Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en 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 SN Viewpoints Pharmacy Health & Wellness 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 Beverage Consumer Trends SN Viewpoints Meals Meat Dairy Center Store Viewpoints Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:50:00 +0000 497351 at http://supermarketnews.com Millennials drive food trends despite lag in spending http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending <div class="node-body blog-body">Millennials are becoming known for something very different than underperforming. Their influence is bursting out all across the industry, even revolutionizing food 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/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending#comments Consumer Trends SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 496541 at http://supermarketnews.com Supermarkets are ‘dead,’ long live supermarkets http://supermarketnews.com/blog/supermarkets-are-dead-long-live-supermarkets <div class="node-body blog-body">If all your market knowledge came from the general media, you’d already have concluded supermarkets are goners. While these "death" proclamations have been wildly exaggerated, conventional retailers cannot ignore recent dramatic developments.</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/supermarkets-are-dead-long-live-supermarkets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/supermarkets-are-dead-long-live-supermarkets#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 495361 at http://supermarketnews.com How being too late and selling too little will help Kroger win, again http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-being-too-late-and-selling-too-little-will-help-kroger-win-again <div class="node-body blog-body">While Kroger still isn’t doing a whole lot of sales on the Internet, the foundation upon which it could build sales might surprise you.</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/how-being-too-late-and-selling-too-little-will-help-kroger-win-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-being-too-late-and-selling-too-little-will-help-kroger-win-again#comments Retail & Financial SN Viewpoints Kroger Viewpoints Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:43:00 +0000 495331 at http://supermarketnews.com 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. Target Corp. Wal-Mart Stores Viewpoints Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 493881 at http://supermarketnews.com