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Oct 12, 2015

It's time to look around at new competitors

A supermarket’s competition these days includes just about everyone — not just other supermarkets. It is not about market share; it is about share of....More
Oct 09, 2015

3 ways to convert social media insights to real world successes

Monitoring online conversations enables food retailers to adapt their offerings accordingly. Here are three top tips for food retailers on how to use....More
Oct 07, 2015

Nothing lasts forever: Just ask National Tea, Penn Fruit, Grand Union8

Supermarkets, like all businesses, come and go. Some disappear suddenly, while others fade ever so slowly from sight....More
Sep 28, 2015

Why ‘middle’ is no longer a dirty word for supermarkets6

The worst thing about conventional wisdom is it’s often mistaken for absolute truth. Case in point is the assumption that supermarkets are stuck in....More
Sep 23, 2015

Why retailers need to capitalize on loyalty program data1

Lidl's new loyalty card in Scotland marks a milestone for hard discounters, but it's missing a key component of successful loyalty programs....More
Sep 16, 2015

Industry shake-ups call for HR to step up4

The supermarket industry has several growth and expansion initiatives being played out. Too often HR is playing catch up when what is really needed....More
Sep 01, 2015

Why supermarkets are only fair in health and wellness

Supermarkets are ringing up healthy sales in wellness, but a new industry survey shows supermarkets' efforts leave a lot to be desired — by their....More
Aug 28, 2015

A rising tide lifts all boats: Successful approach for winning the clean label challenge2

If the clean label trend is here to stay, consumers, brands and private label can all come out winners if manufacturers and retailers develop a long-....More
Aug 26, 2015

Supermarkets must help shoppers understand climate change

Most shoppers do not make the connection between weather conditions and the prices (or availability) of the foods they have on their shopping list....More
Aug 24, 2015

Andronico’s offers innovative approach to health

Natural and organic foods have become democratized, and supermarket retailers have made registered dietitians available to the masses, but now health....More
Aug 21, 2015

5 myths of online grocery, debunked1

The supermarket industry's digital adoption has yet to explode due to industry myths, but data actually shows that, when done right, online grocery....More
Jul 29, 2015

Five reasons why nonfoods need a bigger stage1

You don’t have to be in the food retail industry to know many supermarkets don’t consider nonfoods a core segment — but there are a number of reasons....More
Jul 24, 2015

Time to rethink the produce department?1

The thing about produce departments is, they kind of all look the same....More
Jun 29, 2015

Gen Y finally comes of age in retailers’ eyes

For years, Millennials were influential, but they weren’t moving the needle for supermarkets as much as hoped. Gen Y was on the radar, but not the....More
May 26, 2015

Food industry 2025 comes into view

It’s only 2015 but we can already see 10 years out. That’s the conclusion of Technomic in a new and convincing report on where things are headed....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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