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Report: Greece's small food shops fared worst in downturn


  • Kathimerini (Greece)

More than 3,500 Greek food stores including neighborhood butchers, small grocers and minimarkets closed their doors between 2010 and 2013, according to IRI, as the country coped with a severe economic… Read More

Expect an even longer holiday shopping season this year


  • Detroit Free Press

Retailers are hoping to persuade customers to start shopping earlier and in-store this holiday season, including with extended store hours and more sales. "The idea here is to be on top of it, to caus… Read More

Optical sorters improve Westfro's frozen-vegetable production


  • Refrigerated & Frozen Foods online

Belgian frozen-vegetable producer Westfro is using optical sorting equipment to improve processing and boost production capacity. Optical sorters allow for sorting of up to 24 tons of individually qui… Read More