GMO, Other Issues Progress As Summer Ends

What’s Happening at the Trade Show?

Here’s a Preview

With PLMA’s Chicago trade show only weeks away, here’s a preview of the trends and products that will be featured. On the food side, America’s changing eating habits will be in the spotlight. On the health side, anti-aging is taking center stage. On the consumer side, gender-blurring is making news. Join news anchor Jodi Daley and PLMA president Brian Sharoff as they examine the issues. Plus, Bob Vosburgh surveys what will be in the Idea Supermarket and David Merrefield comments on how the role of store brands has changed. Click here for video.

Category Profiles: Coughing And Sneezing The Store Brands Way

Amazon Primed for Growth

Online retailer Amazon reported big earnings, in large part due to its growing Prime program. Roy White explains what it means.

Retail Aftershocks

Big mergers and national chain castoffs bring opportunities for small retailers who buy up discarded stores after the dust settles. Bob Vosburgh surveys the current situation.

Work Force Woes

Lower unemployment rates mean a lot of companies, including private label manufacturers, are having a hard time finding skilled workers. Brad Edmondson examines the impact.

Farmer’s Markets

No longer a Sunday pastime, farmer’s markets are a consumer mainstay and retailer favorite. But how viable are they? Len Lewis reports on the pros and cons of fresh-from-the-farm.

Beware of the ‘Basket Bandits’

Bill Bishop believes that a new type of online retailer poses an important threat to supermarkets and other brick and mortar stores.