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 Sep 24, 2012

Legislative Compromises Would Help Retailers

A good outcome of the election would be a more moderate Congress....More
in Refresh Sep 04, 2012

Whole Foods Prices Get Competitive

Whole Foods — once branded “Whole Paycheck” by consumers for its premium pricing — has been working for several years to change its high-price image....More
in Viewpoints Aug 11, 2012

Chains Evolve to ‘Own Local’ in Their Markets

Three small West Coast chains have become local brands....More
in Viewpoints Jun 16, 2012

Kowalski’s and Its Workers Save for Retirement

The Kowalski's retirement plan reflects a spirit of collaboration that has sometimes been lacking....More
in Viewpoints Apr 27, 2012

Supervalu Needs Workers’ Support to Succeed

Supervalu gave Wall Street some positive news last week when the company reported fourth-quarter results and a better-than-expected outlook for the....More
in Viewpoints Feb 13, 2012

Larkin Leverages Legislative Expertise at NGA

Before joining the National Grocers Association in 2010 as only the second president and chief executive officer in the association’s history, Peter....More
in Total Access Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Social Media Can Help Engage Customers

Tips from retailers for using social media to generate customer engagement....More
in Total Access Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Whole Foods’ Co-CEO Sees Virtues of ‘Higher Purpose’

Companies that devote themselves to a broader, more philanthropic mission can reap benefits on the bottom line, according to Walter Robb, co-CEO of....More
in Total Access Jan 17, 2012

NRF: Audience Detection Technology Targets Messages

In-store audience-detection technology that tailors marketing messages to individual demographic groups is on display at the National Retail....More
in Total Access Jan 16, 2012

NRF: Retailers Seek to Cope With Social Media, Mobile

Retailers are struggling to get their arms around the implications of social media and mobile marketing, according to presenters at the National....More
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