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Jun 24, 2013

Retailers, Shoppers Open Arms to Produce

Consumers are the new fruit and vegetable champions, and retailers have been working to encourage them....More
Jun 17, 2013

From Kroger to PSK Supermarkets, Retailers Big and Small Are Acing Loyalty Game

Recognizing that success isn’t primarily about signing up new members, but rather engaging current ones....More
Jun 17, 2013

The Challenge of Health and Wellness

Communication goes both ways: Shoppers must have access to clear, fact-based information, and they must also be willing to listen....More
Jun 10, 2013

How Rich a Future for Dollar Store Channel?

The dollar channel remains on a growth track but needs to stay focused on the overall customer experience....More
Jun 10, 2013

Companies Contemplate How to Tackle GMOs

One-third of retailers have considered committing to full GMO transparency, as Whole Foods has done....More
Jun 03, 2013

Why Suppliers Lag Retailers on Clustering 

A new approach to meeting retailer needs while building economies of scale for suppliers....More
Jun 03, 2013

Time to Make History of Hemp Growing Bans

Congress may be deadlocked on many issues, but hemp farming isn’t one of them....More
May 28, 2013

Whole Foods Rebalancing Bricks and Clicks

Whole Foods Market is a magnet for upscale consumers on the prowl for organic apples, gluten free bakery products, vegetarian meals, and everything....More
May 28, 2013

Two New Danbury Stores Tell Industry Tale

For some, food is becoming “cool” like fashion or technology, but for others it’s mainly a life necessity....More
May 20, 2013

From Kroger to United, More Retailers Discover ROI in Social Media

Many food industry players have embraced social media on faith. They’re sure it will pay off, but they can’t say exactly how or when....More
May 20, 2013

The Real Disruptor for Traditional Grocery

One of the most talked-about factoids presented at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference a few weeks ago was a projection that bricks-....More
May 13, 2013

Supervalu’s Top Mechanic Looks Under Hood

Supervalu’s new president and CEO, Sam Duncan, spent his career in retailing, but lately I keep associating him with automotives. That’s because he’s....More
May 13, 2013

FDA Needs to Bring Data to the People

But one shouldn’t need a slew of Ph.D.’s on the phone to interpret government reports....More
May 06, 2013

New Clues to Deciphering the Gluten-Free Mystery

Trend or fad? The gluten-free phenomenon has taken an unusual turn that defies conventional efforts to predict its course....More
May 06, 2013

What Supermarket Cashiers Need to Know

Consumer panel reveals that too often coupon users see the cashier as “the enemy.”....More
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Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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