Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en Halloween has gone to the dogs http://supermarketnews.com/blog/halloween-has-gone-dogs <div class="node-body blog-body">So whether it’s a photo contest like the one at Albertsons or a complete revamp of a pet department, retailers need to take animal lovers seriously. </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/halloween-has-gone-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/halloween-has-gone-dogs#comments SN Viewpoints Center Store Albertsons Hy-Vee Food Stores Publix Super Markets Viewpoints Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:00 +0000 495131 at http://supermarketnews.com Organic is back in the spotlight http://supermarketnews.com/blog/organic-back-spotlight <div class="node-body blog-body">After ceding the spotlight to local for the past few years, organic may once again be having a moment. </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/organic-back-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/organic-back-spotlight#comments SN Viewpoints Produce Associated Food Stores Viewpoints Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:25:00 +0000 494711 at http://supermarketnews.com 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. 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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