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 Feb 08, 2013

SN Poll Results: Will Ahold USA Buy Harris Teeter?

The industry seems to believe that Ahold USA, parent of the Stop....More
in SN Social Feb 04, 2013

SN Poll Results: Divided on Food Retail Stocks

About a third of the respondents to a poll on SN’s website last week said they thought Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, would be the top-performing....More
in SN Social Jan 16, 2013

SN Poll Results: Retailers Uncertain on Health Care Impact

About a third of respondents to a poll on SN’s website last week said they still have “more questions than answers” about the potential impact of....More
in SN Social Jan 07, 2013

SN Poll Results: Consumer Spending Is Top Concern

Concerns about consumer spending in the year ahead beat out concerns about taxes and health care costs in a poll on SN’s website last week....More
in SN Social Dec 27, 2012

SN Poll Results: Most See Fresh & Easy Selling Piecemeal

Only about one in five respondents to a poll on SN’s website believe that Tesco will find a single buyer for its Fresh & Easy chain in the U.S....More
in Viewpoints Dec 17, 2012

For Some, the End May Signal a New Beginning

Fresh management and new ownership could impart some much-needed stability for the future of some chains....More
in SN Social Dec 10, 2012

SN Poll Results: Sales Boost Seen From Longer Holiday Season

The extra selling time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year could add a least a few percentage points onto sales, according to two-thirds of....More
in SN Social Dec 03, 2012

SN Poll Results: Readers Anticipate Supervalu Sale

More than 60% of respondents to a poll on SN’s website last week said they believed Supervalu would sell all or part of the company by the end of....More
in SN Social Nov 19, 2012

SN Poll Results: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Nearly half of the respondents to a poll posted on SN’s website last week said they were contributing in some way to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts....More
in Viewpoints Nov 19, 2012

Supermarkets Deck the Halls With Digital Offers

Online sales are growing fast, but digital marketing holds more long-term promise for supermarkets....More
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