New Hope Network is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Natural Foods Merchandiser

Retailer Roundtable: What are you changing to compete and to serve today’s consumer?

Article-Retailer Roundtable: What are you changing to compete and to serve today’s consumer?

Harry Bennett

Harry-Bennett 300x375.jpgGeneral manager,
Greenlife Market Morristown
Morristown, New Jersey

“One area is doing really well and one should as it comes online. We have a steam station we converted from a soup station. Customers can get a bed of cabbage or kale and then add what they want on top and we steam it up. We also are experimenting with a bone broth bar that we hope to expand to ramen. Three things really stand out: paleo wraps with coconut wraps, jackfruit (from quesadillas to barbecue) and collard wraps (which we can’t keep in stock).”


Debra Stark

Debra-Stark 300x375.jpgOwner,
Debra’s Natural Gourmet
Concord, Massachusetts

“Coconut Ghee Bars. Developed for Passover one year (it’s flourless), today we make coconut ghee bars daily and our customers cry in their cups if they come in and we’re out. This is a recipe other caterers beg us for—one tried to bribe a staffer! Last month we sold 6,000 boxes of four of our Change-Your-Life-Crisps. Our customers have learned to love spice and are buying up Thai Green Curry Hot Meal. And people call in and get on a waiting list for our kitcheree.”

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.