Jenna Telesca

Content Director,
Supermarket News

Twitter: @jennatelesca

Powerful acquisitions define the Power 50 
The food retail industry has seen some big moves in the consolidation of major operators, so several executives chosen for the 2014 Supermarket News Power 50 are involved in recent or pending M&A.
2014 Power 50: The Trending 10 
The Trending 10 — a subgroup of Power 50 leaders — was chosen by SN editors based on the individual’s increasing influence or potential to have an increasing influence in the food retailing industry.
Family Dollar avoids sale rumors; earnings drop 
During the third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Family Dollar executives did not address activist investor Carl Icahn’s demands to sell the company.
Family Dollar under pressure to sell  3
When Family Dollar Stores announces its third-quarter earnings tomorrow, CEO Howard Levine is expected to have additional pressure from investors to sell the chain.
Fresh Market performs consumer research 
The Fresh Market is doing its own research on consumer preferences, talking to both customers who shop at Fresh Market and those who don’t.
The Big Overlap: Albertsons and Safeway 
Of the 10 key markets, San Diego and the Oxnard-Ventura counties had the greatest overlap for Albertsons and Safeway store marketshare. SN maps out the distribution of retailers in those markets.
Leonard Green, CVC to purchase Advantage Sales  1
Advantage Sales & Marketing will soon be under new ownership. Apax Partners said it would be selling its majority interest to equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners.
Fewer than 2% of retail CEOs are women: FMI Connect speaker 
While the overall retail workforce is split between women and men, women are vastly under-represented in leadership positions, according to research shared at the FMI Connect session “Leveraging Women's Leadership to Unlock the Potential of Your Workforce.”
Attendees support annual FMI conference 
Although some retailers and wholesalers said they thought attendance was a little lighter than they expected at FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014, they were broadly and enthusiastically supportive of the return to an every-year educational conference and trade show, and also appreciated having the event in Chicago again.
Harmons eyes healthy checkout lane expansion 
Harmons is looking at adding more healthy checkout lanes, said Director of Pharmacy Greg Jones, at the Thursday FMI Connect session “Healthy in-store marketing: Innovative approaches to drive healthy purchases.”
Power of Fresh: Local, organic positioned for growth 
In the Wednesday session at FMI Connect, “Power of Fresh: Leveraging shopper trends in meat and produce,” Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics pointed to organic as one of the lasting trends in fresh departments.
Snacking biggest eating occasion: Demeritt 
Fifty percent of all eating occasions are snacks, with the traditional three squares a day composing the rest of eating occasions, said Laurie Demeritt, CEO of the Hartman Group, at an FMI Connect session on Wednesday.
Clinton: Country faces ‘Hard Choices’  1
On the same day her new book "Hard Choices" debuted, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave the keynote address at the FMI Connect and United Fresh general session Tuesday, stressing the difficult choices the country has to make going forward.
United Fresh Show aims to foster cross-industry discussion 
This year’s United Fresh Show will be kicking off in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center June 10 to 13 with a larger trade show floor.
Village reports decrease in earnings in Q3 
Village Super Market, Springfield, N.J., reported net income of $3.2 million for the third quarter, which ended April 26, a 31% decline compared with the third quarter of a year ago.
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...

Merge right: 10 key markets
May 22, 2014

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United will supply eight Texas Albertsons
May 9, 2014

Thanks for pointing this out. We've made the correction.

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