Liz Webber

Senior Digital Manager,
Supermarket News
Retail prepared foods increase service, decrease SKUs: FMI study 
As supermarket prepared food departments have become more robust, they have added more trained staff and extra amenities while decreasing the number of offerings, according to the results of a new FMI study.
Tops Markets keeps deli equipment up-to-date 
As the deli grows in importance as a destination for pre-cooked meals and convenient meal ingredients, some retailers are making equipment updates to better serve customer needs and make the department run more smoothly.
Gallery: Whole Foods' 2016 food predictions 1
Product experts at Whole Foods Market have put together a list of 10 food trends they expect to be hot in 2016.
Gallery: The biggest news of 2015, according to you 1
2015 was certainly an eventful year, full of mergers, bankruptcies and surprise executive changes.
Chicken Council responds to consumer misperceptions with digital campaign 
To combat pervasive misconceptions about the industry, NCC has launched a website called Chicken Check In.
Gallery: What is one thing you would do in your department to increase produce sales? 
These opinions come from a session at PMA’s Fresh Summit show in Atlanta that took place Oct. 23-25, 2015.
Disruptors 2015: Food Safety Modernization Act 
More than five years after President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law in January 2011, the largest food companies will finally start having to comply with some of the most significant rules in fall 2016.
Disruptors 2015: Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms 
While providing local, greenhouse-grown produce on a commercial scale year-round is itself a departure from the way supermarkets have traditionally sourced produce, what really sets BrightFarms apart is its business model.
Disruptors 2015: Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle 
Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s chief creative and development officer, knows exactly what makes his company special.
Disruptors 2015: Tom Weiland, AmazonFresh 
For AmazonFresh VP Tom Weiland, the online grocery service is about filling a need for consumers.
Gallery: Save Mart unveils new store logo at remodeled Calif. store 
Save Mart Supermarkets remodeled a store in Porterville, Calif., that highlights the chain’s roots in the Central Valley with in-store signage and a new store logo.
Balls sees 'win-win' with SNAP produce pilot 
A pilot program at Balls Food Stores that rewards SNAP recipients for spending their benefits on local produce has been a “win-win” for customers, farmers and the retailer
Meijer talks turkey with help from National Turkey Federation 
In preparation for Thanksgiving and beyond, Meijer held a Twitter chat on Nov. 16 to talk to customers about turkey preparation.
Produce managers say more training needed  5
During a panel discussion of produce managers at PMA’s Fresh Summit, a common theme emerged: Retailers aren’t providing enough training for clerks and managers in order for them to be successful at their jobs.
Gallery: Focus on food at Atlanta Costco
The layout of Costco’s store in Atlanta is one of the “most modern” for the retailer, according to produce buyer Frank Padilla.
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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