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> David Merrefield
Editorial Director , Penton Media, Inc.
Posts by David Merrefield
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....
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....
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?....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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