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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May 01, 2013

Dillon Shows Leadership at Future Connect

ORLANDO, Fla. — David Dillon, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., revealed at Food Marketing Institute’s 2013 Future Connect....More
May 01, 2013

Learning From a Classical Pianist, and Superman

ORLANDO, Fla. — Business conferences often like to kick things off with a keynote speaker who makes attendees think outside the box, and this....More
Apr 30, 2013

Social Media Insights Highlight Day 1 at Future Connect

The 2013 installment of Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference got off to a good start Monday, even though the meat of the event really....More
Apr 29, 2013

Future Connect Has Important Missions

The third installment of Future Connect gets under way amid questions about its eventual fate....More
Apr 29, 2013

FMI Future Connect: Get the Show Daily

Join SN as it publishes a daily email newsletter from this week's Food Marketing Institute Future Connect conference in Orlando, Fla....More
Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Social Media Can Help Engage Customers

Tips from retailers for using social media to generate customer engagement....More
Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Whole Foods’ Co-CEO Sees Virtues of ‘Higher Purpose’

Companies that devote themselves to a broader, more philanthropic mission can reap benefits on the bottom line, according to Walter Robb, co-CEO of....More
Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Audience Detection Technology Targets Messages

In-store audience-detection technology that tailors marketing messages to individual demographic groups is on display at the National Retail....More
Jan 16, 2012

NRF: Retailers Seek to Cope With Social Media, Mobile

Retailers are struggling to get their arms around the implications of social media and mobile marketing, according to presenters at the National....More
Jan 16, 2012

NRF: Relevance of Marketing as Important as Medium

Companies sometimes get too caught up in focusing on communicating with customers through new media when in fact the message itself and timing of the....More
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