Liz Webber

Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor ,
Supermarket News
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.
Winners and losers in five years of Top 75 
In big picture terms, in the last five years business has been booming at the retailers and wholesalers on SN’s Top 75. Of course, it wasn't all sunny skies.
Photo Courtesy of Dorothy Lane Market
Dorothy Lane foodservice has scratch fever 
Dorothy Lane Market, a three-store independent based in Dayton, Ohio, resolves to make prepared foods from scratch with seasonal ingredients.
Gallery: Pizza and more at Dorothy Lane
Dorothy Lane Market’s emphasis on scratch-made products and seasonal ingredients makes its deli and prepared foods departments stand out.
Protein craze extends to fortified milk 
As consumers look to add more protein to their diets, many are turning to protein-fortified milk products for their convenience and familiarity.
Photo Gallery: Inside a Whole Foods Small Format Store 2
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The Whole Foods Market store here devotes sizeable areas to fresh departments despite its small footprint.
2014 Prediction #7: Retailers Crib From Pop-Ups, Food Halls 
To spice up foodservice in 2014, supermarkets will take inspiration from pop-up restaurants and food halls like Eataly.
Gallery: 2013 Food Industry Predictions vs. Reality
With 2013 coming to a close, we took a look back at SN's projections from last year to find out which ones came to fruition and which fell flat.
2013 Another Transformative Year for Many Food Retailers 
Merger-and-acquisition activity and changes in leadership provided some of the biggest supermarket industry stories in 2013, but GMOs, health and wellness, food safety and Cronuts also provided many headlines.
Industry Reacts to FDA’s Animal Antibiotic Updates 
WASHINGTON — FDA today announced measures to rein in antibiotic use in animals, moves that industry groups generally saw as positive but consumer and animal welfare advocates condemned.
Go Fish: Can Seafood Sustain 2013 Sales?  2
Seafood has bounced back from its recession woes, but can the department hold on to the sales momentum?
Timeline: Corn’s Effect on Meat Prices 
SN tracks the 2012 drought and its impact on meat and poultry prices at retail.
Metro Promotes Healthy Eating With Smiles 
MONTREAL — Before Metro Inc. introduced its À votre santé avec Metro, or My Healthy Plate with Metro, healthy eating program, the retailer dug into studies and conducted its own research on what Canadians expect from grocers in terms of health.


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