Consumer Concerns Provide Opportunity

The supermarket industry has tremendous potential to leverage consumers' growing affinity for at-home dining, according to a presentation at the Food Marketing Institute Show last week. Rising food prices and the uncertain economy are driving Americans to cut down on restaurant patronage and instead fire up their own ovens, but food retailers need to do more to help these consumers

LAS VEGAS — The supermarket industry has tremendous potential to leverage consumers' growing affinity for at-home dining, according to a presentation at the Food Marketing Institute Show here last week.

Rising food prices and the uncertain economy are driving Americans to cut down on restaurant patronage and instead fire up their own ovens, but food retailers need to do more to help these consumers find their way in the kitchen, Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive offic

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