Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager,
Supermarket News
Walmart, Target neck and neck in SN Price Check  4
Walmart and Target had the least expensive baskets, respectively, in SN Price Check surveys conducted the weeks of Dec. 30, and Jan. 13, at a Walmart, Target, Vons and Ralphs in Los Angeles.
H-E-B to launch contest with Super Bowl spot 
H-E-B will kick off its Texas Best contest, to find unique grocery items from local suppliers, with a Super Bowl commercial starring former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, according to reports.
Wegmans targets celiacs with money-saving tips  1
Wegmans Food Markets is helping celiac sufferers — who eat a gluten-free diet to treat their disease — better manage their grocery budgets.
Pharmacists conduct flu, strep tests  2
Eighty Midwest pharmacies are taking part in a study aimed at improving patient outcomes by having specially trained pharmacists conduct free flu and strep throat tests, and in some cases fill matching prescriptions under a collaborative practice agreement with physicians.
Pharmacies let their labels do the talking 
Big Y Pharmacies in Longmeadow, Mass., and Rocky Hill, Conn., are among those adding large print and electronic “talking” labels to medications for the visually impaired.
Stater Bros. debuts health and wellness line 
Stater Bros. is the latest food retailer to distribute the Wholesome Goodness line which emphasizes whole grains, fiber, essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, while minimizing or eliminating sugar, sodium and fat.
Wegmans debuts laundry, dishwasher packs 
Wegmans has added single-dose laundry detergent and dishwashing packs to its store brand lineup.
Gallery: Specialties abound at Straub’s Market
Straub’s Market, with four gourmet stores in St. Louis, scouts out unique finds at the Specialty Food Association’s annual Fancy Food shows and sources from local artisans who also produce some of its store brands.
Maine Grocers Assoc. Opposes GMO Law  1
The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, which advocates a federal response to GMOs, opposes a new state law that would mandate GM labeling after five other states take the lead. Connecticut passed a similar law last year.
Supermarkets Raise Glass to Unique Beer, Wine 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Food retailers are helping partygoers ring in 2014 with festive brews and bubblies.
Wegmans: Store-Brand Almond Butter Most Popular 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Organic Almond butter has emerged as the most popular nut butter in a new line that also includes Cashew and Tahini butters, said Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans, in a Fresh Stories blog post.
Hy-Vee Hosts Surprise Facebook Promotions 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas promotion via Facebook.
2014 Prediction #5: Hospitals Team With Retail Dietitians  2
As hospitals and physician groups join Accountable Care Organizations whereby financial incentives are earned for keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital, health care providers are beginning to refer patients to supermarket dietitians.
2014 Prediction #6: Consumers Forgo Functional for Nutrient Dense 
Ginger beer, nori sheets and pu-erh tea are a few of the inherently nutritious foods and drinks that will benefit from consumers’ predilection for easy to consume pick-me-ups in 2014.
2013 Another Transformative Year for Many Food Retailers 
Merger-and-acquisition activity and changes in leadership provided some of the biggest supermarket industry stories in 2013, but GMOs, health and wellness, food safety and Cronuts also provided many headlines.
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