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Feb 16, 2009

Is the Next Shoe Dropping in Retail Price Battle?

No one expected this to be an easy year for food retailers, but an analyst's warning last week raised the level of concern about how major grocers....More
Feb 09, 2009

SN Survey Shows Retailers Won't Get Fooled Again

Food retailers, like almost everyone else, were caught off guard by the severity of last year's downturn. Nevertheless, they outperformed almost every....More
Feb 09, 2009

Generics Could Lower Bar for Retail Pharmacy

Generic drugs have become a godsend for consumers, especially in times of economic stress. Ever since Wal-Mart introduced the $4, 30-day generic....More
Feb 02, 2009

Retailers Limit Tainted Peanut Butter’s Spread

Just weeks after Salmonella Typhimurium was first linked to products that contain peanut butter produced by Peanut Corp. of America....More
Feb 02, 2009

Marketers Can Reach Shoppers Devoted to Lists

Marketers tend to be optimistic folks who are ready for a good challenge....More
Jan 26, 2009

Which Tech Systems Are Most Critical in Recession?

In the current economic crisis, food retailers have two advantages. The first is the obvious one that people always have to eat, and in a recession....More
Jan 26, 2009

Capturing the Breadth of Sustainability From A to Z

Like many fledgling initiatives, sustainability in the retail industry has evolved in a somewhat erratic pattern. Projects emerge around the world in....More
Jan 19, 2009

Obama Administration Should Cut Ethanol Subsidies

Barack Obama will be sworn in as our nation's 44th president this week, and by any account, he's got his work cut out for him with regard to the....More
Jan 19, 2009

Pivotal Time for FMI, GMA and Their Members

Industry veterans attending last week's Food Marketing Institute Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando would be excused if they failed to....More
Jan 12, 2009

SN's Annual Sales Ranking Reflects Volatile Period

Think of SN's annual Top 75 List of retailers and wholesalers as a snapshot that marks where the industry has traveled over the past year. This time....More
Jan 12, 2009

Pharmacy Faces a Decisive Year in Washington

Events this year could determine the future of retail pharmacy. As the year begins, supermarkets are faring comparatively well on the dismal retail....More
Jan 05, 2009

Time for Supermarkets to Showcase Nutrition

Supermarkets have crafted a host of clever promotions and merchandising devices to accommodate budget-stressed shoppers, from cents off at the gas....More
Jan 05, 2009

Answering the Big Question: What Will 2009 Bring?

The business world is mulling the year ahead with much trepidation. Many supermarket CEOs, however, are choosing to focus on opportunities in the....More
Dec 22, 2008

Why the Imports Picture Is Cloudy at Best for 2009

In a subdued holiday season when many Americans are hunkering down at home assuming they still have a home few consumers are giving thought to global....More
Dec 22, 2008

Setting the Table With Food Glorious Food

Good news! The economy has driven Americans back home to the dinner table. According to a recent consumer survey conducted by Allrecipes.com, 80% of....More
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David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

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Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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