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Feb 18, 2008

Companies in Transition More Vulnerable in Downturn

Companies in transition are more vulnerable during an economic downtown. How will the economy affect the plans of five executives to watch?....More
Feb 18, 2008

Saluting a First-Class Editor and Leader as He Exits SN

David Merrefield departs Supermarket News – and leaves a legacy "strong writing, steady management."....More
Feb 11, 2008

Grocer Imperative: Show Consumers You Feel Their Pain

During the economic downturn, supermarkets reach out to their customers, or somebody else will....More
Feb 11, 2008

How Kroger Thrived on Change During Its First 125 Years

Kroger’s culture of embracing change started with its founder 125 years ago, and continues to this very day....More
Feb 04, 2008

Claims Risk Turning Consumers a Jaded Shade of Green

Last spring, the environmental marketing firm TerraChoice sent teams into six stores to record all of the environmental claims they observed. They....More
Feb 04, 2008

Independent Supermarkets Move Beyond Usual Appeals

Independent supermarket operators and their supporters wholesalers, manufacturers and service suppliers gather in Las Vegas this week for the annual....More
Jan 28, 2008

Challenging Conventional Wisdom With Shopper Data

How strange would it be if everything we assumed to be true was false? Very strange. Luckily, nothing to that extent is going on, yet those at a....More
Jan 28, 2008

Why Supermarkets Are Becoming Each Other's Customers

Supermarkets are known for taking their cues from the customer. That would have to be the consumer, correct? Until recently, the answer was yes. But....More
Jan 21, 2008

Taking Industry Solutions on Obesity to Another Level

How the food distribution industry can take solutions on obesity to another level....More
Jan 21, 2008

Lack of Labeling Requirement Makes Cloned Food a Concern

The lack of a labeling requirement by the U.S. FDA makes cloned food a concern....More
Jan 14, 2008

Delhaize's Initiatives Push a Broader Role for Diversity

Delhaize’s initiatives push a broader role for diversity — and SN recognizes that effort with its annual Champion of Diversity Award....More
Jan 14, 2008

SN's Annual Top 75 List Shows Big Industry Moves

SN’s annual Top 75 list shows much movement in the food distribution industry....More
Jan 07, 2008

Silver Linings Seen in a Clouded Crystal Ball

Editor sees several positives as the food distribution industry moves in 2008....More
Jan 07, 2008

But Big Challenges May Wipe Out Optimistic Outlook

Big challenges might wipe out the supermarket industry’s optimistic outlook....More
Dec 17, 2007

Moves to Small Formats and Item-Count Rationalization

It might be a little early to predict what trends will be among those destined to drive change in the food distribution industry in 2008, but let's....More
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Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...

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