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5045 W. Baseline Rd.  A105-478
Laveen, AZ 85339

Volume 1 / Issue 1



A collection of articles from around the web providing information and insights in the retail, restaurant, and manufacturing industries.


Consumers can’t get enough of private label.

Some 61.3% of consumers said they would switch to private label if inflation persisted. (Supermarket News)


Grocery ‘shrinkflation’ drives consumers to generic brands.

New research from Morning Consult shows 48% of consumers have switched brands to avoid shrinkflation at the grocery store and 49% made the switch to a generic brand. (Food & Beverage Insider)


“Brand loyalty only goes so far. How far is too far? Well, for almost half of consumers, shrinkflation is too far.”


Why Egg prices have been rising, and when we could see relief.

Average egg prices jumped 49.1% in November compared with those a year earlier — the largest annual percentage increase among all grocery items in that period, according to the consumer price index, a barometer of inflation. (CNBC)


Gen Alpha set to make its mark on food & beverage in 2023

The youngest population, Gen Alpha, is expected to be the most diverse and technologically adept generation yet—and they’re reaching the age of influence. (Food & Beverage Insider)





As we start our 24th year in business, I along with the other managing partners, Len Kaplan and Rob Sherman, would like to sincerely thank all of you for allowing us to provide you service and savings over thas two plus decades.  We are excited for our future and look forward to continuing our partnership.  As always, we find your input, comments and requests to be extremely important and valuable to our continued success.



Please feel free to contact any of the individuals below for additional information on the categories listed above, or for any additional information on potential categories you may need to source.


Jason Heffelfinger


Teresa Yost



Lindsay Bernacchi


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