Liz Webber

Senior Digital Manager,
Supermarket News
Gallery: Fast-growing retailers in 2015 1
SN’s second annual Growth List highlights food retailers with significant plans for new stores in 2015.
Gallery: Second Detroit Meijer focuses on community
Last week, Meijer opened a second supercenter in Detroit on the city’s northwest side near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods.
Gallery: 30-year veteran wins 2015 IDDBA cake competition
First place in IDDBA’s Cake Decorating Challenge this year went to Donna Barley, a decorator with 30 years of experience who currently works at Publix Super Markets in Cape Coral, Fla.
Retailers make progress on FSMA compliance 
Retailers, wholesalers and suppliers have begun taking steps to comply with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, but companies are in different stages of preparedness and concerns still remain.
New IDDBA CEO dishes on upcoming show 
IDDBA president and CEO Mike Eardley shares his take on what to expect at the Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo, including exciting new aspects of the Show & Sell Center.
Stop & Shop steps up on sustainability 
An in-depth look at Stop & Shop's recent sustainability efforts, including its carbon footprint reduction goals and renewable energy installations.
Gallery: Should stores segregate organic produce?
We asked five members of the industry: Is it better to integrate or segregate organic produce in the department?
Gallery: Seven facts from SN’s Fresh Foods survey
Overall, retailers report strong growth in the perishables categories. The following slides present a deep dive into some of the other findings from SN's first Fresh Foods survey.
Technomic: Traditional retailers to lose 10% market share by 2025 
Changes in the food industry landscape and customer expectations will cause the market share of traditional retailers to drop from 71% of retail food sales to 62% by 2025, according to a new report from Technomic.
Give and take: Mixed blessings in Fresh Foods survey  3
Overall healthy perimeter sales obscure some problem areas, according to SN’s first Fresh Foods survey
Costco introduces scratch-made bread  1
Costco is transitioning away from par-baked breads in the bakery in favor of scratch breads, according to the retailer.
Smart & Final revitalizes Sun Harvest brand as sustainable PL line 
Smart & Final has made a big addition to its natural, organic and sustainable offerings with a rebrand of its Sun Harvest private label.
Gallery: Hy-Vee’s 2015 Cake Designer Challenge
Eighteen Hy-Vee cake designers competed in the retailer’s ninth annual contest, which took place in West Des Moines, Iowa, on April 11.
Retailers segregate organic in produce departments 
As organic produce grows in popularity with a broad spectrum of consumers, many retailers have found segregating those items into a separate section within the department to be the most successful merchandising strategy.
Gallery: Brothers Marketplace's award-winning branding
Roche Bros. recently won a 2014 International Visual Identity Award for its Brothers Marketplace banner.
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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