June / July 2013

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June / July 2013

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about June / July 2013.

"It starts with the basics," says Cristi Menard of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine in Chicago, where open cheese cases were chosen to ensure customer engagement.

With ShopRite and CVS nearby, "It is kind of foolish to have the same items on the shelf," says Don Bisgrove, general m

The goal of an employment interview is to help figure out whether the person being interviewed is a good fit for the job being offered. Usually, the interview is the most influential portion of the hiring process, but it's important that it not be the only piece.

This July, AmericasMart welcomes buyers and exhibitors to The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 10-17. A unique world of new product awaits first-time and returning buyers in new, updated and expanded showrooms and temporaries in one easy-to-navigate campus with more th

In March, a Brisbane, Australia, specialty food shop called Celiac Supplies posted a sign saying it would charge a $5 "just looking" fee to customers who came in but didn't buy.

While children may have a reputation as picky eaters, today's specialty food industry proves it's easier than ever to keep both parents and kids of all ages happy.

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The Specialty Food Association, formerly the NASFT, will officially launch its new branding – Specialty Food: Craft. Care. Joy.

Being an entrepreneur in the independent retailer world means you have to listen to your customers and listen closely. This is true whether you go to market online or offline or both.

Time and again, we hear from our readers about the insatiable demand for local products. One retailer striving to meet that challenge is this issue's featured retailer – Niskayuna Co-op, located in Niskayuna, N.Y.

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Keep atop industry news, trends and new products in the gourmet industry. Columbus Forms Exclusive Partnership with Rouses Market

When it came to specialty foods, there were plenty in store for deli and bakery buyers at the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Dairy-Deli-Bake in Orlando, Fla., June 2-4. An Eye for Specialty