Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed en Click-and-collect gaining more curb appeal http://supermarketnews.com/blog/click-and-collect-gaining-more-curb-appeal <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Click-and-collect, the online grocery strategy that requires customer pickup of merchandise at store curbside or elsewhere, is on a faster track.</p> <p>Both Kroger and Walmart recently unveiled efforts, putting this concept in the spotlight at two of the biggest food retailers.</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/click-and-collect-gaining-more-curb-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/click-and-collect-gaining-more-curb-appeal#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail Kroger Co. Target Corp. Wal-Mart Stores Viewpoints Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 493881 at http://supermarketnews.com Cash-strapped Millennials will splurge on food http://supermarketnews.com/blog/cash-strapped-millennials-will-splurge-food <div class="node-body blog-body">Spicy quinoa salad with Chimichurri dressing and a cold-pressed apple, celery, beet, ginger, parsley, spinach and lemon concoction seem like a stretch for a chain that caters to the Slurpee and Big Bites crowd, but in an effort to appeal to discerning Millennials, 7-Eleven is giving these recipes – co-created with Tony Horton of P90X workout fame — a go in 104 L.A.-area stores. </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/cash-strapped-millennials-will-splurge-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/cash-strapped-millennials-will-splurge-food#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:32:00 +0000 492261 at http://supermarketnews.com Natural products: Six steps to supermarket big leagues http://supermarketnews.com/blog/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues <div class="node-body blog-body">Natural products suppliers are vying to introduce new items to supermarkets, but often they don’t understand how this retail channel really works. 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/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues#comments SN Viewpoints 2014 Expo East Viewpoints Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 491401 at http://supermarketnews.com The final word on Market Basket’s meltdown http://supermarketnews.com/blog/final-word-market-basket-s-meltdown <div class="node-body blog-body">We need to capture the best takeaways and create something positive for the entire industry from this unprecedented Market Basket saga.</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/final-word-market-basket-s-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/final-word-market-basket-s-meltdown#comments Retail & Financial SN Viewpoints Demoulas Market Basket Viewpoints Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 489501 at http://supermarketnews.com Why Uber matters in food http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-uber-matters-food <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m sure you have noticed how Uber has upped the game in same-day delivery, social media, mobile payments – and food. </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-uber-matters-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-uber-matters-food#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 489131 at http://supermarketnews.com A curtain rises on new idea-sharing platform http://supermarketnews.com/blog/curtain-rises-new-idea-sharing-platform <div class="node-body blog-body">SN just launched a new online idea-sharing platform called IdeaXchange, which it serves up thoughtful, conversational content from industry experts who we’ve dubbed Xperts.</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/curtain-rises-new-idea-sharing-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/curtain-rises-new-idea-sharing-platform#comments SN Viewpoints Tesco Viewpoints Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 488471 at http://supermarketnews.com The new standard for local? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-standard-local <div class="node-body blog-body">Now some retailers are using a new criterion for local fruits and vegetables: how long it takes for produce to get from the field to the store. </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-standard-local" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-standard-local#comments SN Viewpoints Produce Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Kings Food Markets Viewpoints Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 488531 at http://supermarketnews.com The day I turned my car into a cart http://supermarketnews.com/blog/day-i-turned-my-car-cart <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I was shopping in my local Stop &amp; Shop when I passed an endcap display for laundry detergent. While the detergent specials were enticing, what really caught my attention was a shelf sign jetting out from the display.</p> <p>The sign had a picture of a car and read, &ldquo;Turn Your Car into a Cart.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</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/day-i-turned-my-car-cart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/day-i-turned-my-car-cart#comments SN Viewpoints Ahold USA Center Store Online Retail Ahold USA Peapod Stop & Shop Viewpoints Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:43:00 +0000 486271 at http://supermarketnews.com Five mega-trends driving category sales http://supermarketnews.com/blog/five-mega-trends-driving-category-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">SN’s annual Category Guide offers consumer and business insights into what’s driving category trends.</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/five-mega-trends-driving-category-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/five-mega-trends-driving-category-sales#comments Product Categories SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:10:00 +0000 485861 at http://supermarketnews.com Expansion strategies drive Power retail executives http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expansion-strategies-drive-power-retail-executives <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail competition is intense and home shopping is gaining momentum, but the allure of adding more stores is hard to resist.</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/expansion-strategies-drive-power-retail-executives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expansion-strategies-drive-power-retail-executives#comments People SN Viewpoints Costco Wholesale Corp. Dollar General Meijer Inc. Publix Super Markets WinCo Foods Viewpoints Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 483491 at http://supermarketnews.com Remembering the supercenter http://supermarketnews.com/blog/remembering-supercenter <div class="node-body blog-body">There was a time not all that long ago when Walmart Supercenters represented a food retailer’s worst nightmare. Not any more. But it's still Walmart. </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/remembering-supercenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/remembering-supercenter#comments SN Viewpoints Walmart Wal-Mart Stores Walmart Express Walmart Market Viewpoints Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 480941 at http://supermarketnews.com Three key takeaways from FMI Connect/United Fresh 2014 http://supermarketnews.com/blog/three-key-takeaways-fmi-connectunited-fresh-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">The food industry is just back from the big FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014 events in Chicago, and a ton of industry insights have emerged from these venues.</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/three-key-takeaways-fmi-connectunited-fresh-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/three-key-takeaways-fmi-connectunited-fresh-2014#comments SN Viewpoints 2014 FMI Connect 2014 United Fresh FMI Food Marketing Institute Viewpoints Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 478711 at http://supermarketnews.com Private label’s next acts on center store stage http://supermarketnews.com/blog/private-label-s-next-acts-center-store-stage <div class="node-body blog-body">SN's new Center Store Survey shows that retailers are bullish on the center aisles, in no small part because of continued success in private labels.</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/private-label-s-next-acts-center-store-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/private-label-s-next-acts-center-store-stage#comments SN Viewpoints Center Store Private Label Viewpoints Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 477101 at http://supermarketnews.com Whole Foods goes 'radical' in face of big challenges http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whole-foods-goes-radical-face-big-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">The nation’s largest natural foods retailer just drew skepticism after lowering financial projections in the wake of unprecedented levels of competition and stepped up price investments. </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/whole-foods-goes-radical-face-big-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whole-foods-goes-radical-face-big-challenges#comments Retail & Financial SN Viewpoints Natural Food Stores Health & Wellness Whole Foods Market Viewpoints Mon, 19 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 474991 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers should act on climate change http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-should-act-climate-change <div class="node-body blog-body">While supermarkets may not be directly involved in agriculture, there is much the industry could do to take action on climate change and its effects. </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-should-act-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-should-act-climate-change#comments SN Viewpoints Walmart Sustainability Lund Food Holdings Wal-Mart Stores Whole Foods Market Viewpoints Fri, 09 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 474161 at http://supermarketnews.com