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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
May 09, 2014

Retailers should act on climate change

While supermarkets may not be directly involved in agriculture, there is much the industry could do to take action on climate change and its effects....More
May 08, 2014

Retailers geo-target weather-based offers

The weather is a great conversation starter. Most of us have used it to break the ice during elevator rides and at parties. Retailers and....More
May 05, 2014

From Publix to Aldi: How consumer passion drives retailer growth

SN just unveiled a first-time list of 15 food retailers that are among the fastest growing in terms of new store development. So what’s so special....More
Apr 28, 2014

Will consumers shop for organics at Walmart, Target?

It’s been quite an interesting few weeks in the world of organics, with Walmart and Target announcing expansion of their organic offerings....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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