July 2010

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July 2010

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July 2010.

No matter if you are a cookware store with a wall of gadgets or if you’re a small specialty food retailer, adding a few gadgets to your product mix can enhance your bottom line. Kitchen gadgets is one of the hottest segments in the housewares market.

Seven years after The Meat House opened its first location, the gourmet butcher concept is on track to have 38 locations by year’s end.

Recoveries don’t always go in a straight line, but the general trend in retailing is up. Are there still concerns?

For serious bakers, especially bread bakers, gluten is an essential component, without which their airy baguettes and country loaves, their brioche and light, fluffy cakes would likely burst and crumble somewhat on the order of the Icelandic volcano that recently disrupted the whole European contin

They sell a lot of beer at the Central Market in Shoreline, Wash., an independently operated 80,000-square-foot supermarket that carries 450 items in 48 feet of beer cooler space and a big promo island. The promo island at Central Market, a huge oppor

In this month’s issue, we bring you the first group of honorees in our Gourmet Retailer Industry Innovator awards. We want to thank everyone who sent in nominations and the scores of companies that took the time to apply. Thank you.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce my guest columnist this month, my good friend Steven Jenkins, cheese impresario and senior manager of Fairway Market in New York City. For those who don’t know Mr.

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Have you ever caught yourself saying, “once things calm down a bit, I’ll . . .(fill in the blank)”? I don’t know about you, but those “calm times” I keep waiting for don’t ever seem to arrive.

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