Mark Hamstra

Supermarket News

Mark Hamstra is the content director of Supermarket News covering events and trends in food retailing. Mark joined SN in 2001 as the editor of the Nonfoods section, became the editor of the Retail/Financial section in 2002 and content director in 2014. Prior to joining SN, he had covered the restaurant industry, the drug store industry and the direct marketing industry for other weekly B2B magazines. In his first journalism job, he covered high school and college sports for a small daily newspaper in Colorado.

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Apr 22, 2014

Grocers go green with Earth Day tweets

Supermarket companies took to Twitter on Tuesday to wish their customers a happy Earth Day, with tweets ranging from the practical tips for energy....More
Feb 07, 2014

Supermarkets tout local athletes at Sochi

Sandwiched in between the obvious marketing opportunities of the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, the launch of this year’s Winter Olympics presents a....More
Dec 20, 2013

Mergers Dominate Top 10 Articles of 2013

In a year of intense merger and acquisition activity for food retailers, it’s not surprising that many of the most-read stories on SN’s....More
Sep 19, 2013

Bloggers Fuel Duane Reade’s Buzz

NEW YORK — The Twitter-verse is abuzz about Duane Reade, and it’s no accident....More
Mar 08, 2013

SN Poll Results: Still Difficult to Gauge Impact of 2% Tax

Many retailers have reported a perceived pullback in consumer spending at the start of the new year, but for the most part have not been able to....More
Feb 08, 2013

SN Poll Results: Will Ahold USA Buy Harris Teeter?

The industry seems to believe that Ahold USA, parent of the Stop....More
Feb 04, 2013

SN Poll Results: Divided on Food Retail Stocks

About a third of the respondents to a poll on SN’s website last week said they thought Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, would be the top-performing....More
Jan 16, 2013

SN Poll Results: Retailers Uncertain on Health Care Impact

About a third of respondents to a poll on SN’s website last week said they still have “more questions than answers” about the potential impact of....More
Jan 07, 2013

SN Poll Results: Consumer Spending Is Top Concern

Concerns about consumer spending in the year ahead beat out concerns about taxes and health care costs in a poll on SN’s website last week....More
Dec 27, 2012

SN Poll Results: Most See Fresh & Easy Selling Piecemeal

Only about one in five respondents to a poll on SN’s website believe that Tesco will find a single buyer for its Fresh & Easy chain in the U.S....More
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