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 Dec 15, 2008

Preparing Supermarkets for 2009's Roller-Coaster

When Michael Cullen founded the modern supermarket concept at the beginning of the Great Depression, his intent was laid out in this comment: These....More
in Viewpoints Dec 08, 2008

Retailers Reach Beyond Price to Please Customers

The media's current focus on Wal-Mart's gains in this economy leaves the impression that the chain's sole focus is to cut prices. What slips under the....More
in Viewpoints Dec 01, 2008

Saluting Visionaries Who Put the Super in Supermarket

How many retail executives do you know who would let a manager spend money on an idea that was clearly not going to work, only because it was better....More
in Viewpoints Nov 24, 2008

The Strange Mood of Consumers This Thanksgiving

We all know this economy has transformed the behavior of shoppers. They are avoiding restaurants, looking for deals, buying more private label, and....More
in Viewpoints Nov 17, 2008

Why Ethnic Retailing Surges Despite Tough Times

It's hard out there in retail land, really hard. But you wouldn't know it by tracking the momentum around ethnic retailing. In recent weeks there's....More
in Viewpoints Nov 10, 2008

How Best to Compete With a Re-Energized Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart went from retail juggernaut in the 1990s to stumbling giant a few years later. But now the Bentonville behemoth has regained its momentum and....More
in Viewpoints Nov 03, 2008

Why Local Sourcing Doesn't Live by Green Alone

Proponents of local foods these days focus their attention on the environment and food safety. Phrases such as carbon footprint and food miles are....More
in Viewpoints Oct 27, 2008

The High Cost of Pricing Mistakes in This Economy

It's tempting to say it's the economy's fault in describing shortfalls in retail financial results. But recently, both Supervalu and A&P took at least....More
in Viewpoints Oct 20, 2008

Retailers Looking at the Web From Both Sides Now

If you could look back at supermarket websites from the mid to late 1990s, you'd no doubt see lots of static images of in-store weekly circulars....More
in Viewpoints Oct 13, 2008

How Earlier Decisions Made Kroger Right for Today

More than a few observers have noted that Kroger stands out among major supermarket operators in today's challenging economy for its on-target price....More
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