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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May 12, 2012

A Personal Take on the Evolution of Scan It!

It’s rare that I get a bird’s eye view of the retail technology I cover for SN, but that has been the case with the Scan It! shopping system offered....More
Apr 09, 2012

Sobeys Shows How to Forestall Climate Change

Retailers are in a position to do something about global warming — the part caused by refrigerants....More
Mar 12, 2012

Mobile Apps Offer New Trove of Consumer Data

For years retailers stockpiled consumer data without necessarily knowing what to do with it....More
Nov 07, 2011

The Deeper Questions Raised by Self-Checkout

Consumers often ask whether their scan-and-bag efforts on behalf of a store are worth it....More
Sep 12, 2011

Greenhouses Improve Access to Local Produce

Though still a miniscule part of the food business, the growth of farmers' markets says something important about consumer tastes and where food....More
Jul 25, 2011

Retailers Can Enlighten Consumers on Bulb Brouhaha

The modest light bulb has become a kind of lightning rod for anti-environmental sentiment in the House of Representatives. Over the past month, House....More
May 23, 2011

Nutrition Programs Are Influencing Shopper Choices

Since Hannaford Bros. introduced its Guiding Stars program in 2006, nutritional labeling guidance programs of various kinds have proliferated across....More
Mar 28, 2011

Green Store Programs Can Spur a Culture Change

It was with some chagrin that I read recently that in some of its regions Kroger has ended its practice of giving shoppers rebates of 3 to 5 cents or....More
Jan 24, 2011

New Technologies Augur Change at the Checkout

For supermarket operators, the checkout remains the technological linchpin of the store, the very heartbeat of retail activity. As such, retailers are....More
Dec 06, 2010

Retailers Need to Prepare for New Refrigerant Rules

This week, two major environmental conferences that involve the food industry are taking place. In Cancun, Mexico, the Cancun Climate Summit, the....More
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