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Dec 10, 2007

How Retailers at the Edges Are Converging on Success

Study supports the conventional wisdom that smaller companies, and the largest, are more likely to succeed....More
Dec 03, 2007

The Four Habits of Highly Effective SN Hall of Famers

The Hall of Fame is SN’s ultimate honor for the industry’s leaders. Three such leaders have been chosen for the Hall’s inaugural class....More
Dec 03, 2007

Two Studies See a Positive Sales Outlook; Another Warns

Two surveys point to favorable holiday sales, but another warns about consumer dissatisfaction....More
Nov 26, 2007

Growing Wellness Categories Require More Coverage

Health and wellness is bigger than ever, and to report on these issues, SN Whole Health is launching an online newsletter and blog....More
Nov 26, 2007

Supermarket Shrink Rates Decline; Much Work Remains

Although a study shows that supermarket shrink rates have declined, much more work needs to be done....More
Nov 19, 2007

Sales-Increase Forecasts Portend Happy Holidays Ahead

Since Thanksgiving is later this week, let's make it official: The holiday season is upon us. As usual, the season prompts a critical question for the....More
Nov 19, 2007

Consumers Confused About Health and Wellness Issues

Wellness is a great idea. Everybody likes it, and the industry is learning how to market against it. Trouble is, consumers are confused about what it....More
Nov 12, 2007

Brand Marketing Mission: Avoiding the Commodity Trap

Unique propositions often fade with time, so retailers must avoid the ‘commodity trap.’....More
Nov 12, 2007

Setting Methodical Acquisition Tactics Pays Off for Unified

Unified Grocers did its merger with Associated Grocers the careful way, and it paid off....More
Nov 05, 2007

Grocers Catering to a Glut of Gluten-Free Shoppers

Price Chopper, Wegmans, Dorothy Lane step up efforts to cater to gluten-free shoppers....More
Nov 05, 2007

Tesco's Fresh & Easy Debuts Soon What's Next?

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets are finally coming to town, but what now?....More
Oct 29, 2007

Is Supermarket Center Store Getting a Second Chance?

The problem is all too familiar. After years of building up perimeter departments, supermarkets were left with weakened Center Stores. More than a few....More
Oct 29, 2007

Companies Prosper by Chasing Change Across Decades

Much changes in 50 years. Much more changes in 140 years. Much more yet can be learned in either of those spans of time. There are two interlinked....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 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
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Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined...

Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot Zwiebach has been with Supermarket News for more than 45 years — a span difficult for him to comprehend, having once been the youngest reporter on the staff. During that time he has...
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