Industry Voices http://supermarketnews.com/blog/388981/feed en The hard discount threat http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside North America, hard discount has not been much of a factor. We believe that is likely to change soon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/hard-discount-threat#comments Industry Voices Deep Discount Aldi Bottom Dollar Food Industry Voices Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:32:00 +0000 497201 at http://supermarketnews.com Why technology will never replace people http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s true that technology has replaced a number of jobs in the U.S. workforce. But how much can technology really replace the human element in a service/people driven business?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-technology-will-never-replace-people#comments Industry Voices Technology Industry Voices Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:44:00 +0000 496311 at http://supermarketnews.com Midterm elections will provide regulatory relief http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief <div class="node-body blog-body">While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the impact of the mid-term elections on President Obama’s agenda, the Nov. 4 election results also had far-reaching impact on the food and beverage sector.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/midterm-elections-will-provide-regulatory-relief#comments Total Access Event Coverage Laws & Regulations Industry Voices Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:03:00 +0000 495861 at http://supermarketnews.com How shopper trust varies by topic http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail Feedback Group's national study of supermarket shoppers, the 2014 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, asked shoppers to rate their primary supermarket’s performance on a number of “trust issues.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-shopper-trust-varies-topic#comments Industry Voices Technology Food Safety Industry Voices Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:00 +0000 494731 at http://supermarketnews.com Local: It’s not just for produce anymore http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore <div class="node-body blog-body">For the smart retailer, these products present a golden opportunity. The smart retailer will join forces with these independent inventors, and feature their food in our stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/local-it-s-not-just-produce-anymore#comments Industry Voices Produce Center Store Industry Voices Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 490101 at http://supermarketnews.com Always prepare for the worst http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that crises take a toll on stakeholder relationships, financial success and reputations, what can you do to help minimize the negative impact? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/always-prepare-worst#comments Retail & Financial Industry Voices Industry Voices Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:01:00 +0000 488741 at http://supermarketnews.com Reduce shoplifting, increase profitability http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Managing vendor, employee and consumer shrink is one of the industry’s greatest bugbears and one likely to grow in coming years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/reduce-shoplifting-increase-profitability#comments Industry Voices Technology Industry Voices Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 488131 at http://supermarketnews.com The challenge of Hispanic retailers in the U.S. http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us <div class="node-body blog-body">The Hispanic demographic will continue to evolve, so it’s up to Hispanic retailers to continue evolving with them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/challenge-hispanic-retailers-us#comments Consumer Trends Industry Voices Center Store Ethnic Mi Pueblo Food Centers Industry Voices Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:32:00 +0000 487511 at http://supermarketnews.com Why retailers and suppliers should attend next year’s FMI Connect http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect <div class="node-body blog-body">FMI’s return to an annual trade show — FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience — was an important step in maintaining the connectivity of our industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/why-retailers-and-suppliers-should-attend-next-year-s-fmi-connect#comments Retail & Financial Industry Voices 2014 FMI Connect Industry Voices Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:16:00 +0000 486311 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers should remove junk food from checkout aisles http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-should-remove-junk-food-checkout-aisles <div class="node-body blog-body">In an age when people struggle with obesity and diabetes, promoting impulse purchases of candy and soda in the checkout aisle is irresponsible and unethical.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-should-remove-junk-food-checkout-aisles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-should-remove-junk-food-checkout-aisles#comments Industry Voices Marketing Health & Wellness Industry Voices Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:35:00 +0000 485031 at http://supermarketnews.com Cybercrime compromises more than data http://supermarketnews.com/blog/cybercrime-compromises-more-data <div class="node-body blog-body">What can you do to limit the reputational fallout from a a data security breach? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/cybercrime-compromises-more-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/cybercrime-compromises-more-data#comments Retail & Financial Industry Voices Industry Voices Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 480151 at http://supermarketnews.com How grocery retailers can deliver more value through personalized marketing http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-grocery-retailers-can-deliver-more-value-through-personalized-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body">From relevant offers to tailored solutions, here's how grocery retailers can deliver more value through personalized marketing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-grocery-retailers-can-deliver-more-value-through-personalized-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-grocery-retailers-can-deliver-more-value-through-personalized-marketing#comments Industry Voices Marketing Industry Voices Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:53:00 +0000 479011 at http://supermarketnews.com Pest management challenges and best practices for grocery stores http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pest-management-challenges-and-best-practices-grocery-stores <div class="node-body blog-body">Pests need three things to survive: food, water and shelter. A well-stocked supermarket contains an overabundance of all three. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pest-management-challenges-and-best-practices-grocery-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/pest-management-challenges-and-best-practices-grocery-stores#comments Bakery Industry Voices Deli Meat Center Store Industry Voices Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:40:00 +0000 478331 at http://supermarketnews.com Get creative to engage shoppers with social media http://supermarketnews.com/blog/get-creative-engage-shoppers-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the widespread capabilities of the social web, supermarket shoppers so far seem very limited in how they use any of the platforms for any activities around purchasing or meal preparation. And the reason for that limited behavior may come from supermarket companies themselves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/get-creative-engage-shoppers-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/get-creative-engage-shoppers-social-media#comments Marketing Social media Industry Voices Tue, 27 May 2014 17:49:00 +0000 475941 at http://supermarketnews.com Connecting with customers on wellness http://supermarketnews.com/blog/connecting-customers-wellness <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s an exciting time to be in the grocery business, as food retailers have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in consumers’ lives. Grocers have truly become a destination for health and wellness, writes Industry Voices contributor Natalie Menza, health and wellness manager at Wakefern.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/connecting-customers-wellness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/connecting-customers-wellness#comments Industry Voices Health & Wellness Industry Voices Fri, 16 May 2014 13:20:00 +0000 475001 at http://supermarketnews.com