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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 prospects2

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
Mar 16, 2015

It's not you, AmazonFresh, it's me1

All that stood between me and Internet groceries was a cartoon monster, writes SN's Retail Editor Jon Springer about his experience using AmazonFresh....More
Mar 10, 2015

At Expo West: Five key health and wellness takeaways for supermarkets

The evidence continues to build that supermarkets need health and wellness strategies as much as their shoppers do. Natural, organic and better-for-....More
Mar 06, 2015

Food suppliers call for squeeze play

A trip through the aisles at Natural Products Expo West show on Friday indicates squeezable packaging isn't just for kids anymore....More
Jan 28, 2015

Top 75: Sights on a moving target

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....More
Jan 27, 2015

FMI Midwinter: consumer research, awards

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....More
Jan 12, 2015

Whole Foods gets crafty with beer

Whole Foods caters to home brewers; opens on-site microbreweries....More
Jan 08, 2015

Sam Duncan to Aldi: Bring it on

It looks like Aldi is increasing its presence in Pennsylvania, but Supervalu CEO Sam Duncan isn’t scared of a little friendly competition for....More
Nov 21, 2014

The Friday Five: Schadenfreude edition

Normally we hate being the bearer of bad news, but sometimes reading about other’s misfortunes can make us feel better about ourselves....More
Nov 14, 2014

What's next in 2015 food trends

Food trends in 2015 will be marked by more sophisticated tastes aided by travel, technology and the entrepreneurial Millennium generation....More
Nov 14, 2014

The Friday Five: New school vs. old school

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....More
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Elliot Zwiebach has been with Supermarket News for more than 45 years — a span difficult for him to comprehend, having once been the youngest reporter on the staff. During that time he has...

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