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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Jan 16, 2012

NRF: Clinton Finds Common Ground With Retailers

Reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to be closer to the average rate of other advanced countries — about 24% to 26% — while at the same time....More
Jan 16, 2012

NRF: Retail Sales Seen Rising 3.4% in 2012

The NRF issued its sales forecast for 2012 at its 101st Annual Convention and Expo , projecting growth of 3.4%, to $2.53 trillion (excluding autos,....More
May 12, 2011

Visions of Leadership at Future Connect

In many ways, Food Marketing Institute’s 2011 Future Connect conference this week practiced what it preached. In session after session, speakers....More
May 12, 2011

Collaboration Begins With Customer Needs: Speakers

Retailer-supplier collaboration on marketing and merchandising begins with an understanding of consumer needs, according to presenters at Food....More
May 11, 2011

'Idea Tables' on the Menu at Lunch

Attendees at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here only had two choices of what to have for lunch on Wednesday, but 98 choices....More
May 11, 2011

Music Inspires Some at Future Connect

Some attendees said they were inspired by an unusual musical opening presentation at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference on Tuesday....More
May 11, 2011

Supermarkets Get Good Grades

Shoppers might not be going there as often as they used to, but they like their supermarkets just as much — if not more — than ever, according to....More
May 10, 2011

Culture Is Top Factor in Building Talent

Performance management programs are not as useful in building talent within an organization as having a supportive culture, according to a presenter....More
May 10, 2011

Strong Turnout for Future Connect

Rooms were filled to near capacity for three “pre-conference” sessions at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference Tuesday morning....More
May 10, 2011

Tools for Retention and Management Effectiveness

Early arrivals at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here Monday heard a recap of two reports from the Coca-Cola Retailing Research....More
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