Blog Contributors

Sara Shields

 

Sara Shields, PhD, is a behavior and welfare specialist at The Humane Society of the United States. She earned her doctorate from University of California, Davis and served in an animal science post-doctoral capacity at the University of Nebraska. She currently advises food...

Mar 18, 2013

Cheering Retailers for Better Pork-Sourcing Practices

Grocery retailers such as Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Supervalu and Target have recently announced that they will take steps to improve the welfare of pigs within their pork supply chains....More

Jon Springer

Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the beverage industry for a variety of publications, consumer markets for KPMG, and retail real...

Nov 14, 2014

What's next in 2015 food trends

Food trends in 2015 will be marked by more sophisticated tastes aided by travel, technology and the entrepreneurial Millennium generation....More

Jenna Telesca

Jenna Telesca is the Content Director of Supermarket News. She joined SN in 2010.

Oct 19, 2014

PMA 2014: New produce merchandising, products

As customers are looking for new ways to consume fruits and vegetables, some suppliers gave showgoers creative applications of their products at the PMA Fresh Summit conference in Anaheim....More

Brian Todd

Brian became president of The Food Institute in 2002 and has worked for this 78-year-old organization since 1980. Brian oversees the day-to-day operations of the Upper Saddle River, N.J.-based association, which disseminates industry information through its weekly report, daily e-mail updates...

Oct 17, 2012

Supermarkets, Where Did Your Customers Go?

Sales at supermarkets, warehouse clubs and supercenters are not even keeping up with the inflation rate. Supermarket News’ recent discussion with food industry analysts talked about the so-called “shrinking pie” of food sales indicating that consumers are buying less food. But is that truly the case, or is it just that consumers are....More

Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.

Dec 05, 2014

New solutions to reducing food waste

Given that there is still a long way to go to divert all of the food that retailers waste, it’s refreshing to see some companies trying out innovative practices beyond donations and composting....More

Jeff Weidauer

Jeff Weidauer is vice president of marketing and strategy for Vestcom International Inc., a Little Rock, Ark.-based provider of integrated shopper marketing solutions.

in Refresh Feb 19, 2013

How Vitamins Can Improve Your Store’s Health

When the vitamin shopper has vitamins and mineral supplements (VMS) in her basket, she spends nearly $15 on VMS alone....More

Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot Zwiebach has been with Supermarket News for more than 40 years — a span difficult for him to comprehend, having once been the youngest reporter on the staff. During that time he has covered all aspects of the industry and interviewed everyone from Byron Allumbaugh to Tom Zaucha. He...

Feb 12, 2010

From A to Z: Anka to Zaucha

LAS VEGAS — Tom Zaucha does not plan to retire from his post as president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association until June 30, but the last night of NGA's annual convention here on Thursday was the last time the membership would....More
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