Jenna Telesca

2015 CEO Outlook: Not taking fuel boost for granted  1

While the decrease in gas prices should be a boon for consumers in 2015, supermarket CEOs for the most part aren’t taking any chances.

Gallery: Top wholesalers of 2015
SN compiles a list of the top wholesalers for 2015.
Gallery: 2015 top alternative formats 2
Which alternative formats bring in the most sales? This list of top performing alternative formats is part of SN's Top 75 list of U.S. and Canadian retailers with the most food sales.
Save-A-Lot tests culture-specific prototypes 
Supervalu is trying out customized Save-A-Lot stores that cater to local customer demographics.
All Supervalu segments see sales growth  1
Supervalu brought in $4.2 billion in Q3 sales, a 4.8% increase from the same quarter last year. Net earnings were $79 million, and net earnings from continuing operations were $12 million.
Gallery: Store tour of an Oakland Safeway
This Safeway located in Oakland, Calif.'s Rockridge neighborhood emphasizes local products and store brands.
Gallery: Festival Foods' new Mount Pleasant store
Festival Foods opened a 71,000-square-foot store earlier this month in Mount Pleasant, Wis., in a space that had been formerly occupied by a Sentry.
Year in Review: Wellness, digital mark 2014 grocery 
It was a year when organics went mainstream, Market Basket went viral, Whole Foods went bargain, and more attention went toward Internet grocery shopping since Webvan’s IPO.
Festival Foods plans urban format store 

Festival Foods takes a measured approach to expansion.

Kroger grows profits, market share in Q3 
The Kroger Co. sales machine continued cranking out results through the third quarter with a 21% increase in profit compared with the same period last year.
Gallery: Inside Schnucks' Farmington, Mo., store
Schnuck Markets opened a new 61,000-square-foot location in Farmington, Mo. late November.
Walmart, Target report strong online Thanksgiving sales 
Big box retailers Walmart and Target reported strong sales from Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
D&W leads comps at SpartanNash banners 
D&W Fresh Market continues to lead SpartanNash banners for comparable store sales.
Roundy’s reports Q3 loss, comps down 

Cautious consumers in Wisconsin and new competition impacted same store sales for Roundy’s Inc. in the third quarter, according to company officials. Roundy’s operates banners Pick’n Save, Copps, and Metro Market in Wisconsin, and Mariano’s in Illinois

Pantone highlights key colors for florists 
Color trends inform trends in supermarket floral departments, but sometimes plants can inform color trends.
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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