Viewpoints http://supermarketnews.com/blog/2468/feed In their Viewpoints columns, SN editors give their perspectives on current industry issues. en 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 SN Viewpoints Product Categories 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 Stealing ideas for added value products http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stealing-ideas-added-value-products <div class="node-body blog-body">As I started pulling together examples of fresh ideas in produce, meat and deli, it occurred to me that some of the most interesting and unique finds actually may have been “borrowed” from somewhere else. </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/stealing-ideas-added-value-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/stealing-ideas-added-value-products#comments Produce & Floral SN Viewpoints Deli Viewpoints Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:15:00 +0000 508731 at http://supermarketnews.com Pharmacy bills good for pharmacies, underserved patients http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients <div class="node-body blog-body">At a time when retail pharmacists are conducting diagnostic tests under collaborative practice agreements with physicians, and expanding into more lucrative services like dispensing specialty drugs, companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would further enhance the value of these professionals to their local communities while allowing them to tap a new revenue stream. </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/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pharmacy-bills-good-pharmacies-underserved-patients#comments Nonfood & Pharmacy SN Viewpoints Health & Wellness Viewpoints Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0000 506081 at http://supermarketnews.com