Non-Food for Thought

9Mar, 2017

Congratulations – Women of Influence

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Naomi SleeperDirector of Business DevelopmentImperial Distributors   While I typically write about non-foods in supermarkets, this month’s timely Griffin feature on "Women of Influence in the Food Industry” inspired me to dedicate this

10Feb, 2017

Puppy Love

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Naomi SleeperDirector of Business DevelopmentImperial Distributors     Roses are red. Violets are blue. This Valentine’s Day, remember the pets, too! Significant others may not be the only special friends to celebrate this

5Jan, 2017

Why Make HBW Your #1 New Year’s Resolution?

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Naomi SleeperDirector, Business Development Imperial Distributors   According to an Acosta study commissioned by FMI, sales of Health, Beauty and Wellness (HBW) total $84 billion annually. Grocery retailers only capture about $15 billion

19Dec, 2016

The Top Trends in Supermarkets for 2017

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Naomi SleeperDirector, Business Development Imperial Distributors   The Top Trends in Supermarkets for 2017 As we approach a new year, we reflect on how supermarkets can adapt to expected trends for 2017. These trends

1Nov, 2016

Giving Thanks to Our Giving Industry

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Naomi SleeperDirector, Business Development Imperial Distributors   Giving Thanks to Our Giving Industry This past month, Imperial team members visited Friendly House, a neighborhood center in Worcester, MA, for our annual United Way Leadership

30Sep, 2016

Broadening the Multicultural Mindset

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Naomi SleeperDirector, Business Development Imperial Distributors   Broadening the Multicultural Mindset   The Griffin Report’s September article on “The Hispanic Marketplace,” discusses the grocery buying patterns of the largest segment of one of today’s