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  • . Before joining PwC, Steve had 20 years of experience in a variety of marketing, business development and general management roles at several high tech companies in the Bay Area.
  • . Most recently, he was Pres/CEO of, a leading international emarketing and greeting card company.
  • . Previously, he was VP Marketing & Business Development at Worldview Systems, an Internet travel pioneer.
  • . At Worldview, Steve helped launch and market Travelocity with Sabre Interactive.
  • . His area of focus is systems, semi-conductors and related software for communications, computing and storage for the enterprise, service provider and consumer markets.
  • . He joined Greylock from CIENA Corporation where he was vice president of marketing.
  • . Previously Charles had co-founded and led marketing at Lightera Networks, Inc., a market defining optical core switching company acquired by CIENA.
  • . Before Lightera he held marketing, sales engineering and engineering roles at Cisco, StrataCom, AT&T Canada and Bell Canada.

    FTC Warns Mandatory Responses Likely on Food Marketing Practices
  • Editor's Pick Building BUZZ A step-by-step guide for reaching and impressing your audience For more books, Mar 15, 2006 6:05 AM, PROMO Xtra, By Patricia Odell FTC Warns Mandatory Responses Likely on Food Marketing Practices The Federal Trade Commission has asked the public for its comments regarding the food industry's marketing practices targeting children and adolescents.
  • . In its public notice released last month, it also issued a warning to food and beverage companies that it is unlikely that sufficient information on their marketing practices is publicly available and that it would likely require data from the industry to complete its report.
  • . In 2004, marketers spent about $15 billion on kids marketing, more than double the $7 billion spent in 1994, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
  • . The commission has requested that all public comments be submitted by April 3; its report to Congress on marketing activities and expenditures of the food industry targeting young people is due by July 1.

    Shopping Habits for Cosmetics Hurt Food and Department Stores
  • . The shift has had the greatest effect on food stores, which have seen a 3% average annual decline in sales of cosmetics and toiletries over the past five years, according to a new study, Beauty Retailing USA 2004 , by Kline & Co., an international business consulting and market research firm.
  • . "Especially with slow overall market growth, and with consumers increasingly shopping across channels, the opportunity for marketers is to diversify the distribution channels for their beauty products, " said David Vladyka, head of Kline's consumer products consulting service.
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    Confectioner: Magazine of ideas and solutions reaching confectionery retailers, wholesalers, and distributor customers; by Stagnito Communications, Inc.
  • . The list brings retailers of all formats together, with supermarkets, drug chains and mass merchandisers all grabbing top positions.
  • . Supermarkets – Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Scoopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Hilander, Owen’s, Jay C, Cala Foods/Bell Markets, Kessel Food Markets, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes; Multi-departments stores — Fred Meyer, Fry’s Marketplace; Price-impact warehouse stores — Food 4 Less, Foods Co.
  • . Having put the division on the selling block because of union unrest and customer dissatisfaction, Safeway recently took it off the market and is looking into improving its performance through a handful of store closures.
  • . Albertson’s Inc., Boise, Idaho Web sites:, , , , Sales: $35.4 billion Total number of stores: More than 2, 300 in 31 states Key personnel: Albertsons, Acme Markets, Jewel, Osco Drug, Sav-on, Super Saver and Max Foods Average square footage: 35, 000-107, 000, stand-along drugstores average about 19, 000 square feet No.
  • . of employees: More than 200, 000 Key personnel: Chairman/CEO — Larry Johnston President/COO — Peter Lynch The Scoop: Albertson’s recently announced plans to acquire JS USA Holdings Inc., which operates under the Shaw’s and Star Markets banners.


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    Interest Sessions - The National Association of College & University Food Services
  • . The program will describe in detail the application process, including inspection by the certifying agency as well as step by step aspects relating to sourcing, production, SOP, storage, marketing, and educational components.
  • . Marketing 101: Top to Bottom Basics Room: 711 Kim LaPean, University of California, Berkeley Crista Martin, Harvard University Marketing is arguably more important than ever in an age when consumers are savvy and demanding, and campuses are more business-like.
  • . But for many collegiate foodservices, marketing is also a value-added.
  • . In this "basics" session, learn the key concepts, responsibilities, and components of marketing and enjoy an interactive Q&A section.
  • . This session is great for those with new marketing responsibilities or for slightly more experienced individuals looking to refine their practices.
  • . This session is also a primer for the NACUFS Marketing Institute next held in December 2006.
  • . Everyone gets a View From the Top! Retail Forum Room: 707 Stephen Whitaker, University of Notre Dame Join Stephen Whitaker, Ops Managers for Satellite and Retail, University of Notre Dame, for an instructive discussion on trends within the retail market on college and university foodservices across the campus.

    International Dairy Foods Association - D-brief
  • . operations boost Saputo earnings....Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Market enters Florida....Kroger combines two divisions....Odds-and-Ends....Stock market ticker....More news at .
  • . Currently, Nestlé markets the Häagen Dazs brand while Dreyer's superpremium brands include Dreamery, Godiva and Starbucks ice creams; Unilever markets Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
  • . Canadian operations will continue restructuring and closure of marginal plants to increase efficiency and expand its share of the milk market in Ontario and Quebec.
  • . (Reuters, Saputo) CUSTOMER CLIPS Florida is the latest market entry for Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Market retail concept.
  • . store opened in the Orlando, Fla., market last month; plans are underway to add two more to that area and to also expand into Tampa and Jacksonville.
  • . The no-frills (concrete floor, above-aisle storage) Neighborhood Market store is the size of a standard supermarket, with bakery, deli, meat and pharmacy departments, a pizza bar and an adjacent liquor store.

    AAAA SmartBrief All Access - Wunderman's Barry Kessel Named CEO of DC-Based RTCRM, Jeffrey Ross Promoted to President
  • ADVERTISING Ad Agencies (AAAA) | PR Newswire | 39 days 2 hours 56 minutes ago Wunderman's Barry Kessel Named CEO of DC-Based RTCRM, Jeffrey Ross Promoted to President NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two veteran marketers take over top spots at Washington, DC-based RTC Relationship Marketing (RTCRM).
  • . His complete grasp of the relationship marketing business and what clients need to be successful in the digital age makes him perfect to lead RTCRM at this time." As CEO, Kessel, who is an expert in data, consumer marketing and business- to-business strategies, will further strengthen RTCRM's deep breadth of capabilities and expand its blue-chip client roster.
  • . RTCRM is a strategic and thriving national relationship marketing agency.
  • . We have a smart and dedicated team, a great client roster and a unique approach to relationship marketing that will continue to grow, " Kessel said.
  • . Prior to joining RTCRM, Ross served as director of marketing and public relations for the American Psychological Association, where he worked to innovate the marketing of the professional practice of psychology.

    Food & Drink Weekly | Business-Dec 20, 1999: Articles
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  • . Furthering its penetration into the organic market General Mills, Minneapolis, signed an agreement to purchase Small Planet Foods, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., a leading producer of organic food products.
  • . The nation's largest supermarket The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, plans to purchase 20 Kessel Food Markets, Inc., located primarily in Flint and Saginaw, Mich.

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    Stagnito's New Products Magazine | Retail Industry-July, 2005: Articles
  • . Alto Dairy Cooperative, Waupun, Wis., announced its alliance with Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse, Wis., as its marketing partner of dried whey and permeate.
  • . Consumer demand for high-antioxidant products make blueberries the fruit of choice for market-savvy food product designers.
  • . (PGT) properties, including the intellectual properties of the production, sales and marketing ...
  • . There's no question that the 78 million Baby Boomers have transformed the CPG industry, bringing tremendous growth to marketers that tapped their needs.

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  • . Resource Type : Lecture notes and courses Location : n/a Latitude : n/a Longitude : n/a ERS/USDA Briefing Room : Food Market Structures The US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) Briefing Rooms are subject-based syntheses of ERS research and related economic issues, from a US perspective.
  • . The Food Market Structures Briefing Room covers the US food system, industrial organisation of food markets, and food processing, marketing and retailing.

    Business Women 2003 -- Women of Achievement
  • . Today, Lowry manages the Lake Stevens market for Wells Fargo, overseeing two banking stores and 13 team members — and ensuring that the company meets the financial needs of area residents and businesses.
  • . The antique and gift shop, located in the heart of the “Gateway to the Mountain Loop Highway, ” serves the needs of two different markets: the local citizenry and tourists who stop by on their way to the Cascades.
  • . By 2000 she had her Web site up and running as well as a catalog to sell and market her wares.
  • . And she sent out mailings to groups in her target market: Parent Teacher Organizations, schools, florists, members of the gift-basket industry — groups that put her Mom Thoughts in touch with “anyone who is, has or knows a mom.” Sales, which continue to build slowly, are concentrated around Mother’s Day and Christmas, said Kyd, who has learned a basic truth faced by most start-ups: that the first years are, indeed, the roughest.
  • . Wagner and Cut to the Chase Marketing, a Bothell-based marketing-service company that has found its niche serving sole proprietorships and companies with 50 or fewer employees.

    Comment is free: Could do better
  • . [Offensive? Unsuitable? ] clevername June 5, 2006 08:29 PM Hurrah for critics of the nanny state, like FrankFink and whatithink, in whose surreal world it's OK for McDonalds to spend millions marketing to children, but not OK for newspaper columnists to write articles aimed at adults putting an alternative point of view.
  • . [Offensive? Unsuitable? ] whatithink June 5, 2006 08:46 PM Hurrah for you and your surreal world in which it's awful for McDonalds to market food which may have water (shock horror) in it, but OK for money to be taken from me by the state by force (and they will use force - just try not paying) and then using that part of it our great reforming government has left over from illegal wars to pay people to lecture me on what to eat.
  • . Being the world's biggest restaurant chain gives you certain responsibilities in terms of marketing crap food at very low prices to poor kids, whose parents aren't there at the time.
  • . It's about not exempting McDonalds from the ethical expectations made of us all, just because it's a huge profitable company that, as such, causes free-market absolutists to feel strangely aroused.


    Supermarket News - Privacy, Shopper Card, and Merger/Acquisition Updates

  • . CASPIAN Staffer Whitney Kelley featured on NBC News The Dallas NBC affiliate, Channel 5, recently ran a story on supermarket 'loyalty' cards featuring CASPIAN's own Whitney Kelley.
  • . ("Supermarket cards: Bonus or Bust?" NBC5 Dallas/Fort Worth 2/7/02) WorldNetDaily Takes on Supermarket Cards WorldNetDaily, a leading Internet news site with nearly 2 million unique visitors a month, featured CASPIAN's take on supermarket surveillance cards in two recent articles.
  • . Supermarket cards threat to privacy? Experts concerned about use, abuse of personal information 2/2/02 Data collection lucrative for supermarkets: Stores with shopper cards can make money selling information 2/6/02 (WorldNetDaily 2/2/01; 2/6/02) Snooping Shopping Carts Receive National Coverage Associated Press reporter Jennifer Hoyt took a hard look at supermarket 'loyalty' cards and shopping carts that track your every move in a story sent to AP wire subscribers in late January.
  • . (She later went on to debate the president of KleverMarketing, Rick Trout, on live radio KTSA in San Antonio.) If you missed the AP story in your local paper, you can view it online at USA TODAY: Shoppers protest Albertsons in Dallas/Fort Worth Disgruntled shoppers in Dallas/Fort Worth took to the streets to protest Albertson's new "Preferred Card" on January 26th.

    Games Digest
  • . "Serious games" are games built for education, PR or marketing purposes, or for internal simulations.
  • . So it was not a surprise to hear one delegate from "McDonalds Interactive" talk about an internal fast food market simulation developed to train managers.
  • . June 7, 2006 in | Sony: PS3 market share "not important" Trade paper MCV has published an interview with Sony Europe boss David Reeves in which he says Sony doesn't care about how much market share the PS3 takes.
  • . "The name of the game is not market share, " says Reeves.
  • . Whether we have 40, 50, or 60 per cent market share is not that important." June 7, 2006 in | Japan loves DS Nintendo of Japan has announced spectacular sales figures for its handheld DS console.
  • . The Xbox Live Marketplace navigation menus have been tweaked to make it easier to negotiate through huge amount of content and your music will now continue playing even while drop in and out of different sections of games and the operating system.

  • . ANNOUNCEMENTS Ecolabels and the Greening of the Food Market, Boston, MA – November 7-9, 2002.
  • . Identity Preservation in Crop Production and Marketing, Woodland, CA.  Sponsored by UC Davis Extension, UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center, and The California Crop Improvement Association – November 19, 2002.

    The Cochran Program: Trade Through Opportunity
  • The Cochran Program: Trade Through Opportunity By Jill Lee Mark Hitt, administrator of International Marketing Programs with the Missouri State Department of Agriculture, is waiting for a visitor from Ghana, arriving from Manhattan, Kansas.
  • . It is a grain handling and marketing company which he also runs as an agricultural consultancy business.
  • . "The observation has left me ever thinking: if they are handling grain this much and this well in the States, then there must be the possibility of mightily improving grain handling efficiency in my country, Ghana." Yaw Asante Kwabiah, an FAS’ agricultural marketing expert in Ghana, was Amankwah’s roommate in college.
  • . It is designed to help middle- income and emerging market nations develop food systems and trade linkages.
  • . Recently, Brooks attended a Cochran program in supermarket management which took her to Genuardi’s Family Markets in Philadelphia, Pa., where she learned about frequent buyer cards.

    TDLinx Update February 2001
  • L O Q V X Y Z Supermarket Changes Acme Markets of Virginia, Inc., North Tazewell, VA 1/00 • Acquired two stores located in Fayetteville, NC, from The Kroger Co., CIncinnati, OH.
  • . If all plans are completed, Ahold will operate 45 stores in CT, NJ, and NY under the Stop & Shop banner while the remaining stores will be operated in upstate NY, by Tops Markets, Inc., Williamsville, NY.
  • . Ahold also plans to centralize distribution for Bi-Lo, Inc., Mauldin, SC, Giant Food Inc., Landover, MD, Giant Food Stores, Inc., Carlisle, PA, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, QuIncy, MA, and Tops Markets, Inc., Williamsville, NY, through a single warehouse.
  • . Albertson’s, Inc., Boise, ID 2/00 • Announced plans to open five new stores in the Houston, TX, area this year as well as a new supermarket and gas station in Mesa, AZ.
  • . If all plans are completed, all three stores will operate under the Seessel’s banner in the Memphis market.
  • . The company also plans to partner with Interact Electronic Marketing, Charlotte, NC, in order to develop a card-less frequent shopper program, which will allow customers to access customized purchase incentives and information before shopping through in-store web portals at any one of its 500 stores located in CA and NV.

  • . We identified the reasons for this as being: The real comparative advantage enjoys because it capitalises on the natural and cultural diversity of the country and offers a product that is in high demand in the international market.
  • . During 1995, a growth of 22% in foreign tourism was experienced, with a 52% growth from lucrative overseas markets, and a 12% growth from the African continent.
  • . In 1997 we registered a 19.3% growth in our European market; a23% growth in our North American market; 38.1% growth in our South American market; a 10.8% growth in our Australasian market and a 7.3% growth in our African market.
  • . This study indicates that these will be highly accessible jobs, especially for women, for the less skilled and for new entrants to the job market.
  • . By capturing a growing portion of the global market tourism can contribute directly addressing one of our country's most pressing problems, joblessness.
  • . Finding the finances to aggressively market South Africa as a tourism destination in international markets based on a focused marketing strategy. @CallCenter