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Apr 08, 2013

Food Retailers Affirm Price Is Still Paramount

Value is a continued imperative, even if it’s now a more complex equation....More
Apr 08, 2013

Court Decision Clears Path for HFC Phaseout

HFC replacements include less costly natural refrigerants that will not have to be replaced again....More
Apr 01, 2013

Raley’s Unconventional Take on Shopper Loyalty

A strategy that embraces new frontiers by marrying together loyalty, trial and social media....More
Apr 01, 2013

Target Sets Sights on Thrifty Canadians

The ‘cheap-chic’ chain will have to contend with native grocers who know how to appeal to price-sensitive shoppers....More
Mar 18, 2013

Prepared for Next Phase of Prepared Foods?

Supermarkets face new differentiation challenges even as they succeed in the prepared food category....More
Mar 18, 2013

3 Ways to Change Meat Department Culture

The people behind the meat counter should give off the vibe that they love to talk about meat cuts and recipes....More
Mar 11, 2013

Norman Mayne's 'Killer' Lesson on Gratitude

The CEO of Dorothy Lane Market, in recent remarks, shows how to find the good in just about everything....More
Mar 11, 2013

Washington Should Learn From Supermarkets

Our nation’s leaders could learn a lesson from food retailers about compromising. They (and we) are in this together!....More
Mar 08, 2013

Local Foods Still Present Far-Flung Challenges

Retailers are facing sizable hurdles, in areas ranging from distribution to weather, in executing these highly popular programs....More
Mar 07, 2013

Lessons From the Bashas’, Sprouts Data Breaches

Over the past month, two Arizona-based food retailers — Bashas’ and Sprouts Farmers Markets — were victims of point-of-sale malware attacks that....More
Mar 04, 2013

Catering to New Moms Is Good for Business

Retailers that make shopping convenient for moms with babies stand to gain lifelong loyalty....More
Feb 25, 2013

From Food Safety to Storms, Good Crisis Management Starts Before the Crisis

Advance industry preparation for emergencies such as storms and food safety issues can ease challenges when they actually occur....More
Feb 25, 2013

Start the Webvan, You’ve Got Deliveries to Make

The supermarket industry seems poised to take its foot off the brake and have another go at home delivery....More
Feb 18, 2013

Independents’ Future: A Tale of Two Strategies

Independents still play to their local strengths, but they’re also increasingly willing to compete using new weapons....More
Feb 18, 2013

Higher Wages Could Be Grocers’ Best Investment

A more engaged and stable workforce represents an advantage that can’t be duplicated online....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...

Mark Hamstra

Mark Hamstra is the editor of the Retail/Financial section of Supermarket News covering mergers and acquisitions, quarterly earnings reports, executive changes and other significant events and trends...
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