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Feb 02, 2016

Lessons in great customer experience from an unexpected place

A most satisfying customer experience reminded me of independent food retailers and how they often ace the needs of shoppers in local markets....More
Jan 29, 2016

Retailers, are you making the most of price optimization?

Here are four things you can do to make the most of your price optimization strategy....More
Jan 15, 2016

How to expand fresh departments while avoiding pitfalls

Just because there may be strategic value in expanding your fresh offerings, does not mean that you are ready to do so....More
Jan 05, 2016

SN's 2016 directions serve 'disrupted' industry 

Last month SN presented its inaugural list of 25 “Disruptors” — people transforming food retailing in an era of unprecedented change. So how do we....More
Dec 22, 2015

5 things to consider before selecting an online marketplace for your supermarket

Setting up a marketplace is technically complex and any supermarket should ensure that it gets the appropriate technical and business help....More
Dec 08, 2015

How the U.S. can grow organic production

Retailers looking to expand their organic food offerings are finding that consumer demand is growing faster than supply. What can be done to....More
Dec 07, 2015

How ‘Disruptors’ are exploding business models1

Disruption is all about throwing things into confusion and disorder. For better or worse, that’s a familiar scenario to many in the food industry....More
Dec 04, 2015

Great people, great grocery — and the link to operational excellence in support of the shopper

The fuel powering great grocery is often linked to important aspects of operations — supply chain, merchandising, planning and daily execution....More
Oct 26, 2015

What the two R’s can learn from each other1

You'd be surprised by how much the two R’s — retailers and restaurants — have in common, even excluding the obvious fact that both sell food....More
Oct 16, 2015

I read the news today, oh boy9

Mary Luzetski is 93 years old. She lives in a retirement rental community in Greenlawn, N.Y. known as Paumanack Village, which opened in 1980 as a....More
Oct 14, 2015

4 ways natural retailers can attract new moms

First-time mothers represent a window of opportunity for natural retailers. If new moms can be reached while on the cusp of a new life stage (....More
Oct 12, 2015

It's time to look around at new competitors

A supermarket’s competition these days includes just about everyone — not just other supermarkets. It is not about market share; it is about share of....More
Oct 09, 2015

3 ways to convert social media insights to real world successes

Monitoring online conversations enables food retailers to adapt their offerings accordingly. Here are three top tips for food retailers on how to use....More
Oct 07, 2015

Nothing lasts forever: Just ask National Tea, Penn Fruit, Grand Union9

Supermarkets, like all businesses, come and go. Some disappear suddenly, while others fade ever so slowly from sight....More
Sep 28, 2015

Why ‘middle’ is no longer a dirty word for supermarkets6

The worst thing about conventional wisdom is it’s often mistaken for absolute truth. Case in point is the assumption that supermarkets are stuck in....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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