Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en Gen Y finally comes of age in retailers’ eyes http://supermarketnews.com/blog/gen-y-finally-comes-age-retailers-eyes <div class="node-body blog-body">For years, Millennials were influential, but they weren’t moving the needle for supermarkets as much as hoped. Gen Y was on the radar, but not the front burner. Things have changed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/gen-y-finally-comes-age-retailers-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/gen-y-finally-comes-age-retailers-eyes#comments SN Viewpoints Marketing Viewpoints Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:53:00 +0000 521831 at http://supermarketnews.com Food industry 2025 comes into view http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-industry-2025-comes-view <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s only 2015 but we can already see 10 years out. That’s the conclusion of Technomic in a new and convincing report on where things are headed</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-industry-2025-comes-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-industry-2025-comes-view#comments SN Viewpoints Grocery Outlet Kroger Co. ShopRite Sprouts Farmers Market Wal-Mart Stores Whole Foods Market Viewpoints Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 518881 at http://supermarketnews.com Food safety tops list of retailers' fears in fresh foods http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-safety-tops-list-retailers-fears-fresh-foods <div class="node-body blog-body">SN's first Fresh Foods survey asked retailers to choose their top two greatest fears in the perimeter. At the top of the list was food safety, which 50% of retailers said was one of their biggest fears.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-safety-tops-list-retailers-fears-fresh-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-safety-tops-list-retailers-fears-fresh-foods#comments SN Viewpoints Food Safety Viewpoints Tue, 12 May 2015 19:47:00 +0000 517851 at http://supermarketnews.com From the heart http://supermarketnews.com/blog/heart <div class="node-body blog-body">Just over 30 years ago the idea of a woman president of the Western Association of Food Chains — or any trade group — seemed foreign to some industry executives. Of course I mean male executives because, with few exceptions, those were the only kind there were.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/heart#comments SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 11 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 517691 at http://supermarketnews.com A new type of craft store http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-type-craft-store <div class="node-body blog-body">Retailers have embraced craft beer, ice cream and now, soda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-type-craft-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-type-craft-store#comments Beverage SN Viewpoints Jungle Jim's International Market Straub's Markets Viewpoints Wed, 06 May 2015 15:42:00 +0000 517371 at http://supermarketnews.com Five things retailers want from fresh food suppliers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/five-things-retailers-want-fresh-food-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body">SN just released the findings of its perishables state-of-the-industry survey, and the data will open some eyes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/five-things-retailers-want-fresh-food-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/five-things-retailers-want-fresh-food-suppliers#comments Product Categories SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 516541 at http://supermarketnews.com How will the California drought affect food retailing? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing <div class="node-body blog-body">In the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown&rsquo;s order to impose mandatory cuts to water usage for the first time in the California&rsquo;s history, much has been made about the state&rsquo;s use of water for agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing#comments Produce & Floral SN Viewpoints Sustainability Viewpoints Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:51:00 +0000 515301 at http://supermarketnews.com The power of protein http://supermarketnews.com/blog/power-protein <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers want more protein in their diets. While they can get it in beef, eggs and cheese and other foods that are naturally high in protein, they are increasingly seeking it out in packaged goods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/power-protein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/power-protein#comments Consumer Trends SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000 514261 at http://supermarketnews.com Trade shows through the 'lens of food' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/trade-shows-through-lens-food <div class="node-body blog-body">Phil Lempert writes about how trade shows can encourage a vibrant discussion about the food industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/trade-shows-through-lens-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/trade-shows-through-lens-food#comments Latest News SN Viewpoints Center Store Viewpoints Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:19:00 +0000 513441 at http://supermarketnews.com Playing offense with online shopping http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping <div class="node-body blog-body">There are lots of ways to approach online shopping, even if you’re just a one-store retailer, and you shouldn't let fear get in your way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/viewpoints">Viewpoints</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail 2015 NGA Show Viewpoints Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 510961 at http://supermarketnews.com