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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
Dec 17, 2007

Reflections on 2007: Health Clinic Chic and CEO Geek

The year is almost over, so it's time to review what was hot and what was not in 2007. What follows is a highly selective look. Check out the Dec. 31....More
Dec 10, 2007

Business and Government Agree: FDA Needs More Funds

Business trade group coalition is asking the government to increase FDA funding for food safety....More
Dec 10, 2007

How Retailers at the Edges Are Converging on Success

Study supports the conventional wisdom that smaller companies, and the largest, are more likely to succeed....More
Dec 03, 2007

Two Studies See a Positive Sales Outlook; Another Warns

Two surveys point to favorable holiday sales, but another warns about consumer dissatisfaction....More
Dec 03, 2007

The Four Habits of Highly Effective SN Hall of Famers

The Hall of Fame is SN’s ultimate honor for the industry’s leaders. Three such leaders have been chosen for the Hall’s inaugural class....More
Nov 26, 2007

Supermarket Shrink Rates Decline; Much Work Remains

Although a study shows that supermarket shrink rates have declined, much more work needs to be done....More
Nov 26, 2007

Growing Wellness Categories Require More Coverage

Health and wellness is bigger than ever, and to report on these issues, SN Whole Health is launching an online newsletter and blog....More
Nov 19, 2007

Sales-Increase Forecasts Portend Happy Holidays Ahead

Since Thanksgiving is later this week, let's make it official: The holiday season is upon us. As usual, the season prompts a critical question for the....More
Nov 19, 2007

Consumers Confused About Health and Wellness Issues

Wellness is a great idea. Everybody likes it, and the industry is learning how to market against it. Trouble is, consumers are confused about what it....More
Nov 12, 2007

Brand Marketing Mission: Avoiding the Commodity Trap

Unique propositions often fade with time, so retailers must avoid the ‘commodity trap.’....More
Nov 12, 2007

Setting Methodical Acquisition Tactics Pays Off for Unified

Unified Grocers did its merger with Associated Grocers the careful way, and it paid off....More
Nov 05, 2007

Grocers Catering to a Glut of Gluten-Free Shoppers

Price Chopper, Wegmans, Dorothy Lane step up efforts to cater to gluten-free shoppers....More
Nov 05, 2007

Tesco's Fresh & Easy Debuts Soon What's Next?

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets are finally coming to town, but what now?....More
Oct 29, 2007

Is Supermarket Center Store Getting a Second Chance?

The problem is all too familiar. After years of building up perimeter departments, supermarkets were left with weakened Center Stores. More than a few....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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