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.
A collection of food entrepreneurs and nascent brands presented their takes on the future of food as part of the first annual Future Food Expo at the Taste Talks event Sept. 13 and 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Retailers are looking for manufacturers to come to the table with ideas grounded in shopper insights and the readiness to co-create customized programs and innovations, show the findings of Kantar Retail’s 2014 Category Leadership Study....More
In Part 2 of SN’s exclusive interview with Ahold chief operating officer James McCann, he discusses his views on the competitive landscape, its appetite for growth, and Ahold USA’s Internet and private label strategies....More
Loblaw Cos. said Tuesday that its Real Canadian Superstore locations in Western Canada are now offering the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program, providing at-a-glance nutritional ratings for foods found throughout the store....More
“Supermarket Guru” Phil Lempert will present results of an exclusive survey detailing consumer attitudes about health and wellness at supermarkets as part of an educational track hosted by SN at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore next month....More
Retailers have the opportunity to tailor their mobile apps to meet the needs of different shopper segments, according to Nancy Childs, a professor of food marketing at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia....More
Retailers need to update their front-end merchandising strategies to capture an increased opportunity with a changing shopper, according to speakers at an educational session at FMI Connect in Chicago....More
Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in a session at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver....More