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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Mar 17, 2014

With Safeway, Cerberus acquires management talent

Albertsons, it appears, has acquired a succession plan for its aging lineup of leaders....More
Dec 23, 2013

Albertsons’ Surprise Success One of 2013’s Top Stories

The Albertsons chain of events was one of the biggest supermarket stories in 2013 — but the story turned out much different than expected, much to....More
Nov 18, 2013

The Grinch That Will Fail to Steal Christmas 

Will the Grinch put a stop to seasonal spending? Could it be the recovery soon will be ending?....More
Oct 14, 2013

Putting Out Fires While Legislators Fiddle

The food industry once again stepped up to the plate in a time of crisis....More
Sep 02, 2013

Sprouts Wins by Flipping the Margin Model

Sprouts in many ways has positioned itself in a “sweet spot” where traditional supermarkets would like to be....More
Jul 22, 2013

Mergers Point to Confidence in Supermarkets

M&A activity has cast a positive glow on the supermarket industry....More
Jul 01, 2013

Within Delhaize, the South May Rise Again

A culture shift favoring Food Lion’s North Carolina headquarters could be under way at Delhaize....More
May 20, 2013

The Real Disruptor for Traditional Grocery

One of the most talked-about factoids presented at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference a few weeks ago was a projection that bricks-....More
Apr 01, 2013

Target Sets Sights on Thrifty Canadians

The ‘cheap-chic’ chain will have to contend with native grocers who know how to appeal to price-sensitive shoppers....More
Feb 11, 2013

Retailers Get Ahead of the Spin on Card Fees

Retailers need to be wary of credit card issuers’ consumer scare tactics....More
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