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Oct 22, 2007

An Independent Opens a Store in a Most Unlikely Perch

The 44th floor of Chicago’s John Hancock Center is an unlikely supermarket location....More
Oct 22, 2007

Tesco Is Bringing Some Fab Technology to Its U.S. Stores

Tesco is bringing some interesting technology to the U.S. in this latest British invasion....More
Oct 15, 2007

Pathmark, A&P Remodels Proceed in Merger's Shadow

The two chains, which are undergoing store remodel programs, have key things in common. They operate in similar market areas. They each revamped....More
Oct 15, 2007

Safeway Receives SN's Annual Retail Excellence Award

Is it the store environment, is it product development or is it ancillary activities that lead a supermarket chain toward significant upturns in sales....More
Oct 08, 2007

What the Numbers Say About the Rest of This Year

At the end of the first half of the year, we took a look in this space at the economics of food distribution industry, and how industry performance....More
Oct 01, 2007

How New Developments Will Transform In-Store Marketing

There’s a new focus on “shopper marketing” and measurements of consumer behavior....More
Oct 01, 2007

A&P Completes Strategic Retrenchment to the Northeast

As A&P leaves Louisiana, it focuses on its Northeast market and the Pathmark buyout....More
Sep 24, 2007

Feds Seek Import Safety Help and Blueberry Season Ends

As the summer ends, so does the availability of locally grown blueberries. Enter imports to keep all functioning and healthy. But wait! Global....More
Sep 24, 2007

Wal-Mart's New Price Claim and What It Really Means

When a company changes its advertising slogan after the previous one had a run of 19 years, something big must be afoot. That's just what's happening....More
Sep 17, 2007

Movable Banners: Lucky Is Up, Kash n' Karry Is Down

Is there some cosmic force that makes the industry seek symmetry? Probably not, but consider this: Last month in this space we took a look at the bold....More
Sep 17, 2007

How Price Is Taking Center Stage in Latest Retail Battles

A string of reports in recent weeks shows supermarkets are under intense pressure to keep prices in line. Is the economy finally catching up to them?....More
Sep 10, 2007

Biodiesel Offers Retailers a Way to Make a Green Statement

One of the more interesting debates taking place in the environmental arena is the role that biofuels should play. On the surface, as an alternative....More
Sep 10, 2007

Recounting the Industry's Long Days of Summertime

Now that Labor Day has passed and the unofficial end of summer is here, let's take a look at a few of the events that marked the season. We'll start....More
Sep 03, 2007

Countdown to Tesco: Why Few Retailers Are Deeply Worried

It's close to the moment of truth in the American Southwest. Soon all the talk and speculation will be over. Tesco will arrive here in November to....More
Sep 03, 2007

Winn-Dixie Stores' Tenuous Pullback From the Brink

A few months ago, it started to look like the beleaguered Winn-Dixie Stores had a chance to step back from the brink, overcoming formidable odds....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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