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 Total Access May 11, 2011

Supermarkets Get Good Grades

Shoppers might not be going there as often as they used to, but they like their supermarkets just as much — if not more — than ever, according to....More
in Total Access May 10, 2011

Culture Is Top Factor in Building Talent

Performance management programs are not as useful in building talent within an organization as having a supportive culture, according to a presenter....More
in Total Access May 10, 2011

Strong Turnout for Future Connect

Rooms were filled to near capacity for three “pre-conference” sessions at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference Tuesday morning....More
in Total Access May 10, 2011

Tools for Retention and Management Effectiveness

Early arrivals at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect conference here Monday heard a recap of two reports from the Coca-Cola Retailing Research....More
in Total Access May 09, 2011

Food for Thought at Future Connect

There is one thing that I am especially looking forward to at Food Marketing Institute’s Future Connect 2011 conference this week: lunch. New to the....More
in Viewpoints May 02, 2011

Wal-Mart Lends an Ear to the Online Conversation

Michael Duke, Wal-Mart's chief executive officer, recounted last week how much he enjoys dropping into the company's stores unannounced, visiting with....More
in Viewpoints Mar 07, 2011

Handling the Transition When the Founder Leaves

Perhaps no one in corporate America is more closely identified with the company they founded than Steve Jobs, the chief executive officer of....More
in Viewpoints Jan 10, 2011

Long Fight Continues for Food Safety Legislation

Although President Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act into law last week, both opponents and supporters....More
in Viewpoints Nov 15, 2010

Fresh Market IPO Reflects High-Income Recovery

Chances are, Ray Berry's income this month will be quite a bit bigger than yours. The founder and chairman of the Fresh Market chain of upscale....More
in Viewpoints Sep 20, 2010

Seizing Opportunities When the Outlook Is Bleak

During the past two years of economic malaise, it is easy to assume that business activity has slowed down. It is reflected in the national....More
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