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What ‘healthy’ means to Millennials 
Millennials are more interested than ever in healthful eating, but the generation has a unique perspective on what it means to eat well, says Laurie Demeritt, CEO of the Hartman Group.
Kroger keeps Q1 profits up, continues digital development 
Kroger Co. continued its longstanding momentum on identical store sales during its first fiscal quarter while continuing progress on digital programs.
Gallery: Cutting-edge recipes from supermarket chefs
From spicy peanut butter truffles to Korean braised shortribs to fried green tomato biscuits with orange marmelade, supermarket chefs showed off the grocery industry's culinary talent.
Hy-Vee chef wins Supermarket Showdown with creative party platter
Hy-Vee Chef Elizabeth Davis is going to Italy, after winning the grand prize at the Supermarket Chef Showdown at FMI Connect in Chicago.
Retailers seek inspiration at FMI Connect

Retailers came to FMI Connect with many different goals in mind, ranging from learning about technology to finding fresh merchandising ideas to attending education sessions, show attendees told SN.

Retail veterans share diverse career experiences
There are many paths to senior leadership positions in the food retail industry, according to panelists at the Future Leaders @Connect general session on Monday.
Chicago retailers to visit at FMI Connect
For those in Chicago for FMI Connect next week, why not make the most of the visit and learn from the city's food retailers?
Target's earnings, sales grow in Q1 
Target is seeing results from its early efforts to transform its image with shoppers and modernize its product selection.
Gallery: Inside Fresh Thyme's new stores
View pictures from Fresh Thymes' new Midwest stores.
New TargetExpress slated for Northern Virginia  1
Target Co. is continuing the rollout of its small format TargetExpress with a new store set to open just outside of Washington DC in Rosslyn, Va., this October.
Roundy’s posts Q1 loss  3
Roundy’s reported a net earnings loss of $2.3 million for the first quarter ending April 4, 2015. The company had a 1.6% decline in same-store sales, missing its target for the quarter.
Kroger CFO: Jury still out on Ruler discount chain 
Kroger is ultimately looking to either learn from or expand its hard discount chain Ruler Foods, said Michael Schlotman, Kroger SVP and CFO, at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Summit in New York on Tuesday.
Schlotman talks industry consolidation, opportunities for Kroger 

Kroger SVP and CFO Michael Schlotman pointed to challenges for large retailers engaged in a merger during a panel at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Summit in New York on Tuesday.

Natural Grocers to test loyal program, grab-and-go offerings 
As part of its rebranding program, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will soon start testing its new loyalty program —{N}power — and plans to roll out the program shortly after, said Kemper Isely, chairman and copresident, during a call with analysts.
Schnucks lays off 52 at headquarters 
Schnuck Markets eliminated 52 positions at its headquarters on Wednesday, the company told SN in a prepared statement.
Hornbacher’s, Bruggeman’s to purchase 2 Super One stores
June 25, 2015

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Delhaize grows sales in Q1 as inflation slows
April 29, 2015

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Global Format Innovation: What does the future look like?
September 26, 2014

I like the phrasing "experiental retailing." I think it's interesting how modern retailers are looking to old methods to give customers a better experience in the store such...

The power of 'Wow!'
September 10, 2014

Great point that grocers should put on their consumer hats to find that wow factor.

It also sounds like food retailers should ignore conventional wisdom about the...

How good is your produce — really?
August 24, 2014

Interesting point! I think this mindset could be applied to all the perimeter departments. Many retailers see the meat department or bakery department as standouts, but...

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