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Mar 24, 2008

Tainted Food, Hackers Making Trips to the Store Too Risky

Like doctors, food retailers have a paramount duty to “do no harm.” Yet lately, it’s become increasingly difficult for retailers to keep consumers....More
Mar 24, 2008

Latest Trading Partner Relations Reveal Carrot and Stick

The most recent feedback from retailers and suppliers indicates evidence of improved trade partnerships, but also cause for concern....More
Mar 17, 2008

New Data Illuminates Economy's Impact on Food Retailing

Reports on how the economy is affecting the food distribution industry provides mounting evidence that consumers are strapped and are beginning to....More
Mar 17, 2008

Economic Reality Bites Youthful Food Shoppers, Too

If the economy gets even worse, how will food shoppers under 40, who aren¹t the most loyal patrons of traditional supermarkets, change their....More
Mar 10, 2008

Are Shoppers Ready to Believe the Worst on Animal Care?

Animal rights activism has long been viewed as a bit of a fringe movement, with insufficient mainstream support to matter much to supermarket....More
Mar 10, 2008

How Longtime Rivals to Supermarkets Pose New Threats

Some retail formats are becoming the Hillary Clintons of the food industry. They were counted out as major threats to supermarkets, but they are....More
Feb 25, 2008

Charting New Paths After Nation's Largest Beef Recall

Some retailers respond in a hurry to the latest big recall, but a toy store chain takes supply chain guidelines to a new level....More
Feb 18, 2008

Saluting a First-Class Editor and Leader as He Exits SN

David Merrefield departs Supermarket News – and leaves a legacy "strong writing, steady management."....More
Feb 18, 2008

Companies in Transition More Vulnerable in Downturn

Companies in transition are more vulnerable during an economic downtown. How will the economy affect the plans of five executives to watch?....More
Feb 11, 2008

How Kroger Thrived on Change During Its First 125 Years

Kroger’s culture of embracing change started with its founder 125 years ago, and continues to this very day....More
Feb 11, 2008

Grocer Imperative: Show Consumers You Feel Their Pain

During the economic downturn, supermarkets reach out to their customers, or somebody else will....More
Feb 04, 2008

Independent Supermarkets Move Beyond Usual Appeals

Independent supermarket operators and their supporters wholesalers, manufacturers and service suppliers gather in Las Vegas this week for the annual....More
Feb 04, 2008

Claims Risk Turning Consumers a Jaded Shade of Green

Last spring, the environmental marketing firm TerraChoice sent teams into six stores to record all of the environmental claims they observed. They....More
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
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Julie Gallagher

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...

Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.
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