Posts by David Orgel

in Viewpoints Oct 05, 2009

Notes From the Washington Lobbying Front Lines

I've been covering the food industry for many years, but there was at least one thing I'd never done: attend a lobbying session on Capitol Hill. So as....More
in Viewpoints Sep 28, 2009

Benefits of New Media Are Increasingly Measurable

OK, so the bulk of your shoppers don't even use your website or Twitter page. Your conclusion is that investing a lot of effort in electronic media....More
in Viewpoints Sep 21, 2009

Why Many Customers Still Don't Feel Appreciated

One of the biggest dangers for any business is to assume their customers feel appreciated. It's easy to make this mistake. Supermarkets know that in....More
in Viewpoints Sep 14, 2009

Analysts' Forum Provides Clues to Consumers 2010

This week's SN contains our 14th annual Financial Analysts' Roundtable, which carries a familiar format but reads differently than the ones that came....More
in Viewpoints Sep 07, 2009

Talk Back: Readers Show Their Opinionated Side

How many organizations don't want to know more about what their audiences are thinking? You wouldn't find many retailers or suppliers in that group....More
in Viewpoints Aug 31, 2009

What's Ahead After Retail's Summer of Stimulus

Is there a type of price promotion that hasn't been tried in the past few months? We've seen discounts meant to support communities, such as Michigan....More
in Viewpoints Aug 24, 2009

Build or Buy? Rethinking Ethnic Retail Roadmaps

U.S. supermarket operators don't usually look to our northern neighbor for lessons about food retailing. But a recent development in Canada is worth....More
in Viewpoints Aug 17, 2009

Why Food Retailing Battle Is Again a Free-for-All

One of the few advantages of this recession was that it led to clear-cut consumer behavior that could be counted on. High gas prices meant consumers....More
in Viewpoints Aug 10, 2009

How Store Brands Turn Feedback Into Marketing

Private label is red hot, but even more interesting than its market share is its marketing. On the one hand, retailers are trumpeting their own-brand....More
in Viewpoints Aug 03, 2009

Two Studies Point to Deeper Relationship Building

Research surveys often confirm things we know or point to completely new developments. Two new industry studies both relating to relationship building....More
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