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May 13, 2013

How to Spot the Difference Between Fads and Trends

Trends rise slowly, whereas fads spike—and die out— quickly....More
Apr 22, 2013

Why Wait to Adopt Transparency?

The list is endless as to how this industry leads by its socially and environmentally responsible actions, not because it has to but because it....More
Apr 12, 2013

Grocery Retailers Help Make Life Better for Children With Cancer

A supermarket’s influence can extend well beyond its aisles of cereal or displays of fresh produce....More
Apr 02, 2013

Harvest of the Month: Giving Retailers the Tools to Fight Childhood Obesity

In California, retail stores are seeing increased sales and consumer demand for fruits and vegetables, thanks to an innovative initiative called....More
Mar 21, 2013

Social Media’s Internal and External Sides

At its most basic the social web is all about helping social creatures, humans, do what we have always done: Connect, just with technological tools....More
Mar 18, 2013

Cheering Retailers for Better Pork-Sourcing Practices

Grocery retailers such as Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Supervalu and Target have recently announced that they will take steps to improve the welfare of....More
Jan 25, 2013

Produce Safety Requires Continued Commitment

As consumers increasingly shop the perimeter of grocery stores, many are seeking to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Yet....More
Jan 15, 2013

WISE Promotes Diversity in Store Brands Industry

Created and led by women, WISE's mission is to “foster diverse collaboration and provide leadership that drives the continued success of the store....More
Nov 27, 2012

Marketing and Three Big Digital Platforms

Retailers have to make digital communications part of your shopper marketing plan to reach 180° of the 360° of touchpoints. This particularly applies....More
Nov 20, 2012

Unsaleables in the Crossfire

One of the unsung heroes in food distribution is the person responsible for unsaleables, returns, spoils, reclamation — whatever you call it. That....More
Nov 12, 2012

Myth vs. Fact: The Truth About Tomato Trade

It wasn’t too long ago that the biggest debate surrounding the tomato was whether it was a fruit or a vegetable. It’s no secret that in recent months....More
Oct 17, 2012

Supermarkets, Where Did Your Customers Go?

Sales at supermarkets, warehouse clubs and supercenters are not even keeping up with the inflation rate. Supermarket News’ recent discussion with....More
Oct 03, 2012

How Do You Grow Sales When the Market Is Shrinking?

The fact that jumped out at me from Part 1 of the Supermarket News 2012 Analysts Roundtable was that the retail grocery “pie is shrinking” and it has....More
Sep 26, 2012

The Birth of Scanning

A former Pathmark store-operations representative, who helped install the first IBM scanner at a New Jersey Pathmark store, recalls the pioneering....More
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