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Apr 21, 2014

Five timely insights about price and service battles

Price and service battles are playing out much like trench warfare in markets across the country, according to SN data that stems from a new....More
Apr 07, 2014

New recipes for success with Millennials

Treat Millennials as unique and special, because that’s important to this generation....More
Apr 01, 2014

GE fish is losing the PR war

While genetically engineered salmon are hardly killer velociraptors, I don’t see how AquaBounty can win over the majority of consumers with Jurassic....More
Mar 25, 2014

FDA authority should keep pace with innovation

Last week, attorneys general from more than two-dozen states and jurisdictions implored the CEOs of Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway and Kroger....More
Mar 25, 2014

Why industry collaboration has surged in importance

Anyone on the industry conference circuit knows this fact: The focus on industry collaboration efforts is heating up....More
Mar 17, 2014

With Safeway, Cerberus acquires management talent

Albertsons, it appears, has acquired a succession plan for its aging lineup of leaders....More
Mar 10, 2014

Retailers dance to faster beat with local products

The fresh side offers the best example of the behind-the-scenes logistics involved in local product merchandising....More
Feb 26, 2014

Bourbon is a boon to sales

Bourbon is busting out of the confines of mint julep glasses and oak-paneled men’s clubs to become one of the fastest growing liquors, with....More
Feb 25, 2014

Four timely questions about supermarket health boom

Coming soon is Natural Products Expo West, the giant annual exhibition and educational event, so it's appropriate here to examine four key questions....More
Feb 14, 2014

WFM shows it’s hip to be Square

Whole Foods’ announcement earlier this month that it has partnered with Square for payment processing at select in-store venues should help ease some....More
Feb 10, 2014

Independent retailers step up their offense

The annual NGA Show under way in Las Vegas is a time to spotlight the independent retail sector. Here are some examples of how independents are....More
Feb 06, 2014

The future of natural supermarkets

Supermarkets have always been resilient to meet consumer needs, changing innovations and trends....More
Feb 03, 2014

A new approach to health and wellness

An interview with Margaux Drake is always a lively and educational one....More
Jan 29, 2014

Food Lion revamp wins over a longtime supporter

Pricing and service investments are reawakening sales at Food Lion....More
Jan 27, 2014

Using common sense with Big Data

Opportunities usually come with challenges, but rarely are the two so linked as they are in Big Data....More
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