David Orgel

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Supermarket News

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly column 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 Food for All and a member of the Editorial Committee of American Business Media.

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Aug 17, 2009

Why Food Retailing Battle Is Again a Free-for-All

One of the few advantages of this recession was that it led to clear-cut consumer behavior that could be counted on. High gas prices meant consumers....More
Aug 10, 2009

How Store Brands Turn Feedback Into Marketing

Private label is red hot, but even more interesting than its market share is its marketing. On the one hand, retailers are trumpeting their own-brand....More
Aug 03, 2009

Two Studies Point to Deeper Relationship Building

Research surveys often confirm things we know or point to completely new developments. Two new industry studies both relating to relationship building....More
Jul 27, 2009

New In-Store Kiosk Tests Limits of Self-Service

The supermarket industry has employed technology for some big in-store advances over the years. But for every technology that hit a home run, others....More
Jul 20, 2009

Why We Sliced and Diced the Power 50 Rankings

You might say our Power 50 roster was hit by a case of the seven-year itch. This annual ranking of the industry's most influential people, begun in....More
Jul 13, 2009

Good Time for Suppliers to Target Independent Retailers

It seems that no matter how many years go by, independent retailers still get second-class treatment from many in this industry....More
Jul 06, 2009

Honeymoon Is Over for Nutrition Rating Systems

For a brief time nutrition navigation systems seemed like the best thing since, well, sliced bread. Hannaford Bros.'s 2006 launch of its in-store....More
Jun 29, 2009

Updating the Advice on How to Battle Wal-Mart

When my tenure at Supermarket News began in the early-to-mid-1990s, retailers were anxiously devising plans to compete with the growing threat from....More
Jun 22, 2009

Retailers Don't Need to Fear Younger Generations

As a Baby Boomer, I have fond feelings about my generation. But as one of the younger members of that group, I like to think I can detect growing gaps....More
Jun 15, 2009

How a Blog's-Eye View Enhances Food Trade Events

As I walked through the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's Seminar and Expo last week in Atlanta, I could see there was a lot to take in a....More
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