SN Social http://supermarketnews.com/blog/390891/feed SN Social en The Friday Five: Schadenfreude edition http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Normally we hate being the bearer of bad news, but sometimes reading about other’s misfortunes can make us feel better about ourselves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition#comments Retail & Financial SN Social SN Social Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 497091 at http://supermarketnews.com What's next in 2015 food trends http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-next-2015-food-trends <div class="node-body blog-body">Food trends in 2015 will be marked by more sophisticated tastes aided by travel, technology and the entrepreneurial Millennium generation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-next-2015-food-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-next-2015-food-trends#comments Beverage SN Social Produce Center Store Health & Wellness SN Social Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:52:00 +0000 496641 at http://supermarketnews.com The Friday Five: New school vs. old school http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-new-school-vs-old-school <div class="node-body blog-body">In this edition, we look at a few ways retailers are testing the boundaries of the traditional supermarket and a couple of arguments for keeping the food shopping experience old school. </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/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-new-school-vs-old-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-new-school-vs-old-school#comments SN Social Technology Food Lion Loblaw Cos. Peapod SN Social Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 496511 at http://supermarketnews.com The Friday Five: Walmart edition http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-walmart-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Welcome to the Friday Five, where SN rounds up the top articles from around the web that you may have missed this week. This inaugural edition focuses on the competitor everyone loves to hate: Walmart. </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/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-walmart-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-walmart-edition#comments SN Social Walmart Wal-Mart Stores SN Social Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 495841 at http://supermarketnews.com Readers weigh in on e-grocery’s obstacles http://supermarketnews.com/blog/readers-weigh-e-grocery-s-obstacles <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, IdeaXchange Xpert Neil Stern wrote that “Online shopping barriers slowly dissolve.” Several of our readers responded with some ideas of their own.</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/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/readers-weigh-e-grocery-s-obstacles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/readers-weigh-e-grocery-s-obstacles#comments SN Social Online Retail SN Social Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:11:00 +0000 495341 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailer resources for reducing food waste http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste <div class="node-body blog-body">Savvy food retailers know that reducing food waste isn’t just a feel-good story for customers — it can also help a business’s bottom line. But where can supermarkets turn if they don’t already have waste reduction programs in place? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailer-resources-reducing-food-waste#comments SN Social Sustainability SN Social Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:22:00 +0000 492231 at http://supermarketnews.com WinCo customers sound off on self-checkout http://supermarketnews.com/blog/winco-customers-sound-self-checkout <div class="node-body blog-body">WinCo Foods has begun adding self-checkout stations to all its stores, and the retailer asked Facebook fans for feedback on the experience. While the reaction was mostly positive, some customers disliked the new machines. </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/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/winco-customers-sound-self-checkout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/winco-customers-sound-self-checkout#comments Latest News SN Social Technology SN Social Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:00 +0000 492131 at http://supermarketnews.com Four years of Mariano's in Chicagoland http://supermarketnews.com/blog/four-years-marianos-chicagoland <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ve plotted the location and opening date — along with photos and social media posts — for each of Mariano’s 27 stores in an interactive map to track the retailer’s journey through Chicago and its suburbs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/four-years-marianos-chicagoland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/four-years-marianos-chicagoland#comments Retail & Financial SN Awards SN Social Mariano's Fresh Market Roundy's Supermarkets SN Social Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 491171 at http://supermarketnews.com Schnucks encourages feedback on healthier meal deal http://supermarketnews.com/blog/schnucks-encourages-feedback-healthier-meal-deal <div class="node-body blog-body">In response to customer requests for a healthier meal deal with a beverage option other than soda, this week Schnuck Markets included ground turkey, bagged salad and iced tea as part of its Friday Drive Time Special. </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/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/schnucks-encourages-feedback-healthier-meal-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/schnucks-encourages-feedback-healthier-meal-deal#comments Latest News SN Social Meals Schnuck Markets SN Social Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:21:00 +0000 490511 at http://supermarketnews.com Behind the Ahold story http://supermarketnews.com/blog/behind-ahold-story <div class="node-body blog-body">Jon Springer, writer of the story “James McCann’s ambitious vision: Ahold USA goes from ‘good’ to ‘great’” that published in SN last month, talks about his research for the story and his perspective on Ahold's positioning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/behind-ahold-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/behind-ahold-story#comments Retail & Financial SN Social Ahold USA Ahold USA SN Social Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:49:00 +0000 490161 at http://supermarketnews.com