Liz Webber

Liz
Webber
Senior Digital Manager,
Supermarket News
Articles
Generation gap in the produce department 
FMI’s Power of Produce study shows Millennials have different values and needs in the department.
Produce taking more of the plate at restaurants 
Vegetables are at the center of the plate or a “very strong second” at restaurants today, Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, told United Fresh attendees.
Next 30 years will be tough for retail: H-E-B's Boyan  1
H-E-B president and COO Craig Boyan presented a bleak outlook for retail in the coming decades given current trends in consumer spending power, at the United Fresh show opening breakfast session in Chicago on Tuesday.
Kroger's 50 quarters of positive ID sales visualized 
Kroger's announcement of its first quarter earnings results revealed a remarkable accomplishment: The retailer has had 50 straight quarters of positive non-fuel identical-store sales.
Gallery: Trend-spotting on the IDDBA show floor
Products on the show floor at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake in Houston June 5-7 played off the hottest trends and freshest flavors that consumers are looking for.
CPG partners give Peapod meal kits an edge, exec says 
Peapod meal kits have been very successful in test markets, thanks in part to partnerships with CPG brands, said Peg Merzbacher, VP of regional marketing for the online grocer.
Gallery: Creative confections from IDDBA's Cake Decorating Challenge
Sara Vanderheyden, a cake decorator at a Hy-Vee store in Ames, Iowa, took home the top prize in IDDBA’s 21st annual Cake Decorating Challenge, held at the Dairy-Deli-Bake show in Houston June 5-7.
Gallery: Upgrade your deli or bakery with ideas from IDDBA's Show & Sell
With more than double the space for this year’s Show & Sell Center at Dairy-Deli-Bake, team members had a lot of room to play with creative concepts and stylish merchandising.
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. 1
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.
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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