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Nov 10, 2008

How Best to Compete With a Re-Energized Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart went from retail juggernaut in the 1990s to stumbling giant a few years later. But now the Bentonville behemoth has regained its momentum and....More
Nov 03, 2008

Why Local Sourcing Doesn't Live by Green Alone

Proponents of local foods these days focus their attention on the environment and food safety. Phrases such as carbon footprint and food miles are....More
Nov 03, 2008

Silver, Not Gold, for Supermarkets This Holiday

Are there any bright spots for the holiday selling season, with all the doom and gloom? A series of reports last week were not encouraging as the....More
Oct 27, 2008

The High Cost of Pricing Mistakes in This Economy

It's tempting to say it's the economy's fault in describing shortfalls in retail financial results. But recently, both Supervalu and A&P took at least....More
Oct 27, 2008

FDA Intervention Not Needed for Produce Safety

It's not at all uncommon for American industries to tell the government that everyone corporations and consumers alike will be better off if their....More
Oct 20, 2008

IT Offers Supermarkets Another Green Opportunity

Retailers adopting a strategy in their stores or warehouses ordinarily turn to a number of well-known solutions, from solar panels and wind energy to....More
Oct 20, 2008

Retailers Looking at the Web From Both Sides Now

If you could look back at supermarket websites from the mid to late 1990s, you'd no doubt see lots of static images of in-store weekly circulars....More
Oct 13, 2008

Promotion, Marketing Key to Pharmacy, Clinic Profits

In-store health clinics and pharmacies have more in common than their roles in health care. They are difficult businesses to develop and then make a....More
Oct 13, 2008

How Earlier Decisions Made Kroger Right for Today

More than a few observers have noted that Kroger stands out among major supermarket operators in today's challenging economy for its on-target price....More
Oct 06, 2008

Retailers Tap Consumer Marketers for Branding Edge

The term retail marketing has long been an oxymoron, at least in the supermarket industry. Much of the marketing effort of food retailers has....More
Oct 06, 2008

Suppliers Dance to Beat of More Complex Industry

In-store execution. Strength of brand and assortment. Tying into consumer trends. Innovation. The list goes on. Suppliers are asked to bring more to....More
Sep 29, 2008

A Presidential Candidate's Guide to the Supermarket

Congratulations, Mr. Candidate, you've made it to the last phase of the presidential election. This is the time to really be on top of your game,....More
Sep 22, 2008

Time to Mull Lessons From Produce Safety Scares

An industry's problems prompt a national crisis of confidence. Consumers are put at risk. Media attention is focused on the fallout. Government....More
Sep 22, 2008

Good, Bad and Ugly Shadow Atlas Labor System

A Sept. 9 Wall Street Journal article on Ann Taylor's new computerized workforce management system Atlas drew media and retail buzz, as well as....More
Sep 15, 2008

Hard Times Won't Slow Upscale-Meals Momentum

With all the talk of shoppers trading down, you'd think supermarkets would be scaling back on restaurant-quality fare. Sure, I know, supermarkets....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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Carol Angrisani is an associate editor at Supermarket News. Along with covering the packaged goods beat, she also manages SN’s annual private-label and ethnic marketing supplements. Carol...
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