SN Social http://supermarketnews.com/blog/390891/feed en 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 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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 Stew Leonard’s, Whole Foods kick off apple season http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stew-leonard-s-whole-foods-kick-apple-season <div class="node-body blog-body">Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and some retailers have started getting into the fall spirit by highlighting apples on 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/stew-leonard-s-whole-foods-kick-apple-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stew-leonard-s-whole-foods-kick-apple-season#comments SN Social Produce Stew Leonard's Whole Foods Market SN Social Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:00 +0000 489091 at http://supermarketnews.com Price Chopper, Whole Foods employees accept Ice Bucket Challenge http://supermarketnews.com/blog/price-chopper-whole-foods-employees-accept-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Supermarket executives and employees have not been immune to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which asks participants to dunk themselves with ice water and post social media videos in order to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association.</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/price-chopper-whole-foods-employees-accept-ice-bucket-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/price-chopper-whole-foods-employees-accept-ice-bucket-challenge#comments SN Social Community Service Jerry Golub Mrs. Green’s Natural Markets Price Chopper Supermarkets Whole Foods Market SN Social Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 488161 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers shift promotions to nonfood categories http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-shift-promotions-nonfood-categories <div class="node-body blog-body">The majority of key nonfood categories profiled in SN’s Annual Category Guide posted flat to modest sales increases. </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-shift-promotions-nonfood-categories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-shift-promotions-nonfood-categories#comments Latest News Marketing Nonfood Pharmacy Health & Wellness SN Social Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:41:00 +0000 486761 at http://supermarketnews.com Industry reports expect WFM to grow in long term http://supermarketnews.com/blog/industry-reports-expect-wfm-grow-long-term <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the retailer’s recent decline in stock price, media reports are not counting Whole Foods Market out.</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/industry-reports-expect-wfm-grow-long-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/industry-reports-expect-wfm-grow-long-term#comments Latest News Retail & Financial SN Social Whole Foods Market SN Social Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:49:00 +0000 485281 at http://supermarketnews.com Albertsons, Weis handle stone fruit recall confusion http://supermarketnews.com/blog/albertsons-weis-handle-stone-fruit-recall-confusion <div class="node-body blog-body">Whenever a food recall garners national media attention, as the stone fruit recall from Wawona Packing Company has this week, many consumers only hear the part about “don’t eat peaches.” </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/albertsons-weis-handle-stone-fruit-recall-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/albertsons-weis-handle-stone-fruit-recall-confusion#comments Latest News SN Social Food Safety Produce Albertsons Bashas' Weis Markets SN Social Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 484931 at http://supermarketnews.com Price Chopper, Rouses named best local grocers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/price-chopper-rouses-named-best-local-grocers <div class="node-body blog-body">Retailers are bragging on social media about being named the “best” or “favorite” by local shoppers. </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/price-chopper-rouses-named-best-local-grocers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/price-chopper-rouses-named-best-local-grocers#comments Latest News SN Social Dierbergs Markets Foodland Super Market Price Chopper Supermarkets Rouses Enterprises SN Social Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 480121 at http://supermarketnews.com Beef prices catch attention http://supermarketnews.com/blog/beef-prices-catch-attention <div class="node-body blog-body">Between high corn prices, growing international demand and the drought, the beef industry hasn’t been able to grow the herd for many years and has long been expecting supplies to grow tighter and prices to go higher.</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/beef-prices-catch-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/beef-prices-catch-attention#comments Latest News SN Social Meat SN Social Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:16:00 +0000 479871 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers gear up for July 4 http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-gear-july-4 <div class="node-body blog-body">The 4th is less than a week away and supermarkets are reaching out to customers on Twitter to encourage them to purchase their July 4 supplies from their stores.</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-gear-july-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-gear-july-4#comments Latest News SN Social Meat SN Social Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:31:00 +0000 479551 at http://supermarketnews.com Tops, Winco push World Cup promotions http://supermarketnews.com/blog/tops-winco-push-world-cup-promotions <div class="node-body blog-body">Who says Americans don’t care about soccer? Retailers across the country are betting on the World Cup with contests, events and other 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/tops-winco-push-world-cup-promotions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/tops-winco-push-world-cup-promotions#comments Latest News SN Social Marketing Earth Fare Mi Pueblo Food Centers Northgate Gonzalez Market Tops Friendly Markets WinCo Foods SN Social Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0000 478551 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers build excitement for summer on social media http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-build-excitement-summer-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Now that the weather is warming in most parts of the country, consumers are giddy with the impending</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/retailers-build-excitement-summer-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-build-excitement-summer-social-media#comments SN Social Floral SN Social Fri, 30 May 2014 20:37:00 +0000 476391 at http://supermarketnews.com