The Food Journal and Food, Nutrition & Science

An alliance between The Lempert Report and The Center for Food Integrity



Shoppers and Trends

September 28, 2008

What started three years ago on the S3 Concept Show Floor has evolved into a new weekly podcast on N.G.A.’s website. Since May 2008, NGATV has had over 3,000 individual unique visitors and hits.
NGATV provides insight and analysis on issues that affect N.G.A. members. NGATV is taped weekly and archived on the N.G.A. website at - available for viewing at any time. NGATV provides a vehicle to more thoroughly explore the pressing issues and advance, when warranted, N.G.A.’s point of view. NGATV provides an efficient means of tapping into the power of the Internet to distribute this content to our members in a timely and efficient fashion.
Country of Origin Labeling – 4 Part Series
NGATV has included four comprehensive segments on becoming compliant with COOL regulations for meat and produce and has also dedicated a section of our website where these podcasts can be viewed and members can download collateral COOL information.
The Lempert Report
The Lempert Report is a five minute video trend report that discusses food trends, issues, and analyzes major news stories by the Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert. A new episode is available on each Thursday.
5 New Food Products in 5 Minutes
With over 50,000 products in the average supermarket, people don't have the time, or the money, to test every product on the shelves and with 15,000 new products every year consumers need to know what's out there! So Phil Lempert the Supermarket Guru does the testing and the tasting for you.  New episodes are uploaded every Wednesday along with a complete transcript, ratings and contact information for each product.
Below are examples of the issues NGATV has covered that have an impact on our members and your consumers.
· Disaster Preparedness
· Energy Star
· Minimum Wage
· Child Labor Laws
· Food Labeling
· Drive Produce Sales!
     · NGATV – 2008 Independent Grocers Survey
· N.G.A./ Consumer Panel Survey
· 2009 N.G.A. Annual Convention and Supermarket Synergy Showcase (S3)
· Women Grocers of America (WGA)