Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed en Economic development in a microcosm: A small town's pursuit of a grocer http://supermarketnews.com/blog/economic-development-microcosm-small-towns-pursuit-grocer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Small Town America is always a special place, whether it&rsquo;s in the heartland or in my incredible hometown &ndash; just 30 miles away from the nation&rsquo;s capital. As the &ldquo;Mayor&rdquo; (technically, Town Commission President) of Poolesville, Maryland, I can tell you there&rsquo;s nothing like being part of a community where you know people by name, your neighbors have your back, and you value and support the businesses that make up the fabric of your town.</p></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/economic-development-microcosm-small-towns-pursuit-grocer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/economic-development-microcosm-small-towns-pursuit-grocer#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Fri, 06 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 543941 at http://supermarketnews.com What’s ahead for fresh foods growth at retail http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-s-ahead-fresh-foods-growth-retail <div class="node-body blog-body">Fresh foods is one of the brightest stories in food retailing today, and somehow it continues to get better. </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-s-ahead-fresh-foods-growth-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-s-ahead-fresh-foods-growth-retail#comments Bakery SN Viewpoints Produce & Floral Deli Meals SN Research Meat Seafood Dairy Registration Viewpoints Tue, 03 May 2016 17:50:00 +0000 543551 at http://supermarketnews.com Embracing the softer side of personalized marketing http://supermarketnews.com/blog/embracing-softer-side-personalized-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body">When data-driven analysis is done well, marketers can target specific shoppers with highly tailored offers and track their uptake and behavior over time.</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/embracing-softer-side-personalized-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/embracing-softer-side-personalized-marketing#comments SN Viewpoints Marketing Viewpoints Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:00 +0000 543571 at http://supermarketnews.com Sampling with the 5 senses to grow sales http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sampling-5-senses-grow-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Sampling can be a powerful tool for increasing brand awareness, but done badly it can be worse than useless. </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/sampling-5-senses-grow-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sampling-5-senses-grow-sales#comments SN Viewpoints Marketing Viewpoints Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:08:00 +0000 543421 at http://supermarketnews.com The 5 x 5 Approach: Converting grocery shoppers into HBC customers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/5-x-5-approach-converting-grocery-shoppers-hbc-customers <div class="node-body blog-body">Grocery retailers are still only capturing a mere 18% of the total HBC market, which means there is a huge opportunity for continued growth in this space. </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/5-x-5-approach-converting-grocery-shoppers-hbc-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/5-x-5-approach-converting-grocery-shoppers-hbc-customers#comments Nonfood & Pharmacy SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:18:00 +0000 542461 at http://supermarketnews.com Click-and-collect continues to evolve, but where is it headed? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/click-and-collect-continues-evolve-where-it-headed <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though chains have implemented click-and-collect — including Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods — they can’t provide the same level of convenience as delivery. </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/click-and-collect-continues-evolve-where-it-headed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/click-and-collect-continues-evolve-where-it-headed#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail Viewpoints Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:48:00 +0000 542221 at http://supermarketnews.com Why Millennials still mystify the food industry http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-millennials-still-mystify-food-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve seen two main reactions when the subject of Millennials comes up among retailers and manufacturers, as it often does these days.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Content Goal </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/why-millennials-still-mystify-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-millennials-still-mystify-food-industry#comments Free-From News The New Consumer SN Viewpoints Millennials Viewpoints Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000 541741 at http://supermarketnews.com Millennials come of age: How will their eating behaviors evolve? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-come-age-how-will-their-eating-behaviors-evolve-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Manufacturers and retailers want to know how Millennials' eating behaviors will change as they form households, raise children and go through other life-stages.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Content Goal </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/millennials-come-age-how-will-their-eating-behaviors-evolve-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-come-age-how-will-their-eating-behaviors-evolve-0#comments The New Consumer SN Viewpoints Marketing Viewpoints Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:26:00 +0000 541491 at http://supermarketnews.com Milestone anniversaries link industry's past to present http://supermarketnews.com/blog/milestone-anniversaries-link-industrys-past-present <div class="node-body blog-body">Business anniversaries are certainly a cause for celebration, and 2016 marks 100 years for Wegmans and United Supermarkets, and 90 years for AWG, Safeway and IGA.</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/milestone-anniversaries-link-industrys-past-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/milestone-anniversaries-link-industrys-past-present#comments Retail & Financial SN Viewpoints Associated Wholesale Grocers IGA Safeway United Supermarkets Wegmans Food Markets Viewpoints Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 541631 at http://supermarketnews.com 5 cloud levers that drive category sales and margins http://supermarketnews.com/blog/5-cloud-levers-drive-category-sales-and-margins <div class="node-body blog-body">Retailers and CPGs can take advantage of shopper data to align assortment offerings and space allocations with the behavior and preferences of their customers. Here’s how.</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/5-cloud-levers-drive-category-sales-and-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/5-cloud-levers-drive-category-sales-and-margins#comments Retail & Financial SN Viewpoints Center Store Viewpoints Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:12:00 +0000 540371 at http://supermarketnews.com Millennials in the grocery store: Are they really that much different from older generations? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-grocery-store-are-they-really-much-different-older-generations <div class="node-body blog-body">Millennials have been, arguably, the most scrutinized generation to date. But are they really that much different from older generations? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Content Goal </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/millennials-grocery-store-are-they-really-much-different-older-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-grocery-store-are-they-really-much-different-older-generations#comments The New Consumer SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Tue, 08 Mar 2016 20:43:00 +0000 540181 at http://supermarketnews.com New findings spotlight long-running natural merchandising debate http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-findings-spotlight-long-running-natural-merchandising-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">SN's Whole Health Survey helps answer the question: Should you integrate or segregate natural and organic products in the supermarket? </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-findings-spotlight-long-running-natural-merchandising-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-findings-spotlight-long-running-natural-merchandising-debate#comments Free-From News SN Viewpoints Health & Wellness Organic & Natural SN Research Registration Viewpoints Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:50:00 +0000 540061 at http://supermarketnews.com Build trust, grow sales with allergen best practices http://supermarketnews.com/blog/build-trust-grow-sales-allergen-best-practices <div class="node-body blog-body">Creating magical service experiences for customers who have special dietary requests starts with a C-suite commitment to a special diets program. </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/build-trust-grow-sales-allergen-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/build-trust-grow-sales-allergen-best-practices#comments Free-From News Bakery Food Safety Deli Viewpoints Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:26:00 +0000 539741 at http://supermarketnews.com 7 steps for supermarket online growth http://supermarketnews.com/blog/7-steps-supermarket-online-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">Seven steps grocery retailers need to take now to ensure they don’t lose out as online grocery grows in overall share of purchases.</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/7-steps-supermarket-online-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/7-steps-supermarket-online-growth#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail Viewpoints Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:42:00 +0000 539611 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers, suppliers take the lead on cage-free eggs http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-suppliers-take-lead-cage-free-eggs <div class="node-body blog-body">Treating animals better and providing consumers with a safer product seems to be the push that everyone — grocery chains, CPG giants and egg producers — supports. </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/retailers-suppliers-take-lead-cage-free-eggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-suppliers-take-lead-cage-free-eggs#comments SN Viewpoints Sustainability Dairy Viewpoints Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:08:00 +0000 538481 at http://supermarketnews.com