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Jul 22, 2013

Mergers Point to Confidence in Supermarkets

M&A activity has cast a positive glow on the supermarket industry....More
Jul 15, 2013

Amazon and Whole Foods in Coming Battle?

As charter members of Power 50's "Trending Ten," Whole Foods and Amazon.com will soon go head-to-head on the Los Angeles food battleground....More
Jul 15, 2013

Snowden Case Shines New Light on Privacy

Shoppers are providing information potentially reflecting on their health and ethnicity – data in which government entities could be interested....More
Jul 01, 2013

Albertsons Move Sparks Great Loyalty Debate

Will a retailer be able to effectively compete in the future without a card program?....More
Jul 01, 2013

Within Delhaize, the South May Rise Again

A culture shift favoring Food Lion’s North Carolina headquarters could be under way at Delhaize....More
Jun 24, 2013

Whole Foods Has a ‘Wonderful Life’ Moment

Retailer’s promotion evokes a Hollywood classic and drives home lessons....More
Jun 24, 2013

Retailers, Shoppers Open Arms to Produce

Consumers are the new fruit and vegetable champions, and retailers have been working to encourage them....More
Jun 17, 2013

From Kroger to PSK Supermarkets, Retailers Big and Small Are Acing Loyalty Game

Recognizing that success isn’t primarily about signing up new members, but rather engaging current ones....More
Jun 17, 2013

The Challenge of Health and Wellness

Communication goes both ways: Shoppers must have access to clear, fact-based information, and they must also be willing to listen....More
Jun 10, 2013

How Rich a Future for Dollar Store Channel?

The dollar channel remains on a growth track but needs to stay focused on the overall customer experience....More
Jun 10, 2013

Companies Contemplate How to Tackle GMOs

One-third of retailers have considered committing to full GMO transparency, as Whole Foods has done....More
Jun 03, 2013

Why Suppliers Lag Retailers on Clustering

A new approach to meeting retailer needs while building economies of scale for suppliers....More
Jun 03, 2013

Time to Make History of Hemp Growing Bans

Congress may be deadlocked on many issues, but hemp farming isn’t one of them....More
May 28, 2013

Whole Foods Rebalancing Bricks and Clicks

Whole Foods Market is a magnet for upscale consumers on the prowl for organic apples, gluten free bakery products, vegetarian meals, and everything....More
May 28, 2013

Two New Danbury Stores Tell Industry Tale

For some, food is becoming “cool” like fashion or technology, but for others it’s mainly a life necessity....More
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Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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