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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
Jan 14, 2014

Chowing down in the drug store

It’s not just candy bars and cereal in the pharmacy anymore. It’s mac and cheese with gruyere and white truffle oil. It’s fresh salad bars. It’s hot....More
Jan 13, 2014

Take a tour of SN’s new content plans

At SN we’d like to start off the year by making clear our content plans for 2014, because they are exciting and based on extensive feedback from....More
Dec 30, 2013

It's Time For FDA to Define Natural

At the tail end of a year when the genetically modified labeling debate spilled over to GM-containing products that make natural claims, the Food and....More
Dec 23, 2013

Albertsons’ Surprise Success One of 2013’s Top Stories

The Albertsons chain of events was one of the biggest supermarket stories in 2013 — but the story turned out much different than expected, much to....More
Dec 16, 2013

Food Retailers Boost Their Images in 2013

From Aldi to Hannaford, retailers are benefiting from positive recognition for offering enjoyable shopping experiences, being socially responsible....More
Dec 16, 2013

Supermarkets Can Add Appeal to Shopping

Whether catering to customers with or without children, an extra service can be enough to make your store stand out from the competition....More
Dec 09, 2013

How Ahold Avoids Imposing the ‘Dutch Way’

CEO Dick Boer proceeds carefully in the U.S. with an eye on the complexities of this market....More
Dec 09, 2013

Obesity Battle: The Role of Supermarkets

Now is the time for supermarkets to prove that they are at the center of the health and wellness community....More
Nov 25, 2013

Try Using Our Brains to Please Customers

New research into shopper decision-making misses the point by using MRI scanners....More
Nov 25, 2013

Supermarkets Key to Incentivizing Health

Supermarkets are getting involved in health incentive programs that offer cash-back on healthy food purchases....More
Nov 18, 2013

Costco Draws New Praise for an Old Game

Consistent strategy is lauded as a great strength by trading partners....More
Nov 18, 2013

The Grinch That Will Fail to Steal Christmas

Will the Grinch put a stop to seasonal spending? Could it be the recovery soon will be ending?....More
Nov 04, 2013

Widen Recruitment Net to Avoid HR Crisis

A new approach to growing the candidate pool as market tightens....More
Nov 04, 2013

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Vegetable Street?

This latest partnership shows the produce industry is willing to step up its game....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...

Mark Hamstra

Mark Hamstra is the content director of Supermarket News covering events and trends in food retailing. Mark joined SN in 2001 as the editor of the Nonfoods section, became the editor of the Retail/...
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