Mark Hamstra

Retail/Financial Editor , Supermarket News

Mark Hamstra is the editor of the Retail/Financial section of Supermarket News covering mergers and acquisitions, quarterly earnings reports, executive changes and other significant events and trends in food retailing. Mark joined SN in 2001 as the editor of the Nonfoods section, and he became the editor of the Retail/Financial section in 2002. Prior to joining SN, he had covered the restaurant industry, the drug store industry and the direct marketing industry for other weekly B2B magazines, and — what seems like a long, long time ago — he covered high school and college sports for a small daily newspaper in Colorado.

Posts by Mark Hamstra

in Total Access Jun 18, 2009

New Global Group Unites CPG and Retail

From now on, nobody has to wonder what CIES stands for. As of this morning, it no longer exists. Its members voted overwhelmingly today to form a new....More
in Total Access Jun 17, 2009

Burd Gives His Health Care Talk

Steve Burd, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway, gave his inspired presentation about health care reform this afternoon at....More
in Total Access Jun 17, 2009

Sustainability Still in Vogue at CIES

The enormity of the economic crisis has not diminished the importance of sustainability and other issues concerning social responsibility....More
in Total Access Jun 17, 2009

Getting a Global Perspective at CIES

The U.S. tends to be a little bit isolated from the rest of the world in many ways....More
in Viewpoints May 11, 2009

Noddle Engineered Transformation at Supervalu

In 2006, when Supervalu announced that it was going to acquire most of the Albertsons chain, the move was hailed by some analysts as a brilliant....More
in Viewpoints Apr 06, 2009

A Cooperative Culture Drives Bloom's Success

In the spring of 2004, Food Lion unveiled a new supermarket concept that promised to make grocery shopping easier. Bloom A Food Lion Market, as the....More
in Viewpoints Feb 16, 2009

Passion for Retailing Comes From Different Angles

The five Executives to Watch profiled in this week's cover feature, which begins on Page 10, all face some significant challenges and opportunities in....More
in Viewpoints Jan 05, 2009

Time for Supermarkets to Showcase Nutrition

Supermarkets have crafted a host of clever promotions and merchandising devices to accommodate budget-stressed shoppers, from cents off at the gas....More
in Viewpoints Nov 17, 2008

Economy Creates Opportunity for Store Brands

One of the political arguments during the recent election campaign was that the U.S. should not emulate Europe, with its socialized medicine, high....More
in Viewpoints Oct 06, 2008

Retailers Tap Consumer Marketers for Branding Edge

The term retail marketing has long been an oxymoron, at least in the supermarket industry. Much of the marketing effort of food retailers has....More
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