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May 01, 2007

Whole Foods’ Reality More Complex Than CEO’s Portrayals

Whole Foods’ co-founder, Chairman and CEO John Mackey is a brilliant retailer with a keen eye for consumer preferences. He’s also a superb deal-maker....More
Apr 30, 2007

Supermarkets Hold Limited Opportunity for Private Buyers

Although private equity has waded bravely into food retailing with several acquisitions over the past few years, food retailers are still relatively....More
Apr 30, 2007

Food Safety Concerns and the Role of Inspection Agencies

There’s never a good time for the outbreak of a spate of negative publicity about food safety, but the current moment is particularly inauspicious....More
Apr 23, 2007

Reality Check: Supermarkets Are Not Restaurants

Supermarkets definitely have restaurant envy. For decades supermarket food-service departments have tried to compete with restaurants by becoming....More
Apr 23, 2007

Hopes for a Better Year Are Being Realized, So Far

In the first column written for this space in 2007, the welcome news that many retailers predicted that this would be a good year for supermarkets....More
Apr 16, 2007

Specialty Pet Food Throwing Supermarkets a Bone

Pet owners are converting members of one of the least discriminating groups of eaters into consumers of specialty foods. And who can blame them?....More
Apr 16, 2007

Investment Capital's Stake in Big Buyout Concepts

What's up with private equity money? Well, quite a bit, it seems. The thing is that there's so much private equity money seeking a place to work....More
Apr 09, 2007

How to Ensure That Sustainability Will Prove Sustainable

I can still recall the excitement surrounding the first Earth Day in 1970. As a grade school student I was immersed in the zeal of the moment,....More
Apr 09, 2007

Should Banners Be United for Efficiency’s Sake, or Not?

One of the more puzzling issues that food retailing presents has to do with banner management; specifically, when a company finds itself with....More
Apr 02, 2007

A New Look at Health Care Costs and Who Should Pay

The issue of health care costs and how they are paid is a perennial one, but one that should be considered anew every now and then....More
Apr 02, 2007

Should Retailers Factor Global Warming Into Their Plans?

Next week, SN plans to devote space throughout the issue to the timely and timeless topic of environmental sustainability, which really impacts all....More
Mar 26, 2007

Retail Pharmacy Has Changed With CVS/Caremark Merger

At a time when America’s health care is under renewed scrutiny, a new entity, CVS/Caremark, emerged last week that made all in the retail pharmacy....More
Mar 26, 2007

D’Agostino’s: Clear of Big Boxes, but Facing Challenges

How good would it be to operate a small regional chain of supermarkets in a highly urbanized market — the very type of market that provides....More
Mar 19, 2007

Better Defense Is the Best Offense for Food Security

Discussions about protecting the food supply against terrorism have recently taken a back seat to those about safeguarding against pathogens,....More
Mar 19, 2007

The Art and Science of Finding Consumers’ Right Price

That, in a nutshell, is the conundrum considered in the front-page news feature in this week’s SN. The headline on the presentation’s inside pages....More
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David Orgel

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

Carol Angrisani

Carol Angrisani is an associate editor at Supermarket News. Along with covering the packaged goods beat, she also manages SN’s annual private-label and ethnic marketing supplements. Carol...
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