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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
May 20, 2013

From Kroger to United, More Retailers Discover ROI in Social Media

Many food industry players have embraced social media on faith. They’re sure it will pay off, but they can’t say exactly how or when....More
May 20, 2013

The Real Disruptor for Traditional Grocery

One of the most talked-about factoids presented at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference a few weeks ago was a projection that bricks-....More
May 13, 2013

Supervalu’s Top Mechanic Looks Under Hood

Supervalu’s new president and CEO, Sam Duncan, spent his career in retailing, but lately I keep associating him with automotives. That’s because he’s....More
May 13, 2013

FDA Needs to Bring Data to the People

But one shouldn’t need a slew of Ph.D.’s on the phone to interpret government reports....More
May 06, 2013

New Clues to Deciphering the Gluten-Free Mystery

Trend or fad? The gluten-free phenomenon has taken an unusual turn that defies conventional efforts to predict its course....More
May 06, 2013

What Supermarket Cashiers Need to Know

Consumer panel reveals that too often coupon users see the cashier as “the enemy.”....More
Apr 29, 2013

What Future for Food Industry’s Next Leaders?

There’s a growing awareness that leadership doesn’t just happen, but has to be built over time....More
Apr 29, 2013

Safeway Moves to Improve Patient Outcomes

Safeway hopes to preempt smoking-related disease and disability with smoking cessation interventions....More
Apr 15, 2013

To Doubters of Supermarket Model, Take That!

Kroger’s perspective about the future of middle-market supermarkets is right on, says David Orgel, SN Editor-in-Chief, in his Viewpoint Column....More
Apr 15, 2013

Finding a Big Story Packed in a Little Grain

It might be easy enough to find an amaranth bagel, but does anyone know where I can get a spelt beer?....More
Apr 08, 2013

Food Retailers Affirm Price Is Still Paramount

Value is a continued imperative, even if it’s now a more complex equation....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 editor of the Retail/Financial section of Supermarket News covering mergers and acquisitions, quarterly earnings reports, executive changes and other significant events and trends...
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