Julie Gallagher

Senior Content Manager, Supermarket News

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology & Logistics section in 2004, but has since covered every supermarket food category under the sun. She reported on trends taking place around the store’s perimeter as part of her two-year tenure with SN’s Fresh Market section before being named Center Store editor in 2007. She was appointed senior content editor in 2013 and senior content manager in 2014.

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Sep 15, 2012

Mandatory GM Labeling Would Require Major Change

Manufacturers will reformulate rather than label products as “partially produced with genetic engineering.”....More
Jul 22, 2012

Exclusive Brands Add Wonder to the Mundane

While attending last year’s Fancy Food Show, Anita De Santo, a buyer for HEB’s Central Market, decided to source a seven-flavor line of craft ice....More
May 19, 2012

In-Store Pharmacies Target Pet Prescription Needs

Retail pharmacies are doing business on their own terms by catering to uninsured pets....More
Mar 12, 2012

Social Media Requires Savvier Networking Skills

Social networks are growing at breakneck speed with newer entrants like digital pinboard Pinterest proliferating faster than any other medium to date....More
Feb 10, 2012

Digital Apps Mobilize Smartphone Shoppers

Strategies that shift labor from store associates to shoppers have elicited mixed reviews from retailers and the consumers they’re designed to....More
Nov 14, 2011

Plan to Help Grow Fair Trade Could Hinder It

A new plan by Fair Trade USA aims to build on the momentum of the movement at a time when sales of products supporting the equitable trade model are....More
Sep 19, 2011

DIY May Not Fly With Alcohol at Fresh & Easy

Big Y took a page out of the Kroger Co. and Albertson LLC books last week when it shared plans to eliminate self-checkouts to help improve customer....More
Jul 11, 2011

Technologies Should Make Shopping More Efficient

Tesco's South Korean chain, Home Plus, is helping commuters solve the what's for dinner tonight quandary on their way to work. According to an MIT....More
May 30, 2011

Without Funding, Future of Food Safety Unclear

Two major parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act are set to take effect Wednesday just as a House Appropriations spending bill threatens to cut....More
Apr 04, 2011

Supermarkets Need to Prepare for Silver Tsunami

As a woman in my 30s, I consider products for their anti-aging benefits, but it was a kit designed to make me feel 50 years older that caught my....More
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