Blog Contributors

Carol Angrisani

Carol Angrisani is an associate editor at Supermarket News. Along with covering the packaged goods beat, she also manages SN’s annual private-label and ethnic marketing supplements. Carol started working at Supermarket News in 1995 as a health and beauty care and pharmacy reporter. She...

in Viewpoints May 06, 2015

A new type of craft store

Retailers have embraced craft beer, ice cream and now, soda....More

Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop has been recognized as one of the ten thought and research leaders “driving the future of consumer intelligence” by American Demographics magazine. Known for his ability to see around corners (and translate research into actionable insights), he has worked on...

in Industry Voices Apr 28, 2014

Five strategies to profit from personalization

Strong, personalized relationships show shoppers you care about them and want to help them get the right products....More

Trudy Bourgeois

Trudy Bourgeois is a renowned and respected authority on leadership development and diversity in today’s corporate America, and founded The Center for Workforce Excellence in 2001. CWE has grown and is now established as a leading coaching, training, consulting and teaching organization...

in Industry Voices Jun 27, 2013

Today's Consumer Is a SHE

Who are the main consumers today? Women....More

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen is a consumer strategist in Kurt Salmon’s Private Equity Practice. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience, including deep experience in food and beverage, consumer products and specialty retail. 

in Industry Voices May 13, 2013

How to Spot the Difference Between Fads and Trends

Trends rise slowly, whereas fads spike—and die out— quickly....More


Refresh occasionally invites individual experts from the industry to contribute their thoughts on a specific topic. Their blog posts will always include complete identification and a biography.
in Refresh Dec 12, 2012

Fair Trade Addresses Key Challenges in Cocoa

There's no other way to say it: Cocoa farmers are poor. Really poor....More

Don Cuppett

Don Cuppett Jr. is content production director for Supermarket News, a Penton Media publication.

Aug 10, 2015

Readers voted: Here's the news event with biggest industry impact

SN has reported on a boatload of big news in food retailing in recent months, but which is the biggest story of them all, according to readers?....More

Bill Daley

Bill Daley recently retired from Duane Reade, following a 46-year career in the retail industry. He spent 28 years at Pathmark, where as SVP of store support he was responsible for POS, front-end operations and computer-assisted ordering. He also installed CAO systems at Stop & Shop and...

in Industry Voices Sep 26, 2012

The Birth of Scanning

A former Pathmark store-operations representative, who helped install the first IBM scanner at a New Jersey Pathmark store, recalls the pioneering efforts that established bar-code scanning as a worldwide standard....More

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology & Logistics section in 2004, but has since covered every supermarket food category under the...

in Viewpoints Aug 24, 2015

Andronico’s offers innovative approach to health

Natural and organic foods have become democratized, and supermarket retailers have made registered dietitians available to the masses, but now health aspirations could become even more attainable as Andronico’s Community Markets adds certified holistic health coaching to the mix....More

Ken Harris

Ken Harris is the Chairman of Enjoy Life Foods, a free-from snack and cookie manufacturer based in Schiller Park, Ill. He was formerly the CEO of Kantar Retail and a Partner at Cannondale Associates, both marketing and sales consulting firms focused on consumer products.  

in Industry Voices Jun 05, 2013

How to Grow Sales Beyond Gluten Free

In the U.S., the gluten-free segment actually represents a subset of a much larger category – consumers with food allergies and/or intolerances beyond gluten....More

Kenny Holt

Kenny Holt is a 31-year BGC employee, currently serving as executive vice president of human resources. In addition to human resources, his responsibilities include risk management, and he is executive sponsor of the company’s new concept store, FRESH by Brookshire’s. Kenny has...

in Industry Voices May 30, 2013

Training: A Great Idea for Grocery

After much research and discussion, we decided to create the role of a store trainer....More

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