Liz Webber

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Costco introduces scratch-made bread
Costco is transitioning away from par-baked breads in the bakery in favor of scratch breads, according to the retailer.
Smart & Final revitalizes Sun Harvest brand as sustainable PL line
Smart & Final has made a big addition to its natural, organic and sustainable offerings with a rebrand of its Sun Harvest private label.
Gallery: Hy-Vee’s 2015 Cake Designer Challenge
Eighteen Hy-Vee cake designers competed in the retailer’s ninth annual contest, which took place in West Des Moines, Iowa, on April 11.
Retailers segregate organic in produce departments 
As organic produce grows in popularity with a broad spectrum of consumers, many retailers have found segregating those items into a separate section within the department to be the most successful merchandising strategy.
Gallery: Brothers Marketplace's award-winning branding
Roche Bros. recently won a 2014 International Visual Identity Award for its Brothers Marketplace banner.
Gallery: Innovative products at the Seafood Expo
How do we get consumers to eat more seafood? Exhibitors at the 2015 Seafood Expo North America in Boston this month showcased plenty of ideas with products focused on convenience, flavor and new concepts.
Study: Meat department losing Millennials  3
Trends in meat purchases and tastes, particularly among Millennials, should make retailers worry, according to results of the 2015 Power of Meat study.
Stew's, Roche Bros. promote seasonal bakery items
Retailers large and small have used Facebook to call out limited time bakery items celebrating holidays and springtime.
Kings revamps salad bar at N.J. store
A recently renovated Kings Food Markets store in Morristown, N.J., features an upscale salad bar concept called Salad Mixology.
Gallery: New exhibit hall format excites Meat Conference
For the first time, this year’s Meat Conference included a sizeable exhibit hall where producers, manufacturers and related companies could show off their products.
Hy-Vee promotes new muffins, cookies 1
Hy-Vee has been using social media to highlight new offerings in the bakery, including bigger muffins and crispy cookies.
Audio slideshow: Breaking down the 2015 Center Store Survey
SN’s annual Center Store Survey provides a look into this year’s consumer trends and market forces affecting the category. Here, Center Store Editor Carol Angrisani discusses some of the exclusive findings and provides tips for retailers.
Brown’s Super Stores stocks live fish 1
While many stores have a lobster tank in the seafood department, Brown’s Super Stores takes it a step further with live fish at a store in Philadelphia.
Chart: Retail pork sales slumped in 2014
Although some retailers have reported strong pork sales, overall the category has not fared as well as other proteins in the past year.
Gallery: Nugget opens new Fork Lift concept
Nugget Markets launched a new brand called Fork Lift by Nugget Markets that aims to offer warehouse prices while still providing the same customer service and high-quality, healthy products the retailer is known for.
Price Chopper reveals Market 32 facade
April 9, 2015

The chain has actually only been known as Price Chopper since the 1970s. Originally, it was called Public Service Market and then Central Market.

Study: Meat department losing Millennials
March 11, 2015

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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...

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