SN Social http://supermarketnews.com/blog/390891/feed en '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 Organic & Natural SN Health & Wellness Summit 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 Supplier News Center Store SN Health & Wellness Summit 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 Sam Duncan to Aldi: Bring it on http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sam-duncan-aldi-bring-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It looks like Aldi is increasing its presence in Pennsylvania, but Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan isn&rsquo;t scared of a little friendly competition for Save-A-Lot.</p> <p>&ldquo;We compete very well with Aldi. We will gladly take them on any time, any place. That&#39;s not an issue with us,&rdquo; Duncan said on Wednesday during a call with analysts.</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/sam-duncan-aldi-bring-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/sam-duncan-aldi-bring-it#comments Retail & Financial SN Social Limited Assortment Deep Discount Aldi Save-A-Lot Supervalu SN Social Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:45:00 +0000 502041 at http://supermarketnews.com 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 Health & Wellness Produce Center Store 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