SN Social http://supermarketnews.com/blog/390891/feed en Kroger private label SKUs get tough love http://supermarketnews.com/blog/kroger-private-label-skus-get-tough-love <div class="node-body blog-body">As Kroger expands its corporate brand offerings, it also discontinues items that don’t perform. </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/kroger-private-label-skus-get-tough-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/kroger-private-label-skus-get-tough-love#comments Latest News SN Social Center Store Private Label SN Social Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:32:00 +0000 521491 at http://supermarketnews.com Aldi tops SN readers' growth list http://supermarketnews.com/blog/aldi-tops-sn-readers-growth-list <div class="node-body blog-body">We invited readers to tell us which of the Growth List companies they think will grow the most in 2015.</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/aldi-tops-sn-readers-growth-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/aldi-tops-sn-readers-growth-list#comments SN Social Walmart Kroger Aldi Costco Wholesale Corp. Grocery Outlet Haggen Inc. Kroger Co. Save-A-Lot Sprouts Farmers Market Trader Joe's Market Wal-Mart Stores Whole Foods Market SN Social Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:51:00 +0000 521091 at http://supermarketnews.com Walmart's plan for employees in 5 tweets http://supermarketnews.com/blog/walmarts-plan-employees-5-tweets <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>SN colleague Jon Springer live tweeted from the first day of Walmart&#39;s Annual Shareholder&#39;s Week in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday. He summarized the days events which focused heavily on <a href="http://supermarketnews.com/walmart/walmart-officials-outline-new-associate-initiatives" target="_blank">Walmart&#39;s plan for store associates</a>. There were 3,000 such employees in attendance.</p></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/walmarts-plan-employees-5-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/walmarts-plan-employees-5-tweets#comments Latest News Retail & Financial SN Social Walmart SN Social Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:20:00 +0000 519631 at http://supermarketnews.com What's in a name for Whole Foods spinoff? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-name-whole-foods-spinoff <div class="node-body blog-body">Just how many plays on words is Whole Foods good for? If our readers are any indication, plenty. </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-name-whole-foods-spinoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-name-whole-foods-spinoff#comments SN Social Natural Food Stores Whole Foods Market SN Social Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:12:00 +0000 519411 at http://supermarketnews.com Teel had youthful doubts about role in family business http://supermarketnews.com/blog/teel-had-youthful-doubts-about-role-family-business <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael Teel, the new majority owner of Raley’s Supermarkets, once had doubts about his role in the company that bears his grandfather’s name. </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/teel-had-youthful-doubts-about-role-family-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/teel-had-youthful-doubts-about-role-family-business#comments Retail & Financial SN Social Raley's Supermarkets SN Social Tue, 19 May 2015 19:52:00 +0000 518401 at http://supermarketnews.com Poll results: Readers rate Haggen's prospects http://supermarketnews.com/blog/poll-results-readers-rate-haggens-prospects <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to Haggen, SN’s readers aren’t afraid to express their opinions — at least in our anonymous quick polls that readers can take online.</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/poll-results-readers-rate-haggens-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/poll-results-readers-rate-haggens-prospects#comments SN Social Albertsons Bi-Lo Haggen Inc. Safeway Wal-Mart Stores SN Social Tue, 05 May 2015 17:43:00 +0000 517291 at http://supermarketnews.com My entry into the new world of chocolate http://supermarketnews.com/blog/my-entry-new-world-chocolate <div class="node-body blog-body">But after reading SN’s special report on chocolate, I decided to try some of the more innovative flavors on the market.</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/my-entry-new-world-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/my-entry-new-world-chocolate#comments SN Social Center Store SN Social Fri, 01 May 2015 16:53:00 +0000 517071 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers tickle funny bones on April Fools' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools <div class="node-body blog-body">Retailer jokesters showed off the food industry's a sense of humor on April Fools' Day with video spoofs, fake press releases and other silly promotions. </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/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools#comments SN Social Dairy Center Store SN Social Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:16:00 +0000 514631 at http://supermarketnews.com 'They turned the Albertsons green' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/they-turned-albertsons-green <div class="node-body blog-body">With the idea of seeing how the Haggen has been received in new communities, I reached out to an old college friend for initial impressions. His comments follow.</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/they-turned-albertsons-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/they-turned-albertsons-green#comments SN Social Safeway-Albertsons Merger Albertsons Haggen Inc. SN Social Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:45:00 +0000 513801 at http://supermarketnews.com It's not you, AmazonFresh, it's me http://supermarketnews.com/blog/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me <div class="node-body blog-body">All that stood between me and Internet groceries was a cartoon monster, writes SN's Retail Editor Jon Springer about his experience using AmazonFresh. </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/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me#comments Consumer Trends Retail & Financial SN Social Online Retail Amazon.com SN Social Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:27:00 +0000 513151 at http://supermarketnews.com At Expo West: Five key health and wellness takeaways for supermarkets http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The evidence continues to build that supermarkets need health and wellness strategies as much as their shoppers do. Natural, organic and better-for-you products have become proven winners, so the big question now is how can retailers best succeed in the face of increased competition? That was the focus of SN&rsquo;s second annual Health and Wellness Summit at Expo West in Anaheim this month.</p> <p>Here are five key takeaways from the Summit sessions along with related social media posts:</p></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/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets#comments SN Social SN Health & Wellness Summit Organic & Natural SN Social Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:28:00 +0000 512431 at http://supermarketnews.com Food suppliers call for squeeze play http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play <div class="node-body blog-body">A trip through the aisles at Natural Products Expo West show on Friday indicates squeezable packaging isn't just for kids anymore.</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/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play#comments SN Social SN Health & Wellness Summit Supplier News Center Store SN Social Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:28:00 +0000 511961 at http://supermarketnews.com Top 75: Sights on a moving target http://supermarketnews.com/blog/top-75-sights-moving-target <div class="node-body blog-body">As one of SN’s signature projects and among its most popular annual features, SN’s Top 75 list — and its companion, the Top 50 Independents ranking — are the topic of considerable internal interest long before they’re ever published.</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/top-75-sights-moving-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/top-75-sights-moving-target#comments Retail & Financial SN Social SN Social Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:06:00 +0000 505451 at http://supermarketnews.com FMI Midwinter: consumer research, awards http://supermarketnews.com/blog/fmi-midwinter-consumer-research-awards <div class="node-body blog-body">If you couldn't make it to the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is wrapping up on Tuesday in sunny Miami Beach, Fla., here are some highlights from the show posted to social media.</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/fmi-midwinter-consumer-research-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/fmi-midwinter-consumer-research-awards#comments Latest News SN Social SN Social Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:00 +0000 505171 at http://supermarketnews.com Whole Foods gets crafty with beer http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whole-foods-gets-crafty-beer <div class="node-body blog-body">Whole Foods caters to home brewers; opens on-site microbreweries. </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/whole-foods-gets-crafty-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whole-foods-gets-crafty-beer#comments Beverage SN Social Whole Foods Market SN Social Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:57:00 +0000 501911 at http://supermarketnews.com