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 Viewpoints Jul 01, 2013

Within Delhaize, the South May Rise Again

A culture shift favoring Food Lion’s North Carolina headquarters could be under way at Delhaize....More
in Viewpoints May 20, 2013

The Real Disruptor for Traditional Grocery

One of the most talked-about factoids presented at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference a few weeks ago was a projection that bricks-....More
in Total Access May 01, 2013

Dillon Shows Leadership at Future Connect

ORLANDO, Fla. — David Dillon, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., revealed at Food Marketing Institute’s 2013 Future Connect....More
in Total Access May 01, 2013

Learning From a Classical Pianist, and Superman

ORLANDO, Fla. — Business conferences often like to kick things off with a keynote speaker who makes attendees think outside the box, and this....More
in Total Access Apr 30, 2013

Social Media Insights Highlight Day 1 at Future Connect

The 2013 installment of Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference got off to a good start Monday, even though the meat of the event really....More
in Total Access Apr 29, 2013

Future Connect Has Important Missions

The third installment of Future Connect gets under way amid questions about its eventual fate....More
in Total Access Apr 29, 2013

FMI Future Connect: Get the Show Daily

Join SN as it publishes a daily email newsletter from this week's Food Marketing Institute Future Connect conference in Orlando, Fla....More
in Viewpoints Apr 01, 2013

Target Sets Sights on Thrifty Canadians

The ‘cheap-chic’ chain will have to contend with native grocers who know how to appeal to price-sensitive shoppers....More
in SN Social Mar 08, 2013

SN Poll Results: Still Difficult to Gauge Impact of 2% Tax

Many retailers have reported a perceived pullback in consumer spending at the start of the new year, but for the most part have not been able to....More
in Viewpoints Feb 11, 2013

Retailers Get Ahead of the Spin on Card Fees

Retailers need to be wary of credit card issuers’ consumer scare tactics....More
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