Chat with Pamela Riemenschneider - easy for me to say

10/05/2010 01:38:16 PM
Tom Karst

Tom: wow... with cutlines?
10:53 a.m. That will be valuable.

Pamela:
Not exactly cutlines, but every photo will be tagged according to the content in it.
Tomatoes, island displays, fresh-cut fruit, etc.
We have tens of thousands of photos so I've had quite a few late nights working on it.

10:55 a.m. Tom: That's a big effort. That and following the success of the University of Texas football program must keep you busy. Ha ha. Austin must be kind of dragging with UTs back to back losses...

 I'm very much a fair weather fan. I can at least be happy that my alma mater is undefeated. M-I-Z, Z-O-U!

10:57 a.m. Tom: As is mine. We digress, any other thoughts about the magazine or new wrinkles today? How can readers reach you if they need to?

11:02 a.m. Pamela: This has been a gradual process of transformation. We started with the new look and the new research focus. Then we introduced the price check feature, which is a look at retailer prices for selected items. This month's Price Check features sweet potato prices from across the country. And now we launched floral and we're reintroducing the merchandising galleries in an easier-to-use format. What's next? How about the 10-Minute Merchandiser series as training videos. I have lots more up my sleeves and I've only been at it six months.

11:03 a.m. Tom: Very cool. Thanks for the update and we'll keep watching the transformation. See you in Orlando!

Pamela: See ya, Tom!


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