David Orgel

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Supermarket News

David Orgel is executive director, content, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a column and blog in Supermarket News. He has previously held editorial positions with other publications covering the business of retailing, including those focused on membership warehouse clubs, outlet stores, and department and specialty stores. He is a board member of the industry’s anti-hunger organization Making Change and chair of the Editorial Committee of American Business Media.

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in Viewpoints May 03, 2016

What’s ahead for fresh foods growth at retail 

Fresh foods is one of the brightest stories in food retailing today, and somehow it continues to get better....More
in Viewpoints Apr 06, 2016

Why Millennials still mystify the food industry

I’ve seen two main reactions when the subject of Millennials comes up among retailers and manufacturers, as it often does these days....More
in Viewpoints Mar 07, 2016

New findings spotlight long-running natural merchandising debate 

SN's Whole Health Survey helps answer the question: Should you integrate or segregate natural and organic products in the supermarket?....More
in Viewpoints Feb 02, 2016

Lessons in great customer experience from an unexpected place

A most satisfying customer experience reminded me of independent food retailers and how they often ace the needs of shoppers in local markets....More
in Viewpoints Jan 05, 2016

SN's 2016 directions serve 'disrupted' industry 

Last month SN presented its inaugural list of 25 “Disruptors” — people transforming food retailing in an era of unprecedented change. So how do we....More
in Viewpoints Dec 07, 2015

How ‘Disruptors’ are exploding business models

Disruption is all about throwing things into confusion and disorder. For better or worse, that’s a familiar scenario to many in the food industry....More
in Viewpoints Oct 26, 2015

What the two R’s can learn from each other

You'd be surprised by how much the two R’s — retailers and restaurants — have in common, even excluding the obvious fact that both sell food....More
in Viewpoints Sep 28, 2015

Why ‘middle’ is no longer a dirty word for supermarkets

The worst thing about conventional wisdom is it’s often mistaken for absolute truth. Case in point is the assumption that supermarkets are stuck in....More
in Viewpoints Sep 01, 2015

Why supermarkets are only fair in health and wellness

Supermarkets are ringing up healthy sales in wellness, but a new industry survey shows supermarkets' efforts leave a lot to be desired — by their....More
in Viewpoints Jul 29, 2015

Five reasons why nonfoods need a bigger stage

You don’t have to be in the food retail industry to know many supermarkets don’t consider nonfoods a core segment — but there are a number of reasons....More
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