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Jul 28, 2008

Has Simon Delivered Bad News for Online Grocers?

The news this month that regional Internet grocer SimonDelivers will shut down might set off alarm bells in some circles. This was a home shopping....More
Jul 14, 2008

Retailers Need to Master New Math of Fuel Economics

Part of the bargain/value equation is whether the potential savings will offset any extra gasoline it will take to get it....More
Jul 14, 2008

Today's Turbulence Has Many Thinking Past Perfect

From the workplace to the dinner table, people are re-embracing earlier practices....More
Jul 07, 2008

Wal-Mart Waves a Kinder, Gentler Flag in PR Battle

Wal-Mart Stores for the past few years has made a concerted effort to turn the tide of public opinion in its favor. Recent reports have indicated that....More
Jul 07, 2008

Second-Half Battle Centers on Keeping Shoppers

It's a strange position for supermarkets to be in. Grocers have spent years trying to upgrade by eschewing a bargain-basement atmosphere. They have....More
Jun 30, 2008

What Does It Take to Get Rid of Expired Products?

Last week, Rite Aid agreed to pay close to a half million dollars to settle a lawsuit that was brought against it by the state of New Jersey in 2006....More
Jun 30, 2008

Tackling the Global Controversy Over Local Foods

Despite good intentions, the local foods movement is under more scrutiny these days. It's nice to think we could create a new era of distribution....More
Jun 23, 2008

Retailers Have New Ways to Improve Food Safety

Nobody in this industry wants to hear the word “recall,” but when it must be used, it’s important for suppliers, wholesalers and retailers to have....More
Jun 23, 2008

The Healthy Foods Shopper You Thought You Knew

A new report by New Hope Natural Media explores the values held by healthy foods consumers, and offers insight into merchandising to this demographic....More
Jun 16, 2008

New Sustainability Imperative: Check Your Facts

Supermarket companies should take care to verify their information before making sustainability claims. Otherwise, they might be vulnerable to....More
Jun 09, 2008

GMA Turns 100: What's Changed, and What Hasn't

It's always noteworthy when a major organization reaches 100 years old. Even more remarkable is when that organization can look back on a century of....More
Jun 09, 2008

Food Industry Holds the Cards to Effect Change

The history of the Grocery Manufacturers Association reminds us of the power food can have on politics and social issues. Here are a few examples:....More
Jun 02, 2008

Innovations Keep Fresh Food Shoppers Coming Back

Supermarkets are in an enviable position during difficult economic times, since food is not a discretionary purchase, and retailers are innovating in....More
Jun 02, 2008

Summer Promotions Target Economic Heat Wave

Food retailers are finally showing their kinder and gentler sides by launching programs that acknowledge the plight of cash-strapped consumers. Until....More
May 26, 2008

Sizing Up Food Retailing's Small-Store Format Battle

Store formats, like new products, can suddenly become hot. That's exactly what's happened with small-store concepts, which were all but ignored by....More
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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...

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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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