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This is our blog, where we post our ideas and videos, mostly about the retail food industry in Metro New York. We started this blog to communicate with food companies of all types, and people that desire more information about this vitally important industry. The food business touches billions of people every day. We are glad you are here, let’s talk food!

You Gotta Love the Work You Do

By Zak Romanoff Zak@omnifs.com February 14, 2017   You have to love the work you do…   Effectively selling to supermarkets requires keeping your finger on the pulse of what’s happening at store level. This means collecting firsthand knowledge from the...

Finish Strong or Someone Else Will

By Zak Romanoff Zak@omnifs.com December 20, 2017   Well it’s December and everyone is talking about the end of the year, but can we hold on for 1 minute please? I love running in Tough Mudder and Spartan races. They get my adrenaline pumping and I love the...

Zak Romanoff at the K-Food Fair

By Zak Romanoff zak@omnifs.com September 11, 2017 I was honored to be invited by the Korean government, to speak with a group of food exporters, about the vital role Brand Advocates play in launching product lines in the New York Market. The K-Food Fair New York is an...

December Welcomes a New Foodtown Supermarket to NYC

By Rich Anderson rich@omnifs.com December 23, 2019 On December 1st, the Foodtown of Washington Heights celebrated its Grand Opening, with festivities that continued through the weekend. The supermarket is owned by the Abed Family, who also operate two additional...

Don’t Get Left Behind with New FDA Labeling Laws…

By Zak Romanoff zak@omnifs.com November 25, 2016 The food industry is the target of multiple pieces of legislation aimed at bringing reform and a sense of transparency to consumers. There are several laws slated to go into effect in the near future that all food...

America’s Food Basket Makes a Surprising Move

By Zak Romanoff zak@omnifs.com November 9, 2016 While the dust continues to settle in the Metro NY landscape, independent retailers are looking to receive both the lowest prices on goods and the highest levels of service from distributors. America’s Food Basket, also...

Food Bazaar Continues to Climb

By Zak Romanoff zak@omnifs.com November 3, 2016 On Tuesday November 1st, Bogopa / Food Bazaar held a grand opening for its newest location in North Bergen, New Jersey. The former Food Basics location had been closed for approximately 1 year as Bogopa acquired and...

Key Food: The New Powerhouse

By : Zak Romanoff Zak@omnifs.com November 3, 2016   Last Thursday , October 27th the Key Food Vendor Summit was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, New York. Close to 800 people representing the vendor community were gathered. This is the 3rd year of...

3 Things Anyone Can Do To Be Successful!

By : Zak Romanoff Zak@omnifs.com August 21, 2016   One of my first mentors was Jimmy Aiello. Jimmy was drafted and served in the Vietnam war.  When he returned, he began working as a meat cutter in a NY supermarket. Over time, Jimmy worked his way up to become...

Innovate Voluntarily Before You Are Forced to Catch Up

By : Zak Romanoff zak@omnifs.com March 1, 2016   The internet will gradually impact and potentially disrupt every industry in our economy. Today’s leading food companies can choose to be content with what they are or they can look to the future for...
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