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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
Mar 12, 2007

More Retailers Join the Growing Trend of Urban Retailing

Exactly a month ago, we took a look in this space at a supermarket operator that opened a store in a newly developing area of downtown Baltimore....More
Mar 12, 2007

Fast and Furious: In-Store Health Clinics Grab Spotlight

The rapid growth of nurse-staffed health clinics in retail stores is getting plenty of attention. In the Feb. 22 issue of the New England Journal of....More
Mar 05, 2007

Supermarket Meat Cases Lure Supercenter Shoppers

Last week we took a look in this space at the increasing spread between the satisfaction levels consumers attach to supermarket shopping venues in....More
Feb 26, 2007

The Growing Gulf in Consumer-Satisfaction Measures

A surprisingly large and increasing spread between consumers’ satisfaction with various food retailing chains was registered by the American Consumer....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...

David Orgel

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