Mark Hamstra

Supermarket News

Mark Hamstra is the content director of Supermarket News covering events and trends in food retailing. Mark joined SN in 2001 as the editor of the Nonfoods section, became the editor of the Retail/Financial section in 2002 and content director in 2014. Prior to joining SN, he had covered the restaurant industry, the drug store industry and the direct marketing industry for other weekly B2B magazines. In his first journalism job, he covered high school and college sports for a small daily newspaper in Colorado.

Posts by Mark Hamstra

in SN Social Apr 22, 2014

Grocers go green with Earth Day tweets

Supermarket companies took to Twitter on Tuesday to wish their customers a happy Earth Day, with tweets ranging from the practical tips for energy....More
in Viewpoints Mar 17, 2014

With Safeway, Cerberus acquires management talent

Albertsons, it appears, has acquired a succession plan for its aging lineup of leaders....More
in SN Social Feb 07, 2014

Supermarkets tout local athletes at Sochi

Sandwiched in between the obvious marketing opportunities of the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, the launch of this year’s Winter Olympics presents a....More
in Viewpoints Dec 23, 2013

Albertsons’ Surprise Success One of 2013’s Top Stories

The Albertsons chain of events was one of the biggest supermarket stories in 2013 — but the story turned out much different than expected, much to....More
in SN Social Dec 20, 2013

Mergers Dominate Top 10 Articles of 2013

In a year of intense merger and acquisition activity for food retailers, it’s not surprising that many of the most-read stories on SN’s....More
in Viewpoints Nov 18, 2013

The Grinch That Will Fail to Steal Christmas

Will the Grinch put a stop to seasonal spending? Could it be the recovery soon will be ending?....More
in Viewpoints Oct 14, 2013

Putting Out Fires While Legislators Fiddle

The food industry once again stepped up to the plate in a time of crisis....More
in SN Social Sep 19, 2013

Bloggers Fuel Duane Reade’s Buzz

NEW YORK — The Twitter-verse is abuzz about Duane Reade, and it’s no accident....More
in Viewpoints Sep 02, 2013

Sprouts Wins by Flipping the Margin Model

Sprouts in many ways has positioned itself in a “sweet spot” where traditional supermarkets would like to be....More
in Viewpoints Jul 22, 2013

Mergers Point to Confidence in Supermarkets

M&A activity has cast a positive glow on the supermarket industry....More
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