Supermarket News http://supermarketnews.com/rss.xml en California governor signs bag legislation http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/california-governor-signs-bag-legislation <div class="node-body article-body">California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that creates a consistent statewide standard for regulation of carryout bags, effective July 1, 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/california-governor-signs-bag-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/california-governor-signs-bag-legislation#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Laws & Regulations Sustainability California sustainability Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:07:00 +0000 492011 at http://supermarketnews.com Affiliated Foods Midwest charts rebate increase http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/affiliated-foods-midwest-charts-rebate-increase <div class="node-body article-body">Affiliated Foods Midwest said that it provided $57 million in cash patronage rebates to its member-owners this year, with the average annual rebate increasing to 4.75% of purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/affiliated-foods-midwest-charts-rebate-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/affiliated-foods-midwest-charts-rebate-increase#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Affiliated Foods Midwest 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0000 491951 at http://supermarketnews.com Creditors, suitors object to terms of AWI bid http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/creditors-suitors-object-terms-awi-bid <div class="node-body article-body">A bankruptcy financing package for Associated Wholesalers Inc. offered by suitor C&S Wholesale Grocers would benefit only bank lenders and C&S, leaving little for product suppliers, creditors in AWI’s bankruptcy case charged.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/creditors-suitors-object-terms-awi-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/creditors-suitors-object-terms-awi-bid#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Associated Wholesalers Inc. Bankruptcy C&S Wholesale Grocers Supervalu 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 491931 at http://supermarketnews.com Raley's increasing natural, organic private label http://supermarketnews.com/private-label/raleys-increasing-natural-organic-private-label <div class="node-body article-body">Raley’s plans to increase the number of private-label products made only with natural and organic ingredients as part of its “vision to infuse life with health and happiness,” the company said Monday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/private-label/raleys-increasing-natural-organic-private-label" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/private-label/raleys-increasing-natural-organic-private-label#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Private Label California Natural Nevada Raley's Supermarkets 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 491921 at http://supermarketnews.com General Mills addresses concerns over Annie's standards http://supermarketnews.com/supplier-news/general-mills-addresses-concerns-over-annies-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Annie's consumers are petitioning General Mills to pledge to uphold Annie’s Homegrown organic standards, as part of an online campaign. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/supplier-news/general-mills-addresses-concerns-over-annies-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/supplier-news/general-mills-addresses-concerns-over-annies-standards#comments Latest News Consumer Trends Marketing Supplier News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:21:00 +0000 491911 at http://supermarketnews.com SVU breach may have affected Albertsons http://supermarketnews.com/albertsons/svu-breach-may-have-affected-albertsons <div class="node-body article-body">The second security breach to Supervalu’s data systems may also have affected customers at several Albertsons banners the wholesaler supplies, AB Acquisition LLC said Monday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/albertsons/svu-breach-may-have-affected-albertsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/albertsons/svu-breach-may-have-affected-albertsons#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Acme Albertsons Albertsons Data security Jewel-Osco Shaw's Star Market Supervalu Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 491891 at http://supermarketnews.com Has Supervalu's second security breach in six weeks caused your company to better scrutinize its data systems? 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Supermarkets 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:00 +0000 491871 at http://supermarketnews.com Overwaitea announces senior staff changes http://supermarketnews.com/overwaitea-food-group/overwaitea-announces-senior-staff-changes <div class="node-body article-body">Overwaitea Food Group on Monday announced a slate of new management appointments the company said would align its business processes in support of its overall strategic plan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/overwaitea-food-group/overwaitea-announces-senior-staff-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/overwaitea-food-group/overwaitea-announces-senior-staff-changes#comments Latest News Executive Changes Darrell Jones Overwaitea Food Group Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 491861 at http://supermarketnews.com Supervalu reports second security breach http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/supervalu-reports-second-security-breach <div class="node-body article-body">For the second time in six weeks, Supervalu said it experienced a breach in its data systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/supervalu-reports-second-security-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/supervalu-reports-second-security-breach#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Data security Supervalu Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:55:00 +0000 491851 at http://supermarketnews.com Use social media to strengthen loyalty http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/use-social-media-strengthen-loyalty <div class="node-body article-body">The power of social media lies in its ability to connect and strengthen relationships — the "social" rather than the "media." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/use-social-media-strengthen-loyalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/use-social-media-strengthen-loyalty#comments Retailers 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:29:00 +0000 491811 at http://supermarketnews.com Gallery: Walmart opens click-and-collect facility http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/gallery-walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility <div class="node-body gallery-body">Wal-Mart Stores on Monday began fulfilling same-day Internet grocery orders at a drive-up Grocery Pickup facility in Northwest Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/gallery-walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/gallery-walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Walmart Online Retail Photo Gallery Wal-Mart Stores Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:25:00 +0000 491801 at http://supermarketnews.com Peapod launches service in Lehigh Valley http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/peapod-launches-service-lehigh-valley <div class="node-body article-body">Peapod and Ahold USA sister company Giant-Carlisle on Monday said that they have introduced the Peapod home and business delivery service area to communities in Lehigh and Northampton, Pa., counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/peapod-launches-service-lehigh-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/online-retail/peapod-launches-service-lehigh-valley#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Ahold USA Online Retail Ahold USA Giant-Carlisle 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 491791 at http://supermarketnews.com Floral fads favor intense colors, bigger bouquets http://supermarketnews.com/floral/floral-fads-favor-intense-colors-bigger-bouquets <div class="field-byline"> By Kelly Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bright and bold. Pretty pastel. Elegantly earthen. Floral trends for supermarket bouquets run the gamut from colorfully kitschy and rustic to softly sweet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/floral/floral-fads-favor-intense-colors-bigger-bouquets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/floral/floral-fads-favor-intense-colors-bigger-bouquets#comments Floral Wegmans Food Markets Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:35:00 +0000 491781 at http://supermarketnews.com Walmart opens click-and-collect facility http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility <div class="node-body article-body">Wal-Mart Stores on Monday began fulfilling same-day Internet grocery orders at a drive-up Grocery Pickup facility in Northwest Arkansas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/walmart-opens-click-and-collect-facility#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Walmart Online Retail Wal-Mart Stores Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 +0000 491771 at http://supermarketnews.com (Food) Waste Not http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/food-waste-not <div class="field-byline"> By Ed Rubinstein </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grocers gain consumer appreciation and cut costs with food waste programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/food-waste-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/food-waste-not#comments Sustainability Delhaize America Hannaford Bros. New Seasons Market Sprouts Farmers Market Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:59:00 +0000 491761 at http://supermarketnews.com NGA applauds revised ad allowance guidelines http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/nga-applauds-revised-ad-allowance-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body">The National Grocers Association said Monday commended the Federal Trade Commission for revising guidelines on advertising allowances that the trade group had endorsed in testimony earlier this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/nga-applauds-revised-ad-allowance-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/laws-regulations/nga-applauds-revised-ad-allowance-guidelines#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Laws & Regulations Legislation National Grocers Association NGA Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:49:00 +0000 491741 at http://supermarketnews.com Delhaize to join European buying group Coopernic http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/delhaize-join-european-buying-group-coopernic <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Delhaize Group said Monday that it would join Coopernic, the European buying alliance headed by French retailer E. Leclerc, in January.</p> <p>Italian retailer Coop Italia is also expected to join the group in October, Delhaize said. Brussels-based Delhaize said the three organizations in Coopernic will share expertise in private brand innovation and development; commercial terms with international suppliers; and synergies in non-food procurement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/delhaize-join-european-buying-group-coopernic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/delhaize-join-european-buying-group-coopernic#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Top 25 Global Retailers Delhaize Group Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:46:00 +0000 491731 at http://supermarketnews.com Instagram founder joins Walmart board http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/instagram-founder-joins-walmart-board <div class="node-body article-body">Wal-Mart Stores said Monday that Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom has accepted an appointment to its board of directors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/instagram-founder-joins-walmart-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/instagram-founder-joins-walmart-board#comments Latest News Executive Changes Walmart Wal-Mart Stores 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:33:00 +0000 491721 at http://supermarketnews.com Supermarkets experiment with vegetarian foodservice http://supermarketnews.com/meals/supermarkets-experiment-vegetarian-foodservice <div class="field-byline"> By Jeff Wells </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Mariano’s opened its 23rd retail location, the Chicagoland retailer introduced customers to a new foodservice concept that featured some traditional favorites — for vegans and vegetarians. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/meals/supermarkets-experiment-vegetarian-foodservice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/meals/supermarkets-experiment-vegetarian-foodservice#comments Meals Produce Illinois Mariano's Fresh Market Roundy's Supermarkets Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:58:00 +0000 491711 at http://supermarketnews.com Produce Special Report: Fresh Start http://supermarketnews.com/produce/produce-special-report-fresh-start <div class="field-deck"> PMA president Cathy Burns talks Fresh Summit, food safety and ‘Eat Brighter’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PMA president Cathy Burns talks Fresh Summit, food safety and "Eat Brighter."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/produce/produce-special-report-fresh-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/produce/produce-special-report-fresh-start#comments Produce Cathy Green Burns PMA Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:34:00 +0000 491701 at http://supermarketnews.com Schnucks hires VP of produce, floral http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/schnucks-hires-vp-produce-floral <div class="node-body article-body">Schnuck Markets has brought on Steven Mayer as its new VP of produce and floral. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/schnucks-hires-vp-produce-floral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/executive-changes/schnucks-hires-vp-produce-floral#comments Latest News Executive Changes Produce Floral Schnuck Markets Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 491691 at http://supermarketnews.com Recycle your pallet wraps and PET strapping for instant cash http://supermarketnews.com/classifieds/recycle-your-pallet-wraps-and-pet-strapping-instant-cash <div class="node-body article-body">Click here to learn how to recycle your pallet wraps and PET strapping for instant cash</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/classifieds/recycle-your-pallet-wraps-and-pet-strapping-instant-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/classifieds/recycle-your-pallet-wraps-and-pet-strapping-instant-cash#comments Career Opportunities Classifieds Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:01:00 +0000 491681 at http://supermarketnews.com Value Trapped: Many shoppers still feeling the pinch http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/value-trapped-many-shoppers-still-feeling-pinch <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers remain cautious despite improvements in the economy, said participants in SN’s 2014 Financial Analysts Roundtable</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/value-trapped-many-shoppers-still-feeling-pinch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/value-trapped-many-shoppers-still-feeling-pinch#comments Retailers Retail & Financial Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 491501 at http://supermarketnews.com Natural products: Six steps to supermarket big leagues http://supermarketnews.com/blog/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues <div class="node-body blog-body">Natural products suppliers are vying to introduce new items to supermarkets, but often they don’t understand how this retail channel really works. Here's how.</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/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/natural-products-six-steps-supermarket-big-leagues#comments SN Viewpoints 2014 Expo East Viewpoints Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 491401 at http://supermarketnews.com SN’s Analysts Roundtable, Part 3: Natural and organics, Sprouts, Wholesalers http://supermarketnews.com/natural-food-stores/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-3-natural-and-organics-sprouts-wholesalers <div class="node-body article-body">Participants at SN's 19th annual analysts roundtable predicted the natural and organics category will continue to gain wider consumer acceptance, with Sprouts posing a potential threat to Whole Foods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/natural-food-stores/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-3-natural-and-organics-sprouts-wholesalers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/natural-food-stores/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-3-natural-and-organics-sprouts-wholesalers#comments Retail & Financial Natural Food Stores Associated Wholesale Grocers Kroger Co. Mariano's Fresh Market Save-A-Lot SpartanNash Sprouts Farmers Market Stop & Shop Supervalu Whole Foods Market Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 491381 at http://supermarketnews.com SN’s Analysts Roundtable, Part 2: Weighing in on Safeway, Kroger, Walmart http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-2-weighing-safeway-kroger-walmart <div class="node-body article-body">Why Safeway decided to sell its stores to Albertsons, why Kroger acquired Vitacost.com and why Walmart needs to do a better job of execution and merchandising — those were among the topics discussed during SN’s 19th annual Analysts Roundtable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-2-weighing-safeway-kroger-walmart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retailers/sn-s-analysts-roundtable-part-2-weighing-safeway-kroger-walmart#comments Retailers Retail & Financial Walmart Kroger Safeway Kroger Co. Safeway Wal-Mart Stores Online 2014 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 491361 at http://supermarketnews.com Richmond local ratifies four-year agreement with Kroger http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/richmond-local-ratifies-four-year-agreement-kroger <div class="node-body article-body">United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 said its members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year agreement covering 3,500 Kroger employees in the Richmond and Tidewater areas of Virginia</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/richmond-local-ratifies-four-year-agreement-kroger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/richmond-local-ratifies-four-year-agreement-kroger#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Kroger Co. Virginia Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:52:00 +0000 491651 at http://supermarketnews.com New hires at Albertsons/Safeway, four years of Mariano's and other trending stories http://supermarketnews.com/photo-gallery/new-hires-albertsonssafeway-four-years-marianos-and-other-trending-stories <div class="node-body gallery-body">Popular stories this week on SN include the new leadership announcements from Safeway and Albertsons once they complete their merger, Roche Bros.' farmstand promotion and Smart & Final beginning public trading. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/photo-gallery/new-hires-albertsonssafeway-four-years-marianos-and-other-trending-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/photo-gallery/new-hires-albertsonssafeway-four-years-marianos-and-other-trending-stories#comments Retail & Financial Consumer Trends Store Design & Construction SN Surveys Photo Gallery Albertsons LLC Roche Bros. Supermarkets Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 491621 at http://supermarketnews.com Ironman: Going beyond the comfort zone, together http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/ironman-going-beyond-comfort-zone-together <div class="node-body article-body">As a health and wellness advocate, I believe it is important to practice what I preach, everyday. I ask people to step out of their comfort zones to make a positive impact on their health and wellness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/ironman-going-beyond-comfort-zone-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/health-wellness/ironman-going-beyond-comfort-zone-together#comments Health & Wellness Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:27:00 +0000 491491 at http://supermarketnews.com