly aware and questioning what's in their household cleaning items. American consumers are increasingly seeking out healthier options for both their foods and their household products; however, they do not want to purchase "gree

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