Progressive Grocer

DEC 2016

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1 Celebrate African Heritage & Health Week by asking customers to share recipes on your Facebook page. National Dark Chocolate Day 2 Groundhog Day National Tater Tot Day 3 National Carrot Cake Day. Offer carrot cake coupons on your Twitter feed. 4 National Stuffed Mushroom Day 5 Super Bowl LI. Make sure you're well stocked for last- minute shoppers. World Nutella Day. 6 Feature your staff's favorite snacks on social media for National Snack Foods Month. 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day 8 National Potato Lovers Day. Set up a Hasselback potato demo. 9 Promote Mardi Gras (Feb. 28) with king cakes in the bakery and po'boys in the deli. National Bagels and Lox Day 10 National Have a Brownie Day 11 Make sure your Valentine's Day displays are suitably inviting. 12 Abraham Lincoln's birthday (1809) National PB&J Day 13 Celebrate National Tortellini Day as part of National Italian Food Day. 14 Valentine's Day. Have chocolates, cards and champagne ready for the inevitable procrastinators. 15 Confirm your travel plans for Natural Products Expo West. 16 Promote National Almond Day on your Facebook page. 17 Offer coffee samples to celebrate National Café au Lait Day. 18 National Drink Wine Day. Cross- promote wine with imported cheese in the deli. 19 ECRM Candy Planning begins in Las Vegas and continues through Feb. 22. 20 Decorate with lots of red, white and blue. It's Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday (observed). National Muffin Day. Offer coupons for these perennial favorites. 21 National Sticky Bun Day. Cross-promote frozen bread dough, brown sugar, pecans and butter. National Biscuits and Gravy Day 22 It's fitting that this is National Cherry Pie Day, since it's also George Washington's actual birthday (1732). 23 National Banana Bread Day National Chili Day. Have a staff contest and pick the best recipe. 24 Set up a class to make Tex-Mex migas in honor of National Tortilla Chip Day. 25 National Clam Chowder Day. Sample New England, Manhattan and Rhode Island styles. Don't forget the oyster crackers. 26 National Pistachio Day. Offer shelled and in-shell varieties, along with recipe ideas for entrées and treats. 27 National Kahlua Day. Share recipes incorporating the liqueur on your Pinterest page. 28 Promote National Chocolate Soufflé Day on Twitter. S M T W T F S Februay 2017 is... American Heart Month Black History Month National Chocolate Lovers Month National Cherry Month National Snack Foods Month 14 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | December 2016 Email your calendar submissions to [email protected]

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