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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
Feb 26, 2007

Some Organic Matters Settled in SN Whole Health

The copy of SN you’re reading at this moment arrived with the latest edition of SN Whole Health, our five-times-a-year health and wellness supplement....More
Feb 20, 2007

How Contrarian Thinking Still Fuels Independent Growth

If the entire food industry finds consensus on a topic, you can be sure there’s an independent retailer out there who strongly disagrees, and....More
Feb 20, 2007

Three Years Later: California Labor Pacts’ Aftermath

At the time the protracted strike-lockout finally drew to a conclusion in Southern California nearly three years ago, it was clear that organized....More
Feb 12, 2007

Gaining Advantage With Urban Supermarket Retailing

There’s a lengthy roster of supermarket operators — independents and chains alike — that have made adaptations to their dominant suburban model so....More
Feb 12, 2007

True or False: Consumer Perceptions Mean Everything

The latest analysis of the spinach outbreak, released this month by the Rutgers Food Policy Institute, bears that out. In case you missed it,....More
Feb 05, 2007

How Different Companies Approach the Growth Challenge

This year isn’t very old, but it already seems apparent that 2007 might be titled “the year of recovery.”....More
Feb 05, 2007

CEOs Leave Industry Meeting With Piles of Homework

There’s loads of pressure on food industry CEOs these days, so surely they must look forward to escaping work for the occasional industry conference....More
Jan 29, 2007

Online Stores May Need to Bone Up on Their Execution

Depending how you measure it, Americans either spent way more shopping online this past holiday season than they did the year before, or else they....More
Jan 29, 2007

Leveraging Women Executives’ Shopping Experiences

It has often been observed that although women constitute the majority of supermarket shoppers, the ranks of supermarket executives, and of vendors....More
Jan 22, 2007

How Distributors Excel by Overcoming Size Challenges

At least that was the mantra of the late 1990s, when food distributors sought to grow at all costs, often to their detriment. Now companies have a....More
Jan 22, 2007

What Happened When One Chain Abandoned Tradition

It takes a strong stomach to apply the strategy implicit in the thought that “the intelligent loss of business” can be an intelligent course of....More
Jan 16, 2007

Last Year’s Eventful Days Could Replicate This Year

Are events of early days 2007 destined to replicate, in some form, events of early days 2006?....More
Jan 16, 2007

Earth-Friendly Packaging May Have Grocers Seeing Green

A recent Mintel study reports that more than one-fifth of the close to 18,000 new food products introduced in 2006 made organic or all-natural claims....More
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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...

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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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