Liz Webber

Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
Supermarket News
Urban Organics takes aquaponics to Lunds & Bylerly's 
Year-round locally grown produce is coming to the Twin Cities, thanks to a new venture called Urban Organics.
Gallery: Roche Bros. opens Brothers Marketplace
Roche Bros. opened the first store in a new banner, Brothers Marketplace, in Weston, Mass., on May 18. Dubbed a “next generation community market,” the store hopes to take advantage of consumers’ growing interest in where their food comes from.
Sobeys, Fresh & Easy market specialty burgers
Several retailers have used social media to promote more sophisticated burgers, whether value-added options sold in stores or recipes for consumers to try at home.
Gallery: Home cooks compete at Harmons
Three customers each prepared a course for 50 people in the finale of Harmons’ Sliced home cook competition, which took place at a store in Salt Lake City on May 10.
Taking customers beyond celery and carrots 
Despite an abundance of options in the produce department, many consumers return to the same fruits and vegetables, according to D&W Fresh Market’s Living Well lifestyle expert, Margaux Drake.
Charts: Butter vs. margarine in America
In 2005, per capita butter consumption surpassed per capita margarine consumption for the first time since 1957. However, IRI’s volume sales at retail show a different picture.
Hy-Vee scores high, Roundy’s dead last in new Greenpeace seafood rankings
Hy-Vee ranked fifth in its first appearance in Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans: 2014 Rankings of Seafood Sustainability in U.S. Supermarkets.
Map: Locations of Rainbow stores changing ownership
SN maps the locations of 18 Rainbow Foods stores Roundy's plans to sell to Supervalu and independent retailers.
Map: Extended services at supermarket pharmacies
Across the country, retailers have begun offering services such as mail-order prescriptions, in-store clinics and extra assistance for non-English speakers and the visually and hearing impaired.
Kroger video series highlights seafood sustainability (with video)
In a series of videos, Kroger Co. has detailed its sustainability initiatives for fresh, frozen and canned seafood.
Raising the bar in the supermarket deli 
Retailers reimagine olive bars for wings, grains and ethnic foods.
Brookshire’s heightens Fresh in prepared foods 
While Fresh by Brookshire’s — a concept store from Brookshire Grocery Co. — puts special care into all fresh departments, prepared foods really make a splash.
Gallery: Fresh by Brookshire’s prepared foods
From freshly prepared tacos and sandwiches to a grab-and-go wall and seasonal grill, prepared foods are a standout at Fresh by Brookshire’s.
Gallery: Creative bars in the deli
Forget olive bars — retailers have found new ways to employ the bar concept with grains, wings and ethnic foods. The self-serve set-up offers value and convenience to the customer while allowing deli departments to experiment with new dishes and flavors.
Merchandising cookies out of the box 
Retailers with strong cookie sales entice customers with inventive flavors, package size options and creative display placements.
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