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Apr 06, 2009

A Cooperative Culture Drives Bloom's Success

In the spring of 2004, Food Lion unveiled a new supermarket concept that promised to make grocery shopping easier. Bloom A Food Lion Market, as the....More
Apr 06, 2009

Ahold's PL Message Forces Choices on Brands

Ahold USA is sometimes known for taking a carrot-and-stick approach in dealing with brands. It holds out the promise of growth to suppliers who meet....More
Mar 30, 2009

More Changes Needed in Food Safety Audits

As the industry considers how to improve the safety of the food supply following the seemingly endless peanut-product recalls now established as the....More
Mar 30, 2009

Has Wal-Mart Found Better Neighborhood Markets?

When Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Market was launched in the late 1990s, some observers predicted big problems for supermarkets from this 40,000-square-....More
Mar 23, 2009

Stars Aligned for Food Safety Progress in Washington

The food safety train is finally moving in Washington. A flurry of developments this month has created optimism that real progress is within reach....More
Mar 23, 2009

Golden Goose Tempers Interchange Fee Reform

A time of reckoning may be at hand for the money lenders. Bankers and credit card companies, who reaped $48 billion in credit card interchange fees....More
Mar 16, 2009

Five Key Steps for Natural Products Growth in '09

A winning trade show these days is one that almost makes you forget we're in a deep recession. That was the case with last week's Natural Products....More
Mar 16, 2009

PCA's Innocent Victims Go Beyond Consumers

Creditors owed money by the Peanut Corp. of America were scheduled to convene last Thursday for the start of the peanut processor's Chapter 7....More
Mar 09, 2009

Meat Departments Benefit as Shoppers Cook More

This week, retailers and suppliers will gather in Denver for the American Meat Institute's annual Meat Conference, and, understandably, several of the....More
Mar 09, 2009

Customers Are Still Satisfied, but Does It Matter?

Stocks are plummeting. Consumer confidence is tanking. Home prices are nose diving. It's nice to know that at least one national index is relaying....More
Mar 02, 2009

How Retailers Benefit From New Cost Dynamics

The business press has been full of articles about a pricing standoff between food retailers and suppliers. As the story line goes, suppliers,....More
Feb 23, 2009

Recalls Show Need for Oversight in Supply Chain

The news has been littered lately with examples of high-level individuals behaving badly, from Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme to Wall Street....More
Feb 23, 2009

Why Internet Ranks First for Nutrition Information

Supermarkets are putting more effort into becoming comprehensive sources of nutrition information, but a new survey finds grocers are coming up short....More
Feb 16, 2009

Passion for Retailing Comes From Different Angles

The five Executives to Watch profiled in this week's cover feature, which begins on Page 10, all face some significant challenges and opportunities in....More
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
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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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