Liz Webber

Liz
Webber
Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
Supermarket News
Articles
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.
SN webinar: Consumers drive innovation in deli, prepared foods 
Retailers can increase sales in deli and prepared foods by focusing on the trends and innovations consumers are looking for, according to panelists in Supermarket News’ webinar “Fresh Insights: Surveying the Deli Landscape.”
Working to avoid allergen-related recalls 
Despite — or perhaps because of — awareness of allergen-related recalls, the issue remains a problem for the food industry, and some are looking for new solutions to help retailers.
Retailers can do more to boost natural, organic meat 
Natural and organic meat shoppers represent a small but growing segment of consumers, and retailers need to do more to educate customers and make sure products are available to those who want them, according to research presented at the Annual Meat Conference in Atlanta last month.
Photo gallery: Kings revamps Midland Park store 1
Kings Food Market celebrated the grand reopening of its Midland Park, N.J. store Feb. 28-March 2 after updating existing departments and adding new features.
Gallery: Six scenes from the 2014 Meat Conference
At the 2014 Meat Conference in Atlanta Feb. 16-18, suppliers showed off their latest offerings at the product tasting reception and technology solutions exhibit.
A cut above: Meat shoppers go to extremes 
While some consumers are switching to less expensive meats, others are drawn to restaurant-worthy cuts.
Foragers delivers on healthy meals 
Time-crunched New Yorkers “don’t cook, period,” according to Anna Castellani, co-owner of Foragers City Grocer, a two-store upscale market with outposts in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Overcoming diners’ aversion to new items 
About 70% of restaurant diners won’t try a new menu item, according to a new report from the NPD Group.
Comments
Why today’s supermarkets need to sell food-for-now as well as food-for-later
September 9, 2014

I think some of the smaller retailers have really adapted well to this trend. One example that comes to mind is Dorothy Lane Market in Ohio, which does a good mix of fresh...

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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