Robert Vosburgh

Supermarket News

Robert Vosburgh is group editor of Supermarket News (SN), the food industry's leading newsweekly, where he coordinates coverage of fresh foods, grocery and beverage. He is also editor of SN Whole Health, a quarterly supplement created in 2004 in response to the overwhelming interest in health and wellness shown by retailers operating in mainstream channels. Bob joined SN back in 1997 as the fresh foods editor.

Posts by Robert Vosburgh

in Refresh May 08, 2008

Eat Your Pet

Wait, don't call the ASPCA just yet. I meant Chia Pet — you know, those terra cotta figures shaped like animals (or the heads of Homer Simpson or....More
in Refresh May 06, 2008

Smoothie Talk

Take a look at any refrigerated case in the produce department, and you'll understand just how supermarkets feel about fresh juices and smoothies. It....More
in Refresh May 02, 2008

State of the States

It's reassuring to see the role government is playing in trying to get Americans to eat better, exercise and lose weight. The types of programs....More
in Refresh Apr 29, 2008

Safeway Finds the Best Way

I recall reporting on a mess of problems at Safeway some years ago. They had acquired Randalls in Texas and Dominick's in Illinois. It culminated in....More
in Refresh Apr 22, 2008

One Day A Year

When Gaylord Nelson died at age 89 on July 3, 2005, Earth Day was already established on the calendar. It was a day of awareness and education, but....More
in Refresh Apr 18, 2008

Building Green Supply Chains

Everyone's talking about sustainability. Entire fleets of trucks have been converted to biodiesel; packaging has gone on a diet, losing mass and....More
in Refresh Apr 15, 2008

Hefty Fines and Thinking Thin

Some interesting developments from around the world regarding diet, health and weight: According to a story on, employers in Japan have....More
in Refresh Apr 10, 2008

The Wild Ride of Wild Harvest

Supervalu has the luxury of choice. It operates multiple banners in just about every state in the country. The stores are diverse and many have been....More
in Refresh Apr 07, 2008

The Power of Powders

To be sure, the era of "one size fits all" in the beverage industry is long gone. Some recent product introductions aren't even liquid. They're....More
in Refresh Apr 03, 2008

Build It Green and They Will Shop

We received some interesting numbers this week from the Food Marketing Institute, the organization representing retailers in food industry matters....More
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