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Oct 26, 2015

PMA 2015: Understanding why consumers make shopping decisions

Consumers can be broken down into five basic types, each with their own motivations for why they buy the things that they buy. Retailers can target....More
Oct 23, 2015

PMA 2015: FNV partners with celebrities to market produce

The Eat Brighter campaign to use Sesame Street characters to make produce more appealing to young children has been a huge success so far, but....More
Sep 03, 2015

McMillon, McMullen, each one side of the other

Dougie McMillon and Rodney McMullen, One can’t be beaten; the other, not sunken....More
Aug 10, 2015

Readers voted: Here's the news event with biggest industry impact1

SN has reported on a boatload of big news in food retailing in recent months, but which is the biggest story of them all, according to....More
Aug 04, 2015

5 ways retailers are snapping out of the stagnant-sales malaise

At a time when overall sales in traditional supermarkets remain unchanged, Americans are deeming differentiated products worth the investment....More
Jul 17, 2015

5 facts from Kroger's latest Sustainability Report

Kroger's annual report highlighted impressive progress on sustainability while also revealing a few facts about the company as a whole....More
Jun 24, 2015

Kroger private label SKUs get tough love2

As Kroger expands its corporate brand offerings, it also discontinues items that don’t perform....More
Jun 18, 2015

Aldi tops SN readers' growth list1

We invited readers to tell us which of the Growth List companies they think will grow the most in 2015....More
Jun 03, 2015

Walmart's plan for employees in 5 tweets

SN colleague Jon Springer live tweeted from the first day of Walmart's Annual Shareholder's Week in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday. He....More
Jun 01, 2015

What's in a name for Whole Foods spinoff?

Just how many plays on words is Whole Foods good for? If our readers are any indication, plenty....More
May 19, 2015

Teel had youthful doubts about role in family business

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....More
May 05, 2015

Poll results: Readers rate Haggen's prospects8

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....More
May 01, 2015

My entry into the new world of chocolate

But after reading SN’s special report on chocolate, I decided to try some of the more innovative flavors on the market....More
Apr 01, 2015

Retailers tickle funny bones on April Fools'

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....More
Mar 20, 2015

'They turned the Albertsons green'3

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....More
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Don Cuppett

Don Cuppett Jr. is content production director for Supermarket News, a Penton Media publication.

Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined...
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