Liz Webber

Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
Supermarket News
Millennials leave primary channel to shop deli, bakery 
Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in a session at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver.
Gallery: Behind the scenes at Urban Organics
Lund Food Holdings recently began selling organic greens and tilapia produced by Urban Organics, whose facility combines hydroponics and aquaculture in St. Paul, Minn.
Gallery: IDDBA takes the cake
Publix Super Markets cake decorator Sarah Watts won IDDBA’s 19th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge at last week’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver.
Winn-Dixie, Bashas’ give away treats for Donut Day
Today is National Donut Day, and many retailers have chosen to celebrate by giving away doughnuts in stores.
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 1
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.
Why retail marketers should be leading the way
August 25, 2014

Some great points, Simon. Retailers are still working on this too, but I think the next phase of marketing will be figuring out the best way to capitalize on the in-store...

Thirsty for change: Turning shrink into traffic
August 24, 2014

What a great idea! Where do you put the water bar in the store? Is it near the entrance or next to the deli?

The social 75: Walmart dominates Facebook, Whole Foods wins Twitter
January 17, 2014

Thanks for the tip, Jay. That's interesting that Trader Joe's would choose LinkedIn over Facebook or Twitter.


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