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Oct 14, 2016

Recalculating the value proposition 

Today, consumers of the value proposition are looking at where a product is made, how it is made, who is making it, what is its impact and how....More
Oct 13, 2016

What it takes to compete with Walmart4

Walmart isn’t going anywhere. If anything, Walmart will increase its emphasis on grocery. So what are grocers to do?....More
Oct 10, 2016

Why retailers should enable households to shop as a team

A shared in-store loyalty app gives shoppers the opportunity to share shopping lists and access promotions, says Birdzi CEO Shekar Raman in this SN....More
Sep 28, 2016

How in-store scarcity techniques can increase sales

Scarcity techniques can be a powerful tool in supermarkets, but it can also trigger distrust and a perceived reduction in product value....More
Aug 31, 2016

Incentivizing the shopping cart with mobile-based coupons

Supermarket chains and grocers are now paying closer attention to leveraging mobile technology as a way to get closer to their customers, and....More
Aug 24, 2016

How big data can help supermarkets tackle food waste3

If a supermarket is provided real-time information and analytics that track their processes related to food disposal, they can better manage the....More
Aug 11, 2016

Omnishoppers reward brands and retailers collaborating

The old paradigm depended on customers remembering the products they wanted during weekly shopping trips, but the omnishopper model rewards brands....More
Aug 09, 2016

Products, not experience, drive Millennials to online shopping

E-commerce has made it possible like never before for niche brands to reach Millennials who favor the authenticity, uniqueness, quality and....More
Aug 02, 2016

Talking chicken with shoppers

The National Chicken Council wants to do a better job of providing retailers with the resources they need to provide shoppers with the level of....More
Jul 22, 2016

Supermarkét Go: The future of shopping?1

Supermarkets can bring a game-like environment in-store to create an opportunity for shoppers to engage with the brand while also saving money, which....More
Jul 06, 2016

Retailers battling Amazon need multi-front strategy1

As online shopping gradually becomes a bigger piece of the pie, and supermarkets and other food retailers hone their models, Amazon remains the 800-....More
Jun 28, 2016

The grocer's guide to stocking and selling socially minded products1

Consumers respond particularly well to products that tell a socially conscious story. The lesson? Find products for your shelves that show social....More
Jun 02, 2016

Why Millennials are ready for less digital 

If someone told you that young people in their 20s and early 30s prefer to spend less time on digital devices and platforms, would you believe it?....More
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
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Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...

Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.
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