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Oct 31, 2014

Readers weigh in on e-grocery’s obstacles

This week, IdeaXchange Xpert Neil Stern wrote that “Online shopping barriers slowly dissolve.” Several of our readers responded with some ideas of....More
Oct 02, 2014

Retailer resources for reducing food waste4

Savvy food retailers know that reducing food waste isn’t just a feel-good story for customers — it can also help a business’s bottom line. But where....More
Oct 01, 2014

WinCo customers sound off on self-checkout

WinCo Foods has begun adding self-checkout stations to all its stores, and the retailer asked Facebook fans for feedback on the experience. While the....More
Sep 22, 2014

Four years of Mariano's in Chicagoland

We’ve plotted the location and opening date — along with photos and social media posts — for each of Mariano’s 27 stores in an interactive map to....More
Sep 15, 2014

Schnucks encourages feedback on healthier meal deal

In response to customer requests for a healthier meal deal with a beverage option other than soda, this week Schnuck Markets included ground turkey,....More
Sep 10, 2014

Behind the Ahold story

Jon Springer, writer of the story “James McCann’s ambitious vision: Ahold USA goes from ‘good’ to ‘great’” that published in SN last month, talks....More
Aug 29, 2014

Stew Leonard’s, Whole Foods kick off apple season

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and some retailers have started getting into the fall spirit by highlighting apples on social media....More
Aug 19, 2014

Price Chopper, Whole Foods employees accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Supermarket executives and employees have not been immune to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which asks participants to dunk themselves with ice water and....More
Aug 07, 2014

Retailers shift promotions to nonfood categories

The majority of key nonfood categories profiled in SN’s Annual Category Guide posted flat to modest sales increases....More
Jul 29, 2014

Industry reports expect WFM to grow in long term

Despite the retailer’s recent decline in stock price, media reports are not counting Whole Foods Market out....More
Jul 24, 2014

Albertsons, Weis handle stone fruit recall confusion

Whenever a food recall garners national media attention, as the stone fruit recall from Wawona Packing Company has this week, many consumers only....More
Jul 01, 2014

Price Chopper, Rouses named best local grocers

Retailers are bragging on social media about being named the “best” or “favorite” by local shoppers....More
Jun 30, 2014

Beef prices catch attention2

Between high corn prices, growing international demand and the drought, the beef industry hasn’t been able to grow the herd for many years and has....More
Jun 29, 2014

Retailers gear up for July 4

The 4th is less than a week away and supermarkets are reaching out to customers on Twitter to encourage them to purchase their July 4 supplies from....More
Jun 19, 2014

Tops, Winco push World Cup promotions

Who says Americans don’t care about soccer? Retailers across the country are betting on the World Cup with contests, events and other promotions....More
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