Liz Webber

Liz
Webber
Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
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Gallery: 2015 fastest growing subcategories
The following slides show the subcategories that grew the most, with more than 5% increase in dollar sales in the past year, according to IRI.
Gallery: Wedding floral blooms at Roche Bros., United
Retail florists say consumers have gotten over the stigma of purchasing wedding arrangements at supermarkets.
2015 Category Guide: Innovation that excites 
Product innovation is moving the needle in select categories at a time when overall sales in traditional supermarkets remain stagnant
Up, up and away: 2015 fresh food category guide 
The perimeter continues to be a bright spot in the grocery store.
Gallery: Key Food opens first Windsor Farms store
Earlier this month, Key Food Stores Co-operative opened a store in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., under a new banner, Windsor Farms Market.
Retailers report produce sales bump from 'Eat Brighter'
Three retailers using “Eat Brighter” promotional materials with Sesame Street characters in the produce department report that fruit and vegetable sales are higher this year than the same period last year.
Gallery: Earth Fare opens urban-focused store in Atlanta
Earlier this month, Fletcher, N.C.-based organic and natural retailer Earth Fare opened its first Atlanta store in the Emory Point development.
New United bakery director outlines plans for department  1
United Supermarkets’ new bakery director, Gaston Luna, told SN he sees a lot of potential to enhance the department at the retailer’s different banners.
Gallery: Local produce promotions go big
With the continued popularity of all things local, retailers across the country have increased their commitments to local produce.
Uncertainty surrounds egg prices following avian flu outbreak 
Despite the culling of 42.1 million egg-laying hens and young chickens as a result of avian flu, a number of factors make it difficult to determine the impact on retail egg prices this year, experts say.
Gallery: Metro revamps Plus store in Quebec
A Metro Plus store in Levis, Quebec, reopened last week after major updates that the retailer called “the banner’s latest store concept.”
Gallery: Seventh Hornbacher's opens in Minnesota 1
Supervalu-operated Hornbacher’s opened its seventh location in South Moorhead, Minn., on Wednesday.
Gallery: Ideas to steal from IDDBA's Show & Sell
The Show & Sell Center at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake is an opportunity for retailers to learn about new merchandising ideas as well as rethink traditional concepts.
Gallery: Substance and whimsy on the show floor at IDDBA 2015
At this year’s Dairy-Deli-Bake in Atlanta, several products on the show floor hit on hot consumer trends, from added protein to special diets to “clean” labels.
IDDBA Show & Sell takes on Millennials, cross-merchandising 
This year’s Show & Sell Center at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake in Atlanta last month played on the show’s theme of “Growing the Future” with a focus on Millennials while also emphasizing cross-merchandising for the first time.
Comments
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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