SN Staff

Consumers Seen Under Pressure Into 2010 
Like the groundhog that sees its shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter, food industry executives are looking at the current economic climate and
Weathering the Storm 
Like the hurricanes that seem to punish the state year after year, the current economic recession has Florida in its sights. A perennial leader in housing
Retailers Wary, But Confident 
By focusing on strong value propositions and innovation, supermarket executives surveyed by SN said they see plenty of opportunity for growth in 2009
Supermarkets Could Enjoy Stay-Home Summer 
Food retailers are positioning themselves to better capitalize on the potential for Americans to spend their summer enjoying the comforts of home instead
Full House 
LAS VEGAS The gamble appears to have paid off. In its first year here after a run of 23 years in Chicago, the annual Food Marketing Institute Show moved
Retailers Optimistic for 2008 Despite Inflation Pressures 
The prospects of ongoing food-cost inflation and lingering economic malaise are of some concern to supermarket industry leaders, but such conditions have
Retailers See Holiday Strength in At-Home Dining 
Consumers might be feeling pinched this holiday season when it comes to gift-giving, but supermarket retailers are expecting business to be buoyant as
Supermarkets Unfazed by Economic Pressures 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores here last week said its customers appear to be under intense financial pressure because of the economy, but food retailers
Retailers in Southwest Prepare to Face New Competition 
Even as supermarket operators are preparing to face less of one formidable competitor, they are gearing up to face a new one. Bentonville, Ark.-based
Traditional food retailers and wholesalers are navigating a sea of cost increases and consumer concerns about food safety, but their forecast is for smooth
Rising Gas Prices Buoy Retailers' Summer Outlook 
Jim Buchanan, president of London, Ky.-based Laurel Grocery Co., got a firsthand look at how rising gas prices are impacting consumers last week. While
Customer Centricity Gains Traction at Food Retailers 
When Tesco announced last year that it was planning to introduce its vision for food retailing into the United States, it did not say it would open stores
The next generation of Price Chopper stores could feature low-maintenance concrete floors, pre-assembled walls and geothermal heating and cooling systems,
Retailers Could Feel Wage Pinch 
WASHINGTON The anticipated hike in the minimum wage has many food retailers concerned about higher labor costs, but some retail leaders polled by SN last
Food Retailers Anticipate Holiday Sales Bounty This Year 
Like children who have discovered their parents' secret stash of presents a few weeks early, food retailers around the country are confidently predicting
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