David Merrefield

Editorial Director , Penton Media, Inc.

Posts by David Merrefield

in Viewpoints Nov 19, 2007

Sales-Increase Forecasts Portend Happy Holidays Ahead

Since Thanksgiving is later this week, let's make it official: The holiday season is upon us. As usual, the season prompts a critical question for the....More
in Viewpoints Nov 12, 2007

Setting Methodical Acquisition Tactics Pays Off for Unified

Unified Grocers did its merger with Associated Grocers the careful way, and it paid off....More
in Viewpoints Nov 05, 2007

Tesco's Fresh & Easy Debuts Soon What's Next?

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets are finally coming to town, but what now?....More
in Viewpoints Oct 29, 2007

Companies Prosper by Chasing Change Across Decades

Much changes in 50 years. Much more changes in 140 years. Much more yet can be learned in either of those spans of time. There are two interlinked....More
in Viewpoints Oct 22, 2007

An Independent Opens a Store in a Most Unlikely Perch

The 44th floor of Chicago’s John Hancock Center is an unlikely supermarket location....More
in Viewpoints Oct 15, 2007

Safeway Receives SN's Annual Retail Excellence Award

Is it the store environment, is it product development or is it ancillary activities that lead a supermarket chain toward significant upturns in sales....More
in Viewpoints Oct 08, 2007

What the Numbers Say About the Rest of This Year

At the end of the first half of the year, we took a look in this space at the economics of food distribution industry, and how industry performance....More
in Viewpoints Oct 01, 2007

A&P Completes Strategic Retrenchment to the Northeast

As A&P leaves Louisiana, it focuses on its Northeast market and the Pathmark buyout....More
in Viewpoints Sep 24, 2007

Wal-Mart's New Price Claim and What It Really Means

When a company changes its advertising slogan after the previous one had a run of 19 years, something big must be afoot. That's just what's happening....More
in Viewpoints Sep 17, 2007

Movable Banners: Lucky Is Up, Kash n' Karry Is Down

Is there some cosmic force that makes the industry seek symmetry? Probably not, but consider this: Last month in this space we took a look at the bold....More
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