Liz Webber

Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
Supermarket News
Gallery: CEO changes at Top 75 companies
The past year has seen shake-ups in leadership at several Top 75 companies.
Rouses emphasizes local seafood at newest store
Rouses Market put a focus on fresh Gulf seafood through social media posts and store ads for a store in Denham Springs, La., that opened this week.
Mariano’s is first grocer to participate in Chicago Restaurant Week
Restaurants at five Mariano’s stores will offer lunch for two for $22 during Chicago Restaurant Week Jan. 30-Feb. 12.
Gallery: Top 75 retailers with the most stores
Alternative formats dominate the list of Top 75 retailers with the most stores, proving their sheer ubiquity remains one of the biggest challenges for traditional supermarkets.
Top regulatory issues for fresh foods in 2015
A host of rules on nutrition, food safety and country-of-origin labels that will be released or take effect this year promises to keep retailers on their toes in 2015.
2 King Kullen perishables executives retire
King Kullen announced the retirement of two long-time perishables executives: Sue Brooks, director of bakery and frozen foods, and Guy Savio, produce and floral coordinator.
House votes to change full-time definition to 40-hour week 2
The House of Representatives today passed a bill to change the definition of a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act to one who works 40 hours per week, rather than 30 hours per week.
Gallery: Stop & Shop adds four local restaurants to Mass. store
A Stop & Shop store in Somerville, Mass., opened outposts of four popular Boston restaurants: Carol Ann’s Bake Shop, Fisherman’s Net, Salsa’s and The Sausage Guy.
On Topic: Menu labels 
How will the FDA’s new menu labeling rule affect the grocery industry?
Produce flash sale site offers deals to retail, foodservice buyers
A new website called Produce Pipeline advertises daily flash sales with discounts of 10% to 20% for retailers, foodservice and wholesalers.
What’s Ahead: Industry experts and SN editors make 2015 predictions 
For our 2015 predictions, we tapped two groups of people who know the industry inside and out: our incomparable IdeaXchange Xperts — from SN’s idea-sharing platform for expert contributors — and our own editors.
Gallery: Were our 2014 food industry predictions right? 1
Experts had some pretty bold ideas about what would happen in 2014. So how’d they do? We pored over our archives to find out, and catalogued the results in this gallery.
Wegmans, Hy-Vee promote cheese plates
To assist customers entertaining over the holidays, retailers are advertising cheeses, cheese kits and cheese boards.
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.
Price Chopper’s new ‘Market 32’ website posts store updates
Price Chopper Supermarkets has launched a website for its new Market 32 banner with updates on the initial three store remodels.
Making the case for in-store tracking
October 23, 2014

The technology may not be there yet, but I think consumers might be more open to in-store tracking if they are using it to interact with the retailer, rather than the retailer...

How social is your business?
October 7, 2014

There is certainly a risk to opening up communication via social media, as some customers will only use those channels to complain or promote negative opinions. However, if...

How not to be one of 'those' stores
October 2, 2014

Cleanliness of stores and the friendliness of its employees are definitely key factors for customers. Beyond convincing senior managers of this, how do you convey its...

Trend spotting: Cold-pressed juices
September 18, 2014

Cold-pressed juices have made their way into the stores in my neighborhood in New York. Customers are also willing to pay a premium for them.

Why today’s supermarkets need to sell food-for-now as well as food-for-later
September 9, 2014

I think some of the smaller retailers have really adapted well to this trend. One example that comes to mind is Dorothy Lane Market in Ohio, which does a good mix of fresh...

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