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Supermarket News
Hy-Vee teases new cupcakes on social media
To build anticipation for its new line of gourmet cupcakes that debuted today, Hy-Vee posted photos on social media earlier this week asking customers to guess the flavors.
Kroger banners host cookie ‘happy hour’
Kroger Co. banners will be sampling mini cookies at a bakery happy hour for a limited time, the retailer announced on social media.
On Topic: Local produce 
What are some of the challenges around customers’ increasing desire for local produce?
Northgate Gonzalez promotes healthy BTS ideas
Through in-store events and meal suggestions themed around its Viva La Salud wellness program, Northgate Gonzalez Market has been helping parents make back to school season a little healthier this month.
Gallery: Getting to the Hart of local
Hart’s Local Grocers, located in Rochester, N.Y., aims to stock as many local products as it can.
Hart’s brings local food to downtown Rochester, N.Y. 
Local food may be all the rage these days, but Hart’s Local Grocers in Rochester, N.Y., is taking the trend to the next level.
WinCo tests organic produce section
WinCo Foods is testing an organic produce section at a few of its stores, according to comments on Facebook.
2014 SN Category Guide: The new normal 
A newfound optimism has blended with lessons learned from the recession to inform a value-based shopping strategy and the occasional, conservative splurge.
Full speed ahead in fresh foods 
Although it was another strong year for the perimeter, retailers need to be in tune with customer trends and tastes to keep increasing fresh sales.
Gallery: Throwback Thursday photos from Hy-Vee, Giant and more 3
SN asked retailers to take a trip down memory lane with retro photos of their stores. Click through the gallery to reminisce with Lunds & Byerly’s, Meijer, Roche Bros. and more.
Gallery: Suppliers/Sales Agency of the Power 50
SN's continuing coverage of the 50 people defining the food retailing industry today.
Fresh & Easy croissant-pretzel a hit with customers
The food hybrid craze is not slowing down, if the success of Fresh & Easy’s croissant-pretzel is any indication.
Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Power 50
Do you think you know the executives and companies on this year’s Power 50 list? Take the quiz and find out!
Ed Crenshaw, Publix Super Markets 
Ed Crenshaw, CEO of Publix Super Markets, is No. 4 in both The Trending Ten and Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Steven Spinner, United Natural Foods Inc. 
Steve Spinner, president and CEO of United Natural Foods Inc., is ranked No. 6 among Wholesalers in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Why retail marketers should be leading the way
August 25, 2014

Some great points, Simon. Retailers are still working on this too, but I think the next phase of marketing will be figuring out the best way to capitalize on the in-store...

Thirsty for change: Turning shrink into traffic
August 24, 2014

What a great idea! Where do you put the water bar in the store? Is it near the entrance or next to the deli?

The social 75: Walmart dominates Facebook, Whole Foods wins Twitter
January 17, 2014

Thanks for the tip, Jay. That's interesting that Trader Joe's would choose LinkedIn over Facebook or Twitter.

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