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Oct 21, 2013

And the Award for Digital Goes to … No One

An honest look at companies’ digital skill sets finds lots of room for improvement....More
Oct 21, 2013

Hannaford Helps Get Uninsured Up to Speed

Shoppers with health care questions find answers at Hannaford....More
Oct 14, 2013

Thinking ‘Small’ on a Big-Time Challenge

It’s time for suppliers to commit to working more closely with smaller retailers....More
Oct 14, 2013

Putting Out Fires While Legislators Fiddle

The food industry once again stepped up to the plate in a time of crisis....More
Sep 30, 2013

A Better Recipe for Succeeding With Chefs

It’s time to solidify the relatively new marriage between store and chef to help advance it....More
Sep 30, 2013

Retailers Cultivate Rich Food Experiences

Savvy retailers — both supermarkets and restaurants — are making food about more than just food....More
Sep 16, 2013

Kroger’s Prospects Hinge on Price Leadership

The giant retailer could become more vulnerable if its major competitors continue to invest in price....More
Sep 16, 2013

The Genome, Nutraceuticals and Your Store

Genetics will soon be used to identify individual preferences in taste, smell and texture....More
Sep 09, 2013

Retailers Embrace New Health Incentives

There’s a wider recognition of the need to tie healthy offerings to value and financial rewards....More
Sep 09, 2013

National Database Would Limit Drug Abuse

Pharmacies are helping wage war on prescription drug abuse but they need more resources....More
Sep 02, 2013

Why Millennials Continue to Disappoint

This generation still hasn’t met its potential to form households and jumpstart spending....More
Sep 02, 2013

Sprouts Wins by Flipping the Margin Model

Sprouts in many ways has positioned itself in a “sweet spot” where traditional supermarkets would like to be....More
Aug 19, 2013

How Much Will Amazon ‘Disrupt’ Grocery?

Supermarkets need to assess the dangers associated with AmazonFresh's expansion and make smart preparation moves....More
Aug 19, 2013

Some Relief Expected for Protein Prices

As a result of more affordable feed, it will be a whole lot cheaper to raise livestock....More
Aug 12, 2013

Retailers Bet the Farm on Local Strategies

Eyeing a new wave of innovative efforts involving farms, and how the trend impacts retailers ranging from Dorothy Lane to Meijer....More
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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...

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