Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy
CDS Consulting Co-op
Mark Mulcahy is a produce consultant and a member of CDS Consulting Co-op.

Author's Articles

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Have you had a good idea that you let percolate for a while, shaping and reshaping it in your mind?

153 March - April - 2011 March 17, 2011

If you are a produce manager, you wear many hats: stocker, scheduler, buyer, counselor, margin manager.

147 March - April - 2010 March 22, 2010

If you are like most produce managers, you are always looking for ways to make the best use of your marketing efforts and increase your daily sales.

116 January - February - 2005 January 21, 2009

What are you in the market for?” Although this common phrase is used in every context from buying a car to a new office machine, it may be a question retailers should be asking their customers.

117 March - April - 2005 January 21, 2009

A few months back, I was giving a seminar about growing sales, and the group talked about the value of a good demo program.

119 July - August - 2005 January 21, 2009

We are all dedicated to serving our communities the best food possible, but I have to wonder if we are doing everything we can.

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

Let’s say you have your labor in line, your margin has been consistent, and your sales have been steady. Now is a good time to review the horizon and set sails for the growth ahead.

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

A few months back, I picked up a copy of Business Week, and the whole magazine was about how to find and keep the next group of stars for your business.

123 March - April - 2006 January 20, 2009

I recently experienced a series of events that got me thinking about where we are and where we are going in our organic produce departments.

125 July - August - 2006 January 20, 2009

A conversation I often have with general managers and produce managers these days concerns how to take their produce to the next level.

126 September - October - 2006 January 20, 2009

In October I had the opportunity to attend Terra Madre, the Slow Food conference in Turin, Italy.

128 January - February - 2007 January 20, 2009

Do you remember those old Western movies where the settlers moving west would have to circle the wagons to better protect themselves from the arrows that seemed to be coming from all directions?

130 May - June - 2007 January 20, 2009

We all know about our nation’s Bill of Rights and its guarantees of individual rights as well as limitations on federal and state governments.

131 July - August - 2007 January 19, 2009

I was standing in a produce department the other day stickering what seemed like thousands of tomatoes with little green stickers. A customer walked up and said, “Why do you do that?

133 November - December - 2007 January 19, 2009

Have you ever said to yourself, “Thank heaven we’ve found someone to fill the position for general manager or produce mansger or deli manager?” They seemed nice enough at the interview.

114 September - October - 2004 October 26, 2004

This time of year for many of us is a celebration of the senses, with the many in-season produce possibilities: sweet, chin-dripping peaches, fresh and rich flavored corn, aromatic melons that take

113 July - August - 2004 August 26, 2004

Have you ever seen one of those silent movies where the hero is on a runaway train and just narrowly misses injury by dumb luck or blissful ignorance of the severity of the situation?

111 March - April - 2004 March 16, 2004

To everything turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn....

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

Recently I had a couple conversations that I found disturbing. The first was with a new young produce manager I have been working with on shrink, margins and ordering.

082 May - June - 1999 January 8, 2004
Reviewing how you spend your day can reveal some simple ways to regain lost minutes or hours.

I'd like to touch on a few area

085 November - December - 1999 January 8, 2004