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 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
Feb 07, 2011

Animal Welfare Ratings Not Just for Carnivores

My brother Patrick chided himself the other day for eating something that seemed innocuous enough: a milk chocolate-covered almond. In doing so he....More
Dec 13, 2010

Warnings Have Health Consequences for Tobacco

A trip to the supermarket could become a lot less appetizing once graphic images depicting the negative consequences of smoking debut on cigarette....More
Oct 18, 2010

Industry Sorts Out Post-Consumer Waste Dilemma

Bottle deposit programs, condensed and biodegradable packaging, and reusable shopping bags have slowed the momentum of post-consumer waste. But the....More
Aug 23, 2010

Supermarkets Skirt Restrictions on Alcohol Sales

While Costco fights to privatize liquor sales in Washington, grocers who've become resigned to restrictive licensing laws and other limitations are....More
Jun 28, 2010

Is Kings Campaign Enough to Gain Critical Mass?

Simple text messages have the power to initiate change. I realized that shortly after the earthquake hit Haiti when Americans contributed millions one....More
May 03, 2010

Grocers Offer Retailer-Specific Recycling Rewards

I have a dinosaur of a computer taking up much of the limited closet space in my apartment. Although it's only about five years old, it doesn't have a....More
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