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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

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 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 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 12, 2007

Brand Marketing Mission: Avoiding the Commodity Trap

Unique propositions often fade with time, so retailers must avoid the ‘commodity trap.’....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
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
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 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 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
Oct 15, 2007

Safeway Receives SN's Annual Retail Excellence Award

Is it the store environment, is it product development or is it ancillary activities that lead a supermarket chain toward significant upturns in sales....More
Oct 15, 2007

Pathmark, A&P Remodels Proceed in Merger's Shadow

The two chains, which are undergoing store remodel programs, have key things in common. They operate in similar market areas. They each revamped....More
Oct 08, 2007

What the Numbers Say About the Rest of This Year

At the end of the first half of the year, we took a look in this space at the economics of food distribution industry, and how industry performance....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...
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