Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager,
Supermarket News
Publix offers benefits to same-sex couples 
Publix Super Markets began extending health benefits to same-sex couples on Jan. 1, even in operating areas that ban gay marriage.
United, Walmart profit from gift card exchanges 
Food retailers are profiting from gift card exchange programs whereby shoppers can trade in unwanted department store and restaurant gift cards for credit equaling a percentage of their value at places like United Supermarkets and Walmart.
Walgreens shareholders approve Alliance Boots deal 
Walgreens shareholders overwhelmingly approved proposals related to its acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH that it doesn’t presently own, Monday.
Hy-Vee improves food access with free shuttle 
A Hy-Vee store in Ottumwa, Iowa, is improving food access in two counties by providing free shuttle transportation to shoppers who live up to 40 miles away.
Piggly Wiggly tops Lowes in click-and-collect comparison 
Brand View compares 20-SKU click-and-collect baskets at a Piggly Wiggly in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and a Lowes Foods store in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
SN 2015 Prediction: Category buyers think like Millennials in their quest for obscure foods 

As Millennial consumers bypass traditional supermarkets for local purveyors of specialty foods in 2015, more food retailers will adopt inventive ways to scout out — and ultimately source — these small-batch and locally produced goods for their stores.

Associations, consumer groups weigh in on GMO bill 
Snack Food Association president and CEO Tom Dempsey urged Congress Wednesday to approve the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would prevent individual states from mandating GMO labeling.
Gallery: Delhaize America wins SN’s 2014 Community Service Award
Here are Food Lion Feeds and Hannaford's Healthy Living Center in pictures.
ShopRite dominates click-and-collect comparison with A&P  1
A 20-SKU basket shopped for online via the click-and-collect service at ShopRite of New Rochelle, N.Y., and A&P of Bronxville, N.Y., revealed substantially lower prices at ShopRite.
A Fighting Chance: SN Community Service Award 2014 
Delhaize America is improving the communities it serves with programs like Food Lion Feeds and Hannaford’s Healthy Living Center.
Regional Report: Tennessee retailers eager to put wine initiative on more ballots 
Supermarkets operating in the 78 Tennessee communities that approved the Wine in Grocery Stores initiative on Election Day plan to gather more signatures so that the measure can be presented to voters in additional operating areas, they told SN.
Value Seekers: Consumers surveyed about store brands 
Consumers ages 25 to 45 are value-driven, open to store brands and often make purchase decisions at the shelf, according to a new survey.
Industry stakeholders react to election results  1
Industry members were mostly pleased with the outcome of Tuesday's mid-term election which resulted in Republicans taking control of the Senate, defeats of GMO labeling measures in Colorado and Oregon, and passage of a Wine in Grocery Stores initiative in 78 Tennessee municipalities.
Gallery: New Grace’s Marketplace opens in Manhattan
Grace’s Marketplace opened its newest location Tuesday on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Is Supervalu on course?  4
Supervalu is seeing progress under Sam Duncan’s leadership, but the company still faces challenges.
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