Progressive Grocer

MAR 2017

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1 Make sure the store is adequately stocked for spring gift-giving occasions. 2 National Chocolate Mousse Day 3 Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo? 4 National Hoagie Day. Offer specials in the deli or prepared food area. 5 Cinco de Mayo National Enchilada Day 6 National Crepes Suzette Day The 143 rd Kentucky Derby is run today. 7 Lemonade Day 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day 9 National Shrimp Day Moscato Day 10 This is a good time to check your Memorial Day and summer grilling inventory. 11 National Eat What You Want Day. Offer samples of tasty treats throughout the store. 12 National Nutty Fudge Day 13 National Apple Pie Day 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day Mother's Day 15 This is the start of American Craft Beer Week. Display local beers, growlers and beer glasses. National Chocolate Chip Day 16 National Barbecue Day. Make sure the displays are restocked. 17 Promote National Mediterranean Diet Month throughout the store. 18 It's No Dirty Dishes Day. Cross-promote liquid soaps, sponges, drying racks and dish towels. National Hummus Day 19 National Devil's Food Cake Day 20 National Quiche Lorraine Day National Pick Strawberries Day Armed Forces Day 21 World Baking Day In honor of Jewish Heritage Month, offer discounts on kosher products. 22 National Vanilla Pudding Day 23 National Taffy Day NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo begins in Chicago and continues through May 25. 24 National Escargot Day Review your summer travel plans. 25 National Wine Day National Brown- bag-it Day. Make sure you have lots of DIY sandwich items available. 26 Ramadan begins. National Cherry Dessert Day 27 In honor of National Salsa Month, hold tastings and demos of traditional and unusual salsa. 28 National Hamburger Day National Brisket Day 29 Memorial Day National Biscuit Day 30 National Mint Julep Day 31 National Macaroon Day S M T W T F S May 2017 is... National Barbecue Month National Mediterranean Diet Month National Hamburger Month National Salsa Month National Strawberry Month 16 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | March 2017 Email your calendar submissions to [email protected]

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