Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en 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 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 Retailers geo-target weather-based offers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-geo-target-weather-based-offers <div class="node-body blog-body">The weather is a great conversation starter. Most of us have used it to break the ice during elevator rides and at parties. Retailers and manufacturers are using it for a different purpose: to drive sales. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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-geo-target-weather-based-offers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-geo-target-weather-based-offers#comments SN Viewpoints Shopper Insights Wal-Mart Stores Viewpoints Thu, 08 May 2014 15:00:00 +0000 472991 at http://supermarketnews.com From Publix to Aldi: How consumer passion drives retailer growth http://supermarketnews.com/blog/publix-aldi-how-consumer-passion-drives-retailer-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">SN just unveiled a first-time list of 15 food retailers that are among the fastest growing in terms of new store development. So what’s so special about these retailers?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/publix-aldi-how-consumer-passion-drives-retailer-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/publix-aldi-how-consumer-passion-drives-retailer-growth#comments Publix SN Viewpoints Walmart Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers Aldi Costco Wholesale Corp. H-E-B Meijer Inc. Publix Super Markets Sprouts Farmers Market Trader Joe's Market Whole Foods Market WinCo Foods Viewpoints Mon, 05 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 473301 at http://supermarketnews.com