2019 Editorial Calendar

Issue

January

February 

March

Close Dates

12/7/18 1/4/19 2/1/19

Features

• Convenience's impact on the perimeter
• Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z

• Perimeter design
• International flavors

• Service vs. self-service
• Premium products

Food Safety

Equipment innovations

Meat & poultry best practices

Tamper-evident packaging

Bakery

• Baked goods with natural sweeteners
• Pastries

• Upscale packaging
• Donuts

• Branded baked goods
• Bagels

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Seasonal merchandising
• Snacking cheeses

• Top trends in deli
• Deli side dishes

• Meal-kits
• Hot entrees

Meat & Poultry

• Most influential dietary callouts
• Marinades, seasonings, breadings

• Bargain bundling
• Chicken

• Heat-and-eat/Ready-to-eat
• Beef

Produce

• Importance of branded items
• Leafy greens

• Organics
• Bananas

• Item rotation
• Berries

Seafood

Sustainably sourced

Salmon

Poke

Bonus Distribution

 

2019 Meat Conference

 

 

Issue

April

May

June

Close Dates

3/1/19 4/5/19 5/5/19

Features

• Health & nutrition
• NAFEM Show 2019 equipment innovations

• Labor
• Online sales, delivery

• Controlling food waste
• Working with local suppliers

Food Safety

Controlling slips and falls

Deli & prepared foods best practices

Staying ahead of inspections

Bakery

• Miniature and single-serve
• Cakes

• Birthday and graduation 101
• Artisan breads

• Decorating trends
• Sweet goods

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Soup and salad bars
• On-the-go packaging

• Smoking meats in-house
• Pizza

• Labor saving equipment
• Specialty Cheese

Meat & Poultry

• 2019 Meat Conference insights
• Value-added

• Seasonal party packaging
• Clean label

• Protein Alternatives
• Sausage

Produce

• Produce butchers
• Tree fruits

• United Fresh preview
• Apples and pears

• Ripening tips
• Avocados

Seafood

Traceability and transparency

Catfish, trout and tilapia

Cod and haddock

Bonus Distribution

 

• IDDBA
• United Fresh

Summer Fancy Food

 

 

Issue

July

August

September

Close Dates

6/7/19 7/5/19 8/2/19

Features

• Cross-merchandising in the perimeter
• Clean label

• Education and suggestive selling
• Packaging innovations

• Consumer education
• Hispanic foods

Food Safety

Equipment cleaning and sanitizing

Produce department best practices

Tips for combatting flu season

Bakery

• Online/delivery
• Dessert cakes

• Equipping the bakery
• Cookies

• Making the bakery and everyday destination
• Holiday pies

Deli & Prepared Foods

• Picnics and tailgating
• Sandwiches

• Capturing the dinner time consumer
• Fried chicken

• Gear-up for holiday catering
• Cheese sampling

Meat & Poultry

• Improving customer service
• Pork

• Self-serve trends
• Bacon

• Labor saving equipment
• Marinades, seasonings, breadings

Produce

• Improving shelf life
• Melons and tropicals

• Back to school merchandising
• Fresh-cut

• PMA preview
• Potatoes and onions

Seafood

Full service merchandising

Tuna, swordfish, snapper

Molluscs

Bonus Distribution

 

IBIE

PMA

Issue

October

November

December

Close Dates

9/6/19 10/4/19 11/1/19

Features

• Organics
• Technology's impact on bottom line

• Regulations, trade policy
• Emerging flavors and cuisines

• Sustainability / corporate responsibility
• Perimeter year-in-review and look ahead

Food Safety

Choosing the right packaging

Seafood department best practices

Employee health and sanitation

Bakery

• Top trends in bakery
• Artisan chocolates

• Boosting impulse sales
• Muffins

• Display case 101
• Brownies

Deli & Prepared Foods

• In-store dining
• Deli meats

• Charcuterie and cheese trays
• Flatbreads

• Ethnic trends to watch for
• Hot side dishes

Meat & Poultry

• Merchandising premium cuts
• Lamb

• Nose-to-tail
• Turkey

• Nutrition labeling
• Value-added

Produce

• Packaged produce
• Specialty fruits and vegetables

• Root-to-stem
• Citrus

• Imported fruits & vegetables
• Peppers

Seafood

Value-added

Flounder, halibut

Crustaceans

Bonus Distribution

 

 

Winter Fancy Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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