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May 13, 2016

European push to ban generic food names goes too far

Imagine if U.S. supermarkets could no longer sell parmesan cheese as “parmesan” and feta as “feta.” Instead, they were forced to label these products....More
May 06, 2016

Economic development in a microcosm: A small town's pursuit of a grocer1

Small Town America is always a special place, whether it’s in the heartland or in my incredible hometown – just 30 miles away from the....More
May 03, 2016

What’s ahead for fresh foods growth at retail 

Fresh foods is one of the brightest stories in food retailing today, and somehow it continues to get better....More
Apr 29, 2016

Embracing the softer side of personalized marketing

When data-driven analysis is done well, marketers can target specific shoppers with highly tailored offers and track their uptake and behavior over....More
Apr 27, 2016

Sampling with the 5 senses to grow sales4

Sampling can be a powerful tool for increasing brand awareness, but done badly it can be worse than useless....More
Apr 13, 2016

The 5 x 5 Approach: Converting grocery shoppers into HBC customers

Grocery retailers are still only capturing a mere 18% of the total HBC market, which means there is a huge opportunity for continued growth in this....More
Apr 08, 2016

Click-and-collect continues to evolve, but where is it headed?

Even though chains have implemented click-and-collect — including Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods — they can’t provide the same level of convenience....More
Apr 06, 2016

Why Millennials still mystify the food industry1

I’ve seen two main reactions when the subject of Millennials comes up among retailers and manufacturers, as it often does these days....More
Apr 04, 2016

Millennials come of age: How will their eating behaviors evolve?

Manufacturers and retailers want to know how Millennials' eating behaviors will change as they form households, raise children and go through other....More
Mar 31, 2016

Milestone anniversaries link industry's past to present2

Business anniversaries are certainly a cause for celebration, and 2016 marks 100 years for Wegmans and United Supermarkets, and 90 years for AWG,....More
Mar 10, 2016

5 cloud levers that drive category sales and margins

Retailers and CPGs can take advantage of shopper data to align assortment offerings and space allocations with the behavior and preferences of their....More
Mar 08, 2016

Millennials in the grocery store: Are they really that much different from older generations?2

Millennials have been, arguably, the most scrutinized generation to date. But are they really that much different from older generations?....More
Mar 07, 2016

New findings spotlight long-running natural merchandising debate 

SN's Whole Health Survey helps answer the question: Should you integrate or segregate natural and organic products in the supermarket?....More
Mar 02, 2016

Build trust, grow sales with allergen best practices

Creating magical service experiences for customers who have special dietary requests starts with a C-suite commitment to a special diets program....More
Mar 01, 2016

7 steps for supermarket online growth2

Seven steps grocery retailers need to take now to ensure they don’t lose out as online grocery grows in overall share of purchases....More
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Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined...

Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot Zwiebach has been with Supermarket News for more than 45 years — a span difficult for him to comprehend, having once been the youngest reporter on the staff. During that time he has...
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