Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en Playing offense with online shopping http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping <div class="node-body blog-body">There are lots of ways to approach online shopping, even if you’re just a one-store retailer, and you shouldn't let fear get in your way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail 2015 NGA Show Viewpoints Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 510961 at http://supermarketnews.com Stealing ideas for added value products http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stealing-ideas-added-value-products <div class="node-body blog-body">As I started pulling together examples of fresh ideas in produce, meat and deli, it occurred to me that some of the most interesting and unique finds actually may have been “borrowed” from somewhere else. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stealing-ideas-added-value-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stealing-ideas-added-value-products#comments Produce & Floral SN Viewpoints Deli Produce Viewpoints Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:15:00 +0000 508731 at http://supermarketnews.com Pharmacy bills good for pharmacies, underserved patients http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients <div class="node-body blog-body">At a time when retail pharmacists are conducting diagnostic tests under collaborative practice agreements with physicians, and expanding into more lucrative services like dispensing specialty drugs, companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would further enhance the value of these professionals to their local communities while allowing them to tap a new revenue stream. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients#comments Nonfood & Pharmacy SN Viewpoints Health & Wellness Pharmacy Viewpoints Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0000 506081 at http://supermarketnews.com Independents show off their marketing talents http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-show-their-marketing-talents <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the highlights of The NGA Show, which takes place Feb. 8-11 in Las Vegas, will be the Creative Choice Awards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-show-their-marketing-talents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-show-their-marketing-talents#comments SN Viewpoints 2015 NGA Show National Grocers Association NGA Viewpoints Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:05:00 +0000 505971 at http://supermarketnews.com Independents dig deeper for differentiation strategies http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-dig-deeper-differentiation-strategies <div class="node-body blog-body">Timed to coincide with the NGA Show in Las Vegas, SN has unveiled two research pieces that shed light on how independents approach differentiation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-dig-deeper-differentiation-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/independents-dig-deeper-differentiation-strategies#comments SN Viewpoints 2015 NGA Show National Grocers Association NGA Viewpoints Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 505271 at http://supermarketnews.com SN takes deeper dive in 2015 http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sn-takes-deeper-dive-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">A year ago, SN unveiled new content plans to keep pace with the fast-changing food distribution industry. For 2015 we’re taking an even deeper dive with more new directions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sn-takes-deeper-dive-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sn-takes-deeper-dive-2015#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 501391 at http://supermarketnews.com Top 2014 searches targeted hot topics http://supermarketnews.com/blog/top-2014-searches-targeted-hot-topics <div class="node-body blog-body">What were readers searching for on SN’s website in 2014? They were seeking more information about companies in transition and trends and topics in flux.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/top-2014-searches-targeted-hot-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/top-2014-searches-targeted-hot-topics#comments SN Viewpoints Meals Health & Wellness Viewpoints Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 499641 at http://supermarketnews.com New solutions to reducing food waste http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that there is still a long way to go to divert all of the food that retailers waste, it’s refreshing to see some companies trying out innovative practices beyond donations and composting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-solutions-reducing-food-waste#comments SN Viewpoints Sustainability Fairway Market Wegmans Food Markets Viewpoints Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:46:00 +0000 498501 at http://supermarketnews.com Treating hunger as a health issue http://supermarketnews.com/blog/treating-hunger-health-issue <div class="node-body blog-body">Just as health systems are improving patient outcomes by basing in-store clinics in food stores and partnering with retail dietitians and pharmacists, healthcare providers are paying close attention to social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, in traditional diagnostic settings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/treating-hunger-health-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/treating-hunger-health-issue#comments Nonfood & Pharmacy SN Viewpoints Health & Wellness Pharmacy Viewpoints Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:20:00 +0000 497451 at http://supermarketnews.com What to expect from food in 2015 http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-expect-food-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">It's that time once again where we pull back the curtain and reveal our annual food and shopping predictions based on our research conducted with our partner ConAgra Foods and findings from the SupermarketGuru.com Consumer Panel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-expect-food-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-expect-food-2015#comments Consumer Trends Beverage SN Viewpoints Meals Meat Dairy Center Store Viewpoints Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:50:00 +0000 497351 at http://supermarketnews.com