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May 11, 2015

From the heart

Just over 30 years ago the idea of a woman president of the Western Association of Food Chains — or any trade group — seemed foreign to some industry....More
May 06, 2015

A new type of craft store

Retailers have embraced craft beer, ice cream and now, soda....More
Apr 28, 2015

Five things retailers want from fresh food suppliers

SN just released the findings of its perishables state-of-the-industry survey, and the data will open some eyes....More
Apr 10, 2015

How will the California drought affect food retailing?2

In the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s order to impose mandatory cuts to water usage for the first time in the California’s history, much has....More
Mar 27, 2015

The power of protein

Consumers want more protein in their diets. While they can get it in beef, eggs and cheese and other foods that are naturally high in protein, they....More
Mar 17, 2015

Trade shows through the 'lens of food'

Phil Lempert writes about how trade shows can encourage a vibrant discussion about the food industry....More
Mar 02, 2015

Playing offense with online shopping

There are lots of ways to approach online shopping, even if you’re just a one-store retailer, and you shouldn't let fear get in your way....More
Feb 20, 2015

Stealing ideas for added value products

As I started pulling together examples of fresh ideas in produce, meat and deli, it occurred to me that some of the most interesting and unique finds....More
Feb 12, 2015

Pharmacy bills good for pharmacies, underserved patients

At a time when retail pharmacists are conducting diagnostic tests under collaborative practice agreements with physicians, and expanding into more....More
Feb 04, 2015

Independents show off their marketing talents

One of the highlights of The NGA Show, which takes place Feb. 8-11 in Las Vegas, will be the Creative Choice Awards....More
Feb 02, 2015

Independents dig deeper for differentiation strategies

Timed to coincide with the NGA Show in Las Vegas, SN has unveiled two research pieces that shed light on how independents approach differentiation....More
Jan 05, 2015

SN takes deeper dive in 2015

A year ago, SN unveiled new content plans to keep pace with the fast-changing food distribution industry. For 2015 we’re taking an even deeper dive....More
Dec 15, 2014

Top 2014 searches targeted hot topics

What were readers searching for on SN’s website in 2014? They were seeking more information about companies in transition and trends and topics in....More
Dec 05, 2014

New solutions to reducing food waste

Given that there is still a long way to go to divert all of the food that retailers waste, it’s refreshing to see some companies trying out....More
Nov 26, 2014

Treating hunger as a health issue

Just as health systems are improving patient outcomes by basing in-store clinics in food stores and partnering with retail dietitians and pharmacists....More
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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...

Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot Zwiebach has been with Supermarket News for more than 45 years — a span difficult for him to comprehend, having once been the youngest reporter on the staff. During that time he has...
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