Industry Voices http://supermarketnews.com/blog/388981/feed Here you'll find a wide variety of industry stakeholders weighing in on the important issues that define today's retail food business. en 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 Deep Discount 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 Technology 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 Laws & Regulations 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 Technology 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 Produce 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 Technology 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 Why retailers and suppliers should attend next year’s FMI Connect http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect <div class="node-body blog-body">FMI’s return to an annual trade show — FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience — was an important step in maintaining the connectivity of our industry.</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-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect#comments Retail & Financial Industry Voices 2014 FMI Connect Industry Voices Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:16:00 +0000 486311 at http://supermarketnews.com