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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Sep 22, 2008

Time to Mull Lessons From Produce Safety Scares

An industry's problems prompt a national crisis of confidence. Consumers are put at risk. Media attention is focused on the fallout. Government....More
Sep 15, 2008

Hard Times Won't Slow Upscale-Meals Momentum

With all the talk of shoppers trading down, you'd think supermarkets would be scaling back on restaurant-quality fare. Sure, I know, supermarkets....More
Sep 08, 2008

Hard Discounters May Win Small-Box Sweepstakes

America has lots of problems, but a lack of stores isn't one of them. No presidential candidates are campaigning on the platform of accelerating the....More
Sep 01, 2008

Fall Preview: Five Key Consumer Gauges to Watch

Predicting the future is a highly risky activity. That becomes clear when you look back at our primarily upbeat financial analyst roundtable from a....More
Aug 25, 2008

Can Safeway Become a Lab for Other Retailers?

Despite its name, Safeway does not always choose the safe way. In fact, this retailer is a leader in thinking out of the box. It's not hard to rattle....More
Aug 18, 2008

How This Economy Is Transforming Category Sales

This annual issue of SN provides a comprehensive update on supermarket categories, but this year the economy and inflation steal the spotlight. The....More
Aug 11, 2008

Whole Foods' Retooling May Not Be Whole Solution

This is definitely the longest summer for Whole Foods. The natural food retailer's acquisition of Wild Oats was challenged by a federal appeals court....More
Aug 04, 2008

Economic Storm Finally Crashes Into Supermarkets

Until late last month supermarkets still could say they were mostly unscathed by the economic slump. Sure, consumers showed signs of trading down and....More
Jul 28, 2008

Has Simon Delivered Bad News for Online Grocers?

The news this month that regional Internet grocer SimonDelivers will shut down might set off alarm bells in some circles. This was a home shopping....More
Jul 14, 2008

Today's Turbulence Has Many Thinking Past Perfect

From the workplace to the dinner table, people are re-embracing earlier practices....More
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