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May 05, 2008

A Season When Change Is Apparent All Around Us

Change happens 24/7, but it's not always evident. This spring, however, a lot seems different, more than just the seasonal return of budding flowers....More
May 05, 2008

More Store Deliveries or Fewer? Both Make Sense

While seemingly straightforward on the surface, food retailing is a fairly complex business when all of its variables are taken into account. This....More
Apr 28, 2008

New Supermarket Tie-Ins Embrace Consumer Priorities

Supermarkets are stepping up to the plate with new, timely initiatives that respond to the economy, sustainability and health — all key topics on....More
Apr 21, 2008

Meijer Campaign Throws Retail Advertising Into Spotlight

Can a small supermarket player in a big market gain wide notice with a bold ad campaign? At what point does such a campaign become so nontraditional....More
Apr 21, 2008

With Discount Generics, Chains Take Bigger Medical Role

The discount generic drug programs open a new world of possibilities to those willing to embrace them....More
Apr 14, 2008

Standards Not Enough in Hannaford Bros. Data Breach

As the Hannaford Bros. date breach and previous cases illustrate, industry standards have not deterred the bad guys from breaking through the....More
Apr 14, 2008

How Sam's Stands Out in the Shadows of Wal-Mart, Costco

Sam’s Club is celebrating 25 years of operation, but its greatest feat hasn’t been its longevity. The biggest success was finding its own path in a....More
Apr 07, 2008

Whole Foods Finds Smooth Sailing at High Altitude

Several months after acquiring Wild Oats, Whole Foods is fitting into its new Boulder, Colo., environs just fine, and consumers have begun showing....More
Apr 07, 2008

When Fast-Growing Retailers Decide to Hit the Brakes

There’s nothing so exciting in retailing as a chain expanding at a breakneck pace. But such rollouts eventually slow or end, often accompanied by....More
Mar 31, 2008

Why Tesco Finds U.S. More Challenging Than Expected

In 2006 and 2007, Tesco's every move toward the United States was closely tracked by American retailers hungry for competitive information. Retailers....More
Mar 31, 2008

Wine in Grocery Proposal Could Be Cure in a Bottle for N.Y.

Although the sexual indiscretions of disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer amounted to his political ruin, the episode may not have been....More
Mar 24, 2008

Latest Trading Partner Relations Reveal Carrot and Stick

The most recent feedback from retailers and suppliers indicates evidence of improved trade partnerships, but also cause for concern....More
Mar 24, 2008

Tainted Food, Hackers Making Trips to the Store Too Risky

Like doctors, food retailers have a paramount duty to “do no harm.” Yet lately, it’s become increasingly difficult for retailers to keep consumers....More
Mar 17, 2008

Economic Reality Bites Youthful Food Shoppers, Too

If the economy gets even worse, how will food shoppers under 40, who aren¹t the most loyal patrons of traditional supermarkets, change their....More
Mar 17, 2008

New Data Illuminates Economy's Impact on Food Retailing

Reports on how the economy is affecting the food distribution industry provides mounting evidence that consumers are strapped and are beginning to....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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