Industry Voices http://supermarketnews.com/blog/388981/feed Here you'll find a wide variety of industry stakeholders weighing in on the important issues that define today's retail food business. en From Kroger to Sprouts: identifying different growth styles http://supermarketnews.com/blog/kroger-sprouts-identifying-different-growth-styles <div class="node-body blog-body">In general, there are two types of growth: what is sometimes called Horizontal Growth, adding top lines sales in its various forms, and Vertical Growth, innovating and creating new markets. </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/kroger-sprouts-identifying-different-growth-styles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/kroger-sprouts-identifying-different-growth-styles#comments Industry Voices Retail & Financial Industry Voices Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:25:00 +0000 523171 at http://supermarketnews.com New insights for engaging Hispanic shoppers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-insights-engaging-hispanic-shoppers <div class="node-body blog-body">Acosta and Univision recently embarked on the fourth edition of The Why? Behind The Buy U.S. Hispanic Shopper Study and uncovered important shopper behaviors and marketing insights. The insights focus on three areas to boost engagement with these shoppers.</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/new-insights-engaging-hispanic-shoppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/new-insights-engaging-hispanic-shoppers#comments Industry Voices Consumer Trends Industry Voices Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:12:00 +0000 522711 at http://supermarketnews.com What shoppers want from retailers on social media http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-shoppers-want-retailers-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are a retailer without a customer-centric social media strategy, you are missing out on a rising demand by consumers, and you could lose those consumers to competitors that are more social media savvy.</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/what-shoppers-want-retailers-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/what-shoppers-want-retailers-social-media#comments Industry Voices Consumer Trends Marketing Industry Voices Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:00 +0000 522111 at http://supermarketnews.com Managing the risks and rewards of store upgrades http://supermarketnews.com/blog/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking on resource intensive projects is both a source of great opportunity and great risk for grocers</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/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/managing-risks-and-rewards-store-upgrades#comments Industry Voices Store Design & Construction Meals Industry Voices Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:18:00 +0000 519591 at http://supermarketnews.com Building a better bakery: Using technology to gain customers and efficiencies http://supermarketnews.com/blog/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies <div class="node-body blog-body">The bakery is an attractive department for innovation in an effort to bump up margins. The key is to identify improvements that can decrease costs without sacrificing quality or service.</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/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/building-better-bakery-using-technology-gain-customers-and-efficiencies#comments Bakery Industry Voices Industry Voices Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:00 +0000 515901 at http://supermarketnews.com Which craft beer is right for my consumer? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body">With craft beer becoming so pervasive and so many outlets offering it, where does that leave the grocery store? </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/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/which-craft-beer-right-my-consumer#comments Industry Voices Beverage Consumer Trends Center Store Industry Voices Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:33:00 +0000 515331 at http://supermarketnews.com Time to eradicate politics from flawed Dietary Guidelines process http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines have become so politicized that the recommendations swing wildly from one presidential administration to the next and their impact on consumer behavior is minimal at best. That must change.</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/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process#comments Industry Voices Government Industry Voices Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000 513661 at http://supermarketnews.com How supermarkets can get ethnic foods momentum http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum <div class="node-body blog-body">Deep discount grocers now offer a robust array of ethnic product choices at reasonable prices, presenting supermarkets with yet another competitive threat. </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-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-supermarkets-can-get-ethnic-foods-momentum#comments Industry Voices Ethnic Industry Voices Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:38:00 +0000 508231 at http://supermarketnews.com Your in-store pharmacist isn’t just a pill counter! http://supermarketnews.com/blog/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail food stores are missing a huge opportunity to drive loyalty with repeat customer interactions and sales as a result of thinking about the pharmacy as only a place to fill prescriptions, writes Robin Michel.</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/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/your-store-pharmacist-isn-t-just-pill-counter#comments Industry Voices Nonfood & Pharmacy Industry Voices Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 502171 at http://supermarketnews.com Huge ethnic marketing opportunity identified for retailers http://supermarketnews.com/blog/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers <div class="node-body blog-body">A recently released study from LoyaltyOne shows ethnic shoppers are not finding the products they want in their local stores, and these customers would buy more from stores that stock ethnic products than the typical shopper. </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/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/huge-ethnic-marketing-opportunity-identified-retailers#comments Industry Voices Marketing Ethnic Industry Voices Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:40:00 +0000 498651 at http://supermarketnews.com