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Oct 24, 2014

Organic is back in the spotlight

After ceding the spotlight to local for the past few years, organic may once again be having a moment....More
Oct 20, 2014

Click-and-collect gaining more curb appeal

Click-and-collect, the online grocery strategy that requires customer pickup of merchandise at store curbside or elsewhere, is on a faster track....More
Oct 03, 2014

Cash-strapped Millennials will splurge on food

Spicy quinoa salad with Chimichurri dressing and a cold-pressed apple, celery, beet, ginger, parsley, spinach and lemon concoction seem like a....More
Sep 29, 2014

Natural products: Six steps to supermarket big leagues

Natural products suppliers are vying to introduce new items to supermarkets, but often they don’t understand how this retail channel really works....More
Sep 08, 2014

The final word on Market Basket’s meltdown

We need to capture the best takeaways and create something positive for the entire industry from this unprecedented Market Basket saga....More
Aug 29, 2014

Why Uber matters in food

I’m sure you have noticed how Uber has upped the game in same-day delivery, social media, mobile payments – and food....More
Aug 22, 2014

A curtain rises on new idea-sharing platform

SN just launched a new online idea-sharing platform called IdeaXchange, which it serves up thoughtful, conversational content from industry experts....More
Aug 22, 2014

The new standard for local?

Now some retailers are using a new criterion for local fruits and vegetables: how long it takes for produce to get from the field to the store....More
Aug 08, 2014

The day I turned my car into a cart

I was shopping in my local Stop & Shop when I passed an endcap display for laundry detergent. While the detergent specials were enticing, what....More
Aug 04, 2014

Five mega-trends driving category sales

SN’s annual Category Guide offers consumer and business insights into what’s driving category trends....More
Jul 21, 2014

Expansion strategies drive Power retail executives

Retail competition is intense and home shopping is gaining momentum, but the allure of adding more stores is hard to resist....More
Jul 14, 2014

Remembering the supercenter

There was a time not all that long ago when Walmart Supercenters represented a food retailer’s worst nightmare. Not any more. But it's still Walmart....More
Jun 23, 2014

Three key takeaways from FMI Connect/United Fresh 2014

The food industry is just back from the big FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014 events in Chicago, and a ton of industry insights have emerged from....More
Jun 09, 2014

Private label’s next acts on center store stage

SN's new Center Store Survey shows that retailers are bullish on the center aisles, in no small part because of continued success in private labels....More
May 19, 2014

Whole Foods goes 'radical' in face of big challenges

The nation’s largest natural foods retailer just drew skepticism after lowering financial projections in the wake of unprecedented levels of....More
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David Orgel

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...

Jon Springer

Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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