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Nov 09, 2009

Health Efforts Now Go Deeper With Broader Reach

The recession has killed off a lot of things profligate spending, eating out, retirement. But one clear survivor has been health and wellness. For....More
Nov 09, 2009

Extreme Savers Are Honing Their Shopping Skills

Americans are taking part in a new sports craze. But knee bends, sit-ups and leg squats aren't part of their warm-up. In fact, athleticism isn't even....More
Nov 02, 2009

Technology Migrates From Backroom to Store Floor

It wasn't planned that way, but this week's print edition of SN could be themed The Technology Issue. Between the bookend anniversary features online....More
Nov 02, 2009

Are Restaurants Winning Even as They Lose Share?

It's no secret that restaurants are in the doldrums as shoppers eat more at home. But restaurants may be quietly capturing the hearts and minds of....More
Oct 26, 2009

Dairy Product Labeling Isn't Such a COOL Concept

Earlier this month, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a bill that would extend mandatory....More
Oct 26, 2009

Supervalu Gets 'A' for Vision, But Challenges Loom

For those accustomed to CEO conference calls with financial analysts, which typically focus on near-term developments, last week's Supervalu....More
Oct 19, 2009

What Technology Is Needed to Survive a Recession?

In good times and bad, retail technology occupies an important place in any food retailer's business. But in the harsh economic climate of the past....More
Oct 19, 2009

Future Connect Spotlighted What Really Matters

The long-awaited FMI Future Connect conference was held last week, which under normal circumstances would mean it's over. But this one is definitely....More
Oct 12, 2009

How Partnerships Succeeding in Time of Friction

These aren't the smoothest of times for retailer-supplier partnerships. Retailers are acting more forcefully to remake their merchandising strategies....More
Oct 12, 2009

Holidays Need Not Be Dismal With Charity a Goal

Fourth-quarter holidays and events used to be simpler and a lot less expensive. That's before merchants claimed the fourth quarter to generate 25% to....More
Oct 05, 2009

Notes From the Washington Lobbying Front Lines

I've been covering the food industry for many years, but there was at least one thing I'd never done: attend a lobbying session on Capitol Hill. So as....More
Oct 05, 2009

Why Smart Choices Not Necessarily the Healthiest

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey reveals that fewer than one in 10 U.S. high-schoolers consumes the daily recommended amount....More
Sep 28, 2009

Benefits of New Media Are Increasingly Measurable

OK, so the bulk of your shoppers don't even use your website or Twitter page. Your conclusion is that investing a lot of effort in electronic media....More
Sep 21, 2009

Why Many Customers Still Don't Feel Appreciated

One of the biggest dangers for any business is to assume their customers feel appreciated. It's easy to make this mistake. Supermarkets know that in....More
Sep 21, 2009

Ultimate Local-Sourcing Model Still Science Fiction

Supermarkets raising their home-grown veggies in hydroponic greenhouses is science that smacks of science fiction. Picture it. Steamy rooftop gardens....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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