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Jun 17, 2014

Pest management challenges and best practices for grocery stores

Pests need three things to survive: food, water and shelter. A well-stocked supermarket contains an overabundance of all three....More
May 27, 2014

Get creative to engage shoppers with social media

Despite the widespread capabilities of the social web, supermarket shoppers so far seem very limited in how they use any of the platforms for any....More
May 16, 2014

Connecting with customers on wellness

It’s an exciting time to be in the grocery business, as food retailers have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in consumers’ lives....More
May 09, 2014

Maximizing the value of a retail loyalty program

The grocery industry seemingly changes daily, with new products and initiatives to meet rapidly shifting consumer preferences, writes Fred Thompson....More
Apr 28, 2014

Five strategies to profit from personalization

Strong, personalized relationships show shoppers you care about them and want to help them get the right products....More
Apr 21, 2014

It’s time for wine: How retailers won in Tennessee

When Governor Bill Haslam signed the “Wine in the Grocery Stores” bill in Tennessee last month, it was the culmination of a nearly seven-year-long....More
Apr 15, 2014

How supermarkets can better serve SNAP beneficiaries

The SNAP program is a literal lifeline for 14% of America, and now it’s time for retailers and grocers to step up to the plate to help....More
Apr 10, 2014

Assessing the values of ‘talent’ versus ‘performance’

Companies claim the need for talent, but what they really need is performance, writes Jose Tamez of executive search firm Austin-Michael....More
Mar 24, 2014

Online grocery: Strategies to win within and beyond the store

A battle is brewing in the online grocery space between traditional retailers and online only retailers. Both are trying to expand their....More
Feb 10, 2014

Paper war rages between national brands, private labels

Who will win the battle for paper category share?....More
Jan 06, 2014

Unlocking Value Through Virtual Integration

Managing the private label portfolio will become increasingly strategic for food retailers in the coming years....More
Dec 06, 2013

Signs Point to Another Robust Year for M&A, Capital Market Activity

Like most industries after the financial crisis of 2008, the grocery sector was broadly negatively impacted by macroeconomic factors, as well as....More
Oct 18, 2013

The Battle for Dinner

Dinner will prove to be the key battleground for supermarket fresh prepared foods and restaurants....More
Oct 08, 2013

Amazon’s Impact on Shopper Marketing

As a shopper marketer, where should you be investing your digital dollars?....More
Sep 17, 2013

Social Web Success: Big Tools for Small Retailers

For independent supermarket operators, today’s times require a social web presence....More
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Warren Stoll is marketing and business development director at Kontos Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods in Paterson, N.J. Contact at WarrenS@kontos....
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