Meat Managers Share Advice on Competing with the Big Boys

By Pete Hodgson 189 March-April 2017 A decade ago, it was still a challenge for consumers to find high quality, locally raised meats. Nowadays, there [...]

Ten Meat Margin Killers: Aim for Variety, High Quality, Freshness

By Pete Hodgson 182 January-February 2016 Building your meat department’s reputation for variety, high quality, and freshness is a big part of creating loyal customers. [...]

Holiday Meat Merchandising and Promotions

Holidays are critical times to increase your product selection and improve meat merchandizing.  This is the time of year to attract customers seeking specialty items, [...]

Steps to Improve Your Meat Department

The meat department is a signature department in your co-op, and building your reputation for variety, high quality, and freshness is a big part of [...]

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Promoting Passion for Fresh, Local, and Organic

What makes a grocery store great? We know that the basics include a convenient location, good customer service and quality products. While every department plays [...]

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New! Meat and Seafood Consulting through CDS CC: Meet Pete Hodgson

Pete Hodgson has over two decades experience working in retail meat and seafood departments, including 17 years in management. During the last decade, he has [...]

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