Progressive Grocer Independent

OCT 2016

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October 2016 | Defining the Independent Market | 5 Cover Story Harvest Natural Market Stakes Its Claim e stores strive to bring European shopping to Texas. Features 14 Department Managers Speak Survey reveals degrees of happiness and frustration. 19 Water (?) to the Rescue e benefits and challenges in sourcing hydroponic produce. 23 Locally Owned, Locally Grown Locally owned businesses selling local products have a major impact on their community. 30 Food Handler Training Resources are readily available to hone a training program. Departments 6 EDITOR'S NOTE: Inter dependent, Not Independent 26 THE TECHNOLOGY PRAGMATIST : Self-checkouts: Ready for Prime Time? 28 SHOW REPORT: 2016 Supervalu Expo 34 CHECK OUT: Department Managers Share Job Challenges, Rewards Cover Photo by Marc Suarez 570 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 310 Deerfield, IL 60015 • 224-632-8200 8 570 Lake Cook Rd, Suite 310, Deerfield, IL 60015 224-632-8200 • SVP, Brand Director Jeff Friedman 201-855-7621 [email protected] Associate Brand Director Janet Blaney 630-364-1601 [email protected] EDITORIAL Editorial Director Joan Driggs 224-632-8211 [email protected] Chief Content Editor Meg Major 724-453-3545 [email protected] Editor-in-Chief Katie Martin 224-632-8172 [email protected] Managing Editor Bridget Goldschmidt 201-855-7603 [email protected] Art Director Bill Antkowiak [email protected] Art Director Regina Loncala Contributing Editors David Diamond, Harold Lloyd A D V I S O R Y B O A R D Lauren Johnson, Newport Ave. Market; Barnaby Montgomery,; Larry Elias, B&R Stores; Regina Koetters, Marty's Market; Jenny Jorge, Compare Foods A D V E R T I S I N G S A L E S & B U S I N E S S Midwest Marketing Manager John Huff 224-632-8174 [email protected] Eastern Marketing Manager Maggie Kaeppel 630-364-2150 • Mobile: 708-565-5350 [email protected] Northeast Marketing Manager Mike Shaw 201-855-7631 • Mobile: 201-281-9100 [email protected] Account Executive/ Classified Advertising Terry Kanganis 201-855-7615 • Fax: 201-855-7373 [email protected] Advertising/Production Manager Jackie Batson 224-632-8183 • Fax: 888-316-7987 [email protected] Classified Production Manager Mary Beth Medley 856-809-0050 [email protected] EVENTS • MARKETING • DIGITAL • RESEARCH • CIRCULATION VP/Custom Media Division Pierce Hollingsworth 224-632-8229 [email protected] Production Manager Anngail Norris 224-632-8232 [email protected] Corporate Marketing Director Bruce Hendrickson 224-632-8214 [email protected] Promotion Director Robert Kuwada 201-855-7616 [email protected] Director of Events Pat Benkner 973-607-1330 [email protected] Director of Market Research Debra Chanil 201-855-7605 [email protected] Audience Development Manager Shelly Patton 215-301-0593 [email protected] List Rental The Information Refinery 800-529-9020 Brian Clotworthy Reprints and Licensing Wright's Media 877-652-5295 [email protected] Subscriber Services/Single-copy Purchases 978-671-0449 or email at [email protected] CORPORATE OFFICERS Executive Chairman Alan Glass [email protected] President & CEO Peter Hoyt [email protected] Chief Customer Officer Ned Bardic [email protected] Chief Digital Officer Joel Hughes [email protected] Chief Operations Officer Korry Stagnito [email protected] Chief Financial Officer Chris Stark [email protected]

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