Phil Lempert

Contributing Editor, Supermarket News

For more than 25 years, Phil Lempert has been an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products and the changing retail landscape. He’s identified and explained impending trends to consumers and some of the most prestigious companies worldwide. Known as The Supermarket Guru, Lempert is a distinguished author and speaker and is currently a contributing editor to Supermarket News.

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Jul 04, 2011

What's Next for Food Trucks and Supermarkets?

Some supermarket operators have embraced the latest foodservice trend by opening up their parking lots to food trucks, and creating a special weekly....More
Jun 06, 2011

How Much Does Extreme Couponing Trend Hurt?

When I saw the first episode of Extreme Couponing on cable's TLC network last December, my sense was that the viewing public would learn new ways to....More
May 09, 2011

What We Should Learn From Sam and Sascha

I would suggest that all of us need a role model or mentor. The food business is one of the greatest, albeit most complicated businesses and being....More
Apr 11, 2011

Supermarket Dietitians Need Bigger Wellness Role

One thing is for sure our shoppers are getting fatter, they have more diseases and are pleading for more information and help in order to manage and....More
Mar 14, 2011

Cook Up a New ‘Recipe’ for Healthy Relationship

Every retailer of every type, whether it be home repair, bath accessories, clothing or even sporting goods, wants to sell food products - a proven way....More
Feb 14, 2011

It's Important to Salute Supermarket Best Bagger

This week in Las Vegas, 23 supermarket baggers from states all across the U.S. from New York to California compete for the top prize of $10,000 and a....More
Jan 17, 2011

The Stress, and Opportunity, of the Super Bowl

I have never been a fan of the month of January. I'll admit I do not enjoy skiing, short days, gray skies, cold weather or wearing parkas with fuzzy....More
Dec 20, 2010

Social Media, Supermarkets and Today's Shopper

If I receive one more email that contains a link to survey my social media habits, I will surely scream! All of these surveys (and I seem to attract....More
Nov 22, 2010

Six of the ‘New’ Food Trends to Watch in 2011

The updated USDA dietary guidelines in conjunction with technological advancements and the First Lady's Let's Move program will mark 2011 as the year....More
Oct 25, 2010

Evolution: The Time for Food Trucks Has Arrived!

On Passaic Avenue, at the corner of Passaic Park and the train station, in Passaic, N.J., stood Tom's Truck. Tom's was an early 1950s Chevy panel (the....More
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