2020 Editorial Calendar

Issue

January

February 

March

Close Dates

12/6/19 1/3/20 1/31/20

Features

• Gen Z in the Perimeter
• Seasonal Displays and Promotions

• Choosing the Right Meal Kit Path
• Instore Product Transparency Programs

• Private Brands vs. Branded
• Cause Marketing

Food Safety

Meat and Poultry Best Practices

Bakery Best Practices

Equipment Innovations

Bakery

• Boosting Impulse Sales
• Sampling

• Mini-sized
• Sourdough Breads

• Pretzels
• Top Trends Muffins

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Charcuterie
• Top Trends with Cheese

• Soup Programs
• Modernization of Asian Cuisine

• Regional Trends
• Burger Stations

Meat & Poultry

• Case-ready Variety Meats
• Natural

• Packaging Trends
• Grass-fed

• Free-from
• Grilling Season Merchandising

Produce

• Fresh Juicing/Juice Bars
• Organics

• Snack-sized Products
• Berries

• Item Rotation
• Greenhouse Vegetables

Seafood

Salmon

Sustainably Sourced

Poke

Bonus Distribution

IPPE

• ASB
• 2020 Annual Meat Conference

International Artisan Bakery Expo

 

Issue

April

May

June

Close Dates

2/28/20 4/3/20 5/1/20

Features

• Food Loss Prevention
• The Packaging Conundrum

• Technology's Role in Food Safety
• Sustainability Strategies

• Winning the Demand for Personalization
• Experiential Perimeter Design

Food Safety

Seafood Best Practices

Choosing the Right Packaging

Employee Health and Sanitation

Bakery

• Gear up for National Donut Day
• Branded Baked Goods

• Cakes
• Artisan Breads

• Decorating trends
• Sweet goods

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Fresh Popcorn Programs
• Meal Delivery packaging

• Charcuterie
• Snacking Cheese

• Crackers and Flatbread
• Sandwich Programs

Meat & Poultry

• Organic
• Meat Conference insights

• Plant-based Innovations
• Brand Partnerships

• Flavored and Seasoned
• Chicken

Produce

• Tree Fruits
• Branded Items

• United Fresh preview
• Apples and pears

• Avocados
• Improving Shelf Life

Seafood

Traceability and transparency

Catfish, trout and tilapia

Cod and haddock

Bonus Distribution

Atlantic Bakery Expo

• IDDBA
• Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar
• United Fresh

IFT

 

 

Issue

July

August

September

Close Dates

6/5/20 7/3/20 7/31/20

Features

• Boomers/Gen X in the Perimeter
• The New "Healthy" Consumer

• Plant-based in the Perimeter
• Snacking

• Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility
• Clean-label

Food Safety

Tamper-evident Packaginge

Produce Best Practices

Staying Ahead of Inspections

Bakery

• Donut Merchandising
• Top Trends with Cookies

• Holiday Pies
• Pastries

• Gluten-free
• Bagels

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Capturing the Dinner Time Consumer
• Fried Chicken

• Holiday Catering
• Cheese Sampling

• Instore Dining
• Deli Meats

Meat & Poultry

• Heat-and-eat
• Beef

• Clean Label
• Sous Vide

• Pork
• Labor-saving Equipment

Produce

• Organics
• Melons and Tropicals

• Back to School Merchandising
• Fresh-cut

• PMA preview
• Potatoes and onions

Seafood

Full Service Merchandising

Sustainably Sourced

Mollusks

Bonus Distribution

 

 

PMA

Issue

October

November

December

Close Dates

9/4/20 10/2/20 10/30/20

Features

• Redefining Convenience
• Controlling Food Waste

• Power of Limited Time Offers
• Labor

• Emerging Flavors and Cuisines
• Premium Products

Food Safety

Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing

Deli and Prepared Foods Best Practices

Tips for Combating Flu Season

Bakery

• Decorated Donuts
• Top Bakery Trends

• Organic/All-natural
• Naan Bread

• Display case 101
• Brownies

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Hot Side Dishes
• Holiday Cheese Trays

• Deli Salads
• Hot Entrees

• Smoking Meats
• Pizza

Meat & Poultry

• Merchandising Premium Cuts
• Bacon

• Plant-based
• Turkey

• Nutrition Labeling
• Value-added

Produce

• Packaged Produce
• Specialty Fruits and Vegetables

• Citrus
• Department Design

• Imported Fruits & Vegetables
• Peppers

Seafood

Value-added

Flounder, halibut

Crustaceans

Bonus Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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