Michael Garry

Supermarket News

Michael Garry has been the Technology Editor for Supermarket News since 2002. His beat encompasses in-store, headquarters and warehouse technology; supply chain logistics; sustainability; and food safety. Previously, he served as managing editor and editor-in-chief for RetailTech magazine. In total he has been covering retail technology topics since 1991.

Posts by Michael Garry

in Viewpoints Mar 30, 2009

More Changes Needed in Food Safety Audits

As the industry considers how to improve the safety of the food supply following the seemingly endless peanut-product recalls now established as the....More
in Viewpoints Feb 23, 2009

Recalls Show Need for Oversight in Supply Chain

The news has been littered lately with examples of high-level individuals behaving badly, from Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme to Wall Street....More
in Viewpoints Jan 26, 2009

Which Tech Systems Are Most Critical in Recession?

In the current economic crisis, food retailers have two advantages. The first is the obvious one that people always have to eat, and in a recession....More
in Viewpoints Dec 08, 2008

Card Security Standard Forgot Hannaford Breach

Even in the current economic downturn, retailers need to remain vigilant about certain technical issues, particularly consumer data security. In the....More
in Viewpoints Oct 20, 2008

IT Offers Supermarkets Another Green Opportunity

Retailers adopting a strategy in their stores or warehouses ordinarily turn to a number of well-known solutions, from solar panels and wind energy to....More
in Viewpoints Sep 08, 2008

Sustainability Excellence Starts With Solar Power

Looking at the environmental activities pursued by the chain, wholesaler and independent winners of SN's first annual Sustainability Excellence....More
in Viewpoints Aug 11, 2008

Card Groups Need New Approach to Data Security

The Hannaford Bros. data security breach, which exposed 4.2 million credit and debit cards earlier this year, was certainly a teachable moment for the....More
in Viewpoints Jun 23, 2008

Retailers Have New Ways to Improve Food Safety

Nobody in this industry wants to hear the word “recall,” but when it must be used, it’s important for suppliers, wholesalers and retailers to have....More
in Viewpoints May 05, 2008

More Store Deliveries or Fewer? Both Make Sense

While seemingly straightforward on the surface, food retailing is a fairly complex business when all of its variables are taken into account. This....More
in Viewpoints Mar 24, 2008

Tainted Food, Hackers Making Trips to the Store Too Risky

Like doctors, food retailers have a paramount duty to “do no harm.” Yet lately, it’s become increasingly difficult for retailers to keep consumers....More
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