David Orgel

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Supermarket News

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly column in Supermarket News. He has previously held editorial positions with other publications covering the business of retailing, including those focused on membership warehouse clubs, outlet stores, and department and specialty stores. He is a board member of the industry’s anti-hunger organization Food for All and a member of the Editorial Committee of American Business Media.

Posts by David Orgel

in Viewpoints Jul 20, 2009

Why We Sliced and Diced the Power 50 Rankings

You might say our Power 50 roster was hit by a case of the seven-year itch. This annual ranking of the industry's most influential people, begun in....More
in Viewpoints Jul 13, 2009

Good Time for Suppliers to Target Independent Retailers

It seems that no matter how many years go by, independent retailers still get second-class treatment from many in this industry....More
in Viewpoints Jul 06, 2009

Honeymoon Is Over for Nutrition Rating Systems

For a brief time nutrition navigation systems seemed like the best thing since, well, sliced bread. Hannaford Bros.'s 2006 launch of its in-store....More
in Viewpoints Jun 29, 2009

Updating the Advice on How to Battle Wal-Mart

When my tenure at Supermarket News began in the early-to-mid-1990s, retailers were anxiously devising plans to compete with the growing threat from....More
in Viewpoints Jun 22, 2009

Retailers Don't Need to Fear Younger Generations

As a Baby Boomer, I have fond feelings about my generation. But as one of the younger members of that group, I like to think I can detect growing gaps....More
in Viewpoints Jun 15, 2009

How a Blog's-Eye View Enhances Food Trade Events

As I walked through the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association's Seminar and Expo last week in Atlanta, I could see there was a lot to take in a....More
in Viewpoints Jun 08, 2009

Recession Playbook Lifts Prepared Foods for Some

Prepared foods is a category that's confounded supermarkets. Long on promise, this segment has typically only scored mixed results. The recession....More
in Viewpoints Jun 01, 2009

Mobile Coupon Trend Beginning to Pick Up Speed

Observers of retail technology are always searching for the next innovations that will transform how companies do business. Some believe that mobile....More
in Viewpoints May 25, 2009

Quality Trumps Quantity in New Product Releases

Recessions aren't usually good times for new product launches. Sure enough, in this downturn consumers have been sticking to familiar products on....More
in Viewpoints May 18, 2009

Signs That Supermarket Value Message Is Working

It wasn't the kind of article you'd normally see in a store circular, certainly not from Trader Joe's. In that retailer's most recent Fearless Flyer,....More
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