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May 29, 2014
Billion dollar choices for Hillshire Brands
Processed-meat supplier Hillshire Brands has some deciding to do. After Pilgrim’s Pride offered $6.4 billion to purchase Hillshire earlier this week....
May 08, 2014
Retailers get creative for Mother's Day
Supermarkets are moving beyond basic recipe suggestions this Mother’s Day and touting hobby-inspired gift finding tools, kid-friendly events....
Apr 25, 2014
Whole Foods responds to meat display backlash
Whole Foods Market apologized after photos of a meat display created controversy on Facebook....
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....
Mar 27, 2014
Competition squeezing retailers in some markets
Retailers across the country are getting squeezed by a glut of competition....
Mar 26, 2014
Shopper Summit: Collaboration, marketing Tweet tips
The Shopper Marketing Summit conference in Schaumburg, Ill. wrapped up today, but not before marketing executives shared education session insights....
Mar 26, 2014
Shopper Summit: Top Marketing Tweets
With all the marketing industry leaders attending the 2014 Shopper Marketing Summit in Schaumburg, Ill., it's not surprising that the conference has....
Mar 21, 2014
Advocacy group faults Whole Foods for candy at checkout
CSPI called out Whole Foods Market on Twitter for stocking chips and candy at checkout. The retailer responded by touting its quality standards and....
Mar 14, 2014
Pies celebrate Pi Day
How best to show your devotion to the mathetmatical constant π pi than to eat tons of pie on Pi Day? Luckily, retailers are helping those consumers....
Feb 25, 2014
Retail bakeries celebrate Mardi Gras
Though Mardi Gras isn’t until next week, some retail bakeries have been celebrating early with traditional pre-Lenten cakes and pastries....
Feb 12, 2014
Customers claim Fresh & Easy not living up to its name
Fresh & Easy’s transition to new ownership has not been going smoothly, based on comments to its Facebook page....
Feb 11, 2014
NGA Show Twitter roundup
This year's National Grocer's Association show in Las Vegas was packed with workshops, events and an active trade show floor. Here are some....
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....
Jan 30, 2014
Debating a minimum wage increase
Obama supports a minimum wage increase. Restaurants oppose it. Where will supermarkets stand?....
Jan 27, 2014
Store Brands 2014: The consumer is king
Consumers want their voices to be heard. They’re eager to share their opinions about how a product performs....
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Don Cuppett Jr. is content production director for Supermarket News, a Penton Media publication.
Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.
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