Michael Garry

Supermarket News

Michael Garry has been the Technology Editor for Supermarket News since 2002. His beat encompasses in-store, headquarters and warehouse technology; supply chain logistics; sustainability; and food safety. Previously, he served as managing editor and editor-in-chief for RetailTech magazine. In total he has been covering retail technology topics since 1991.

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Jul 15, 2013

Snowden Case Shines New Light on Privacy

Shoppers are providing information potentially reflecting on their health and ethnicity – data in which government entities could be interested....More
May 28, 2013

Two New Danbury Stores Tell Industry Tale

For some, food is becoming “cool” like fashion or technology, but for others it’s mainly a life necessity....More
Apr 08, 2013

Court Decision Clears Path for HFC Phaseout

HFC replacements include less costly natural refrigerants that will not have to be replaced again....More
Mar 07, 2013

Lessons From the Bashas’, Sprouts Data Breaches

Over the past month, two Arizona-based food retailers — Bashas’ and Sprouts Farmers Markets — were victims of point-of-sale malware attacks that....More
Feb 18, 2013

Higher Wages Could Be Grocers’ Best Investment

A more engaged and stable workforce represents an advantage that can’t be duplicated online....More
Jan 07, 2013

Caroline’s Cart Shows the Power of Inclusion

Caroline's Cart demonstrates how intense loyalty can be engendered simply by making the shopping experience easier....More
Dec 10, 2012

U.S. Retailers Should Follow U.K. Regarding HFCs

Supermarket refrigerant leaks are the second largest source of HFC emissions in the U.S....More
Oct 13, 2012

Help Industry Make Progress by Sharing Refrigeration Data

HFC-free refrigeration has gone mainstream in the U.K....More
Aug 25, 2012

Industry Needs to Lobby for New Energy Laws

Climate change is having a direct impact on the food industry, which needs to lobby Congress for new energy laws....More
Jun 18, 2012

Brands Need to Protect Veracity of Product Data

Kroger is working to ensure that the product data which gets out to consumers — particularly health-related information on nutrition and allergens —....More
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