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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
May 03, 2016

What’s ahead for fresh foods growth at retail 

Fresh foods is one of the brightest stories in food retailing today, and somehow it continues to get better....More
Apr 29, 2016

Embracing the softer side of personalized marketing

When data-driven analysis is done well, marketers can target specific shoppers with highly tailored offers and track their uptake and behavior over....More
Apr 27, 2016

Sampling with the 5 senses to grow sales4

Sampling can be a powerful tool for increasing brand awareness, but done badly it can be worse than useless....More
Apr 13, 2016

The 5 x 5 Approach: Converting grocery shoppers into HBC customers

Grocery retailers are still only capturing a mere 18% of the total HBC market, which means there is a huge opportunity for continued growth in this....More
Apr 08, 2016

Click-and-collect continues to evolve, but where is it headed?

Even though chains have implemented click-and-collect — including Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods — they can’t provide the same level of convenience....More
Apr 06, 2016

Why Millennials still mystify the food industry1

I’ve seen two main reactions when the subject of Millennials comes up among retailers and manufacturers, as it often does these days....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 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...
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