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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 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 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 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 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

But Big Challenges May Wipe Out Optimistic Outlook

Big challenges might wipe out the supermarket industry’s optimistic outlook....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
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 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 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

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
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
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
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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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Mark Hamstra is the content director of Supermarket News covering events and trends in food retailing. Mark joined SN in 2001 as the editor of the Nonfoods section, became the editor of the Retail/...
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