David Merrefield

Editorial Director , Penton Media, Inc.

Posts by David Merrefield

in Viewpoints Feb 11, 2008

How Kroger Thrived on Change During Its First 125 Years

Kroger’s culture of embracing change started with its founder 125 years ago, and continues to this very day....More
in Viewpoints Feb 04, 2008

Independent Supermarkets Move Beyond Usual Appeals

Independent supermarket operators and their supporters wholesalers, manufacturers and service suppliers gather in Las Vegas this week for the annual....More
in Viewpoints Jan 28, 2008

Challenging Conventional Wisdom With Shopper Data

How strange would it be if everything we assumed to be true was false? Very strange. Luckily, nothing to that extent is going on, yet those at a....More
in Viewpoints Jan 21, 2008

Taking Industry Solutions on Obesity to Another Level

How the food distribution industry can take solutions on obesity to another level....More
in Viewpoints Jan 14, 2008

SN's Annual Top 75 List Shows Big Industry Moves

SN’s annual Top 75 list shows much movement in the food distribution industry....More
in Viewpoints Jan 07, 2008

Silver Linings Seen in a Clouded Crystal Ball

Editor sees several positives as the food distribution industry moves in 2008....More
in Viewpoints Dec 17, 2007

Moves to Small Formats and Item-Count Rationalization

It might be a little early to predict what trends will be among those destined to drive change in the food distribution industry in 2008, but let's....More
in Viewpoints Dec 10, 2007

How Retailers at the Edges Are Converging on Success

Study supports the conventional wisdom that smaller companies, and the largest, are more likely to succeed....More
in Viewpoints Dec 03, 2007

Two Studies See a Positive Sales Outlook; Another Warns

Two surveys point to favorable holiday sales, but another warns about consumer dissatisfaction....More
in Viewpoints 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
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