Liz Webber

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Supermarket News
Jeff Bezos, 
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, is ranked No. 9 in The Trending 10 and No. 10 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Rick Dreiling, Dollar General Corp.  1
Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp., is ranked No. 11 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Leslie G. Sarasin, Food Marketing Institute 
Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of Food Marketing Institute, is ranked No. 1 in Associations/Government/Public Sphere of SN’s 2014 Power 50.
Gallery: Inside Eataly Chicago
The Chicago location, opened in December 2013 and now one of 27 stores worldwide, brings a new type of marketplace to the Midwest.
Eataly Chicago focuses on quality, education
Opened in December 2013, Eataly Chicago combines a European-style market with 23 restaurants, a wine shop and cooking school.
Whole Foods works to save the bees
Whole Foods Market is once again showing the importance of bees to the global food system and lamenting the plight of pollinators.
Albertsons offers Facebook deal for first growler station 
Albertsons announced via Facebook that is it opening its first growler station today at a store in Boise, Idaho.
The Big Overlap: Albertsons and Safeway 
Of the 10 key markets, San Diego and the Oxnard-Ventura counties had the greatest overlap for Albertsons and Safeway store marketshare. SN maps out the distribution of retailers in those markets.
Gallery: On the show floor at IDDBA
Exhibitors at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver earlier this month showed off new products and creative merchandising ideas.
Rouses, Kings detail produce merchandising successes 
Executives from Rouses and Kings Food Markets discussed ways to drive sales with produce displays at a session at the United Fresh Retail Produce Marketing and Merchandising Conference in Chicago earlier this month.
Show & Sell provides ideas for flavors, convenience 
The Show & Sell Center at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver demonstrated actionable tactics — and over-the-top displays — with ideas for retailers.
Gallery: Learning from IDDBA’s Show & Sell
SN showcases a selection of concepts in the Show & Sell Center at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver earlier this month.
Attendees support annual FMI conference 
Although some retailers and wholesalers said they thought attendance was a little lighter than they expected at FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014, they were broadly and enthusiastically supportive of the return to an every-year educational conference and trade show, and also appreciated having the event in Chicago again.
Gallery: FMI Connect Opening Reception
All are welcome at the FMI Connect Opening Reception.
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.
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...

Trend spotting: Cold-pressed juices
September 18, 2014

Cold-pressed juices have made their way into the stores in my neighborhood in New York. Customers are also willing to pay a premium for them.

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...

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