Liz Webber

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Kroger upgrades deli cheese packaging to improve worker safety 
Customers probably won’t notice a recent change to Kroger’s deli case, but employees stand to benefit in a big way.
SpartanNash announces 'Open Acres' fresh PL 
To cater to consumer demand and keep up with competitors, SpartanNash has introduced a private brand called Open Acres that will be used across fresh departments.
Gallery: Publix opens in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Publix currently has 18 stores in its Charlotte, N.C., division with another 20 slated to open in 2016, 2017 and beyond.
Gallery: Before and after at Target's updated L.A. stores
With an eye on improving the customer experience — and boosting sales — Target has been making enhancements across departments at 25 stores in the L.A. area.
Hannaford joins Robinson Fresh 'Misfits' produce program
Delhaize America’s Hannaford banner is piloting an “ugly” produce program at its 14 stores in the Albany, N.Y, region, the retailer announced.
United Fresh Show is retailer ready 
Supermarket News recently spoke to United Fresh CEO Tom Stenzel about the show’s new retail-focused education sessions, a new partner and the importance of retail produce managers.
Converted Harveys caters to community in meat department 
When Southeastern Grocers converted a Winn-Dixie location into a Harveys earlier this month, one of the areas to get an update was the meat department.
Chobani partners with Target, ShopRite on in-store outlets 
Yogurt maker Chobani has moved out of the dairy case with new yogurt bars in individual Target and ShopRite stores.
Retailers respond to meat deflation 
With consumer protein prices trending downward since last year, some retailers have made adjustments in strategy in the meat department.
Perimeter refresh: Fresh Foods Survey shows consumers drive upgrades  1
By updating perishables departments to suit evolving consumer tastes, the food retail industry has found the key to sales growth in the perimeter, according to SN’s annual survey.
Not just Millennials feeling fresh, SN survey shows 
Gen Yers aren’t the only ones impacting the evolution of perishable departments.
Opportunities abound in prepared foods 
The importance of deli and prepared foods has skyrocketed in the past few years, particularly as retailers seek to cater to Millennials who may lack the time and the skills to put a home-cooked meal on the table every night.
Gallery: Harmons opens foodie-focused new store
The newest Harmons store includes a cooking school, chef-prepared foods, a gelato bar and other expansive perishables departments.
'Ugly' produce brings attractive sales to retailers  1
A global trend in marketing “ugly” produce as a way to reduce food waste has U.S. retailers like Giant Eagle, Associated Food Stores and Whole Foods reconsidering the less-than-perfect retail rejects.
Retailers: Be wary of switching to natural, organic meat too quickly 
Sales of natural and organic meat are growing at astronomical rates. However, that doesn’t mean supermarkets should stop selling conventional meat.
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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