Industry Voices http://supermarketnews.com/blog/388981/feed en Managing the risks and rewards of store upgrades http://supermarketnews.com/blog/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking on resource intensive projects is both a source of great opportunity and great risk for grocers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades#comments Industry Voices Meals Store Design & Construction Industry Voices Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 519591 at http://supermarketnews.com Building a better bakery: Using technology to gain customers and efficiencies http://supermarketnews.com/blog/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies <div class="node-body blog-body">The bakery is an attractive department for innovation in an effort to bump up margins. The key is to identify improvements that can decrease costs without sacrificing quality or service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies#comments Bakery Industry Voices Industry Voices Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 +0000 515901 at http://supermarketnews.com Which craft beer is right for my consumer? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body">With craft beer becoming so pervasive and so many outlets offering it, where does that leave the grocery store? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer#comments Consumer Trends Beverage Industry Voices Center Store Industry Voices Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:33:00 +0000 515331 at http://supermarketnews.com Time to eradicate politics from flawed Dietary Guidelines process http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines have become so politicized that the recommendations swing wildly from one presidential administration to the next and their impact on consumer behavior is minimal at best. That must change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process#comments Industry Voices Government Industry Voices Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000 513661 at http://supermarketnews.com How supermarkets can get ethnic foods momentum http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">Deep discount grocers now offer a robust array of ethnic product choices at reasonable prices, presenting supermarkets with yet another competitive threat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum#comments Industry Voices Ethnic Industry Voices Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:38:00 +0000 508231 at http://supermarketnews.com Your in-store pharmacist isn’t just a pill counter! http://supermarketnews.com/blog/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail food stores are missing a huge opportunity to drive loyalty with repeat customer interactions and sales as a result of thinking about the pharmacy as only a place to fill prescriptions, writes Robin Michel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter#comments Industry Voices Nonfood & Pharmacy Industry Voices Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 502171 at http://supermarketnews.com Huge ethnic marketing opportunity identified for retailers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers <div class="node-body blog-body">A recently released study from LoyaltyOne shows ethnic shoppers are not finding the products they want in their local stores, and these customers would buy more from stores that stock ethnic products than the typical shopper. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers#comments Industry Voices Marketing Ethnic Industry Voices Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:40:00 +0000 498651 at http://supermarketnews.com The hard discount threat http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside North America, hard discount has not been much of a factor. We believe that is likely to change soon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat#comments Industry Voices Limited Assortment Aldi Bottom Dollar Food Industry Voices Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 497201 at http://supermarketnews.com Why technology will never replace people http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s true that technology has replaced a number of jobs in the U.S. workforce. But how much can technology really replace the human element in a service/people driven business?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people#comments Industry Voices Industry Voices Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 496311 at http://supermarketnews.com Midterm elections will provide regulatory relief http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief <div class="node-body blog-body">While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the impact of the mid-term elections on President Obama’s agenda, the Nov. 4 election results also had far-reaching impact on the food and beverage sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief#comments Total Access Event Coverage Government Industry Voices Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:03:00 +0000 495861 at http://supermarketnews.com How shopper trust varies by topic http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail Feedback Group's national study of supermarket shoppers, the 2014 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, asked shoppers to rate their primary supermarket’s performance on a number of “trust issues.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic#comments Industry Voices Food Safety Industry Voices Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:00 +0000 494731 at http://supermarketnews.com Local: It’s not just for produce anymore http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">For the smart retailer, these products present a golden opportunity. The smart retailer will join forces with these independent inventors, and feature their food in our stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore#comments Industry Voices Center Store Industry Voices Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 490101 at http://supermarketnews.com Always prepare for the worst http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that crises take a toll on stakeholder relationships, financial success and reputations, what can you do to help minimize the negative impact? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst#comments Retail & Financial Industry Voices Industry Voices Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:01:00 +0000 488741 at http://supermarketnews.com Reduce shoplifting, increase profitability http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Managing vendor, employee and consumer shrink is one of the industry’s greatest bugbears and one likely to grow in coming years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability#comments Industry Voices Industry Voices Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 488131 at http://supermarketnews.com The challenge of Hispanic retailers in the U.S. http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us <div class="node-body blog-body">The Hispanic demographic will continue to evolve, so it’s up to Hispanic retailers to continue evolving with them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us#comments Consumer Trends Industry Voices Center Store Ethnic Mi Pueblo Food Centers Industry Voices Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:32:00 +0000 487511 at http://supermarketnews.com