Jason Newell, Byerly’s St. Louis Park wines and spirits manager
Thursday, December 20, 2012
It’s my favorite time of year. The world becomes a feast for the senses: neighborhoods sparkling with thousands of twinkly lights, holiday music (however corny) , the soft fuzzy feel of jackets and sweaters, sweet and rich flavors of holiday foods and of course, the comforting smells of the season.
Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I know when I think of Christmas and the traditions of my family, Christmas cookies are one of the first things on my mind.
So many delicious choices! Our bakeries definitely have you covered if you’re a bit short on time this year and need some baking help. Or just do what I do - spend your baking time on cookies that hold the most memories and traditions and purchase the rest to round out the variety!
by Bill Belkin, wine and spirits category manager
Monday, December 17, 2012
Who wants Four Calling Birds anyway?
For this year’s 12 days of Christmas, how about some great gift ideas that will have you and the recipients smiling all year round? Sure, stores will sell tons of Bailey’s and Crown Royal these next few weeks, but let’s add in a little creativity.
Get that host or hostess exactly what they like. Zero in on your boss’ favorite single malt Scotch. And that nosy neighbor? You know the ones. They always seem to know just what’s going on inside your home… well we’ve got something for them, too!
by Colin Lyons, produce buyer
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The holiday season for a produce buyer can be the most exciting and trying time of the year. The pomegranates are bright red; clementines are sweet and juicy; pears are soft and succulent. I am not only amazed by the varieties and flavors available during the holidays, but the sheer volume that we all consume is dizzying. Any why shouldn’t we? In a holiday season full of high fat, salt and sugar, filling up on healthy fruits and vegetables is something that we should strive for.
Janice Cox, registered dietitian at Byerly's Ridgedale
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The holidays are filled with friends, family and a lot of celebrating. Between large meals and numerous parties, keeping to a commitment of healthy eating can be difficult.
In September, we launched the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System at our 22 stores. Under the NuVal System, foods are graded on a scale between 1 and 100; the higher the score, the higher the nutrition. We have more than 15,000 products with NuVal scores, which can be found on the shelf tag next to the price.