A&P’s Waldbaums division has dropped its loyalty card as part of a new pricing strategy that it said includes lower everyday retail prices on frequently purchased items and on private label brands....More
One hundred grocery retail banners and 30 national consumer brands have pledged to participate in the 2014 Wounded Warrior Project Believe in Heroes campaign, whose mission is to empower injured service members, according to Acosta Sales & Marketing....More
Now that digital and social media are reaching what Walmart U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Quinn calls "critical mass," the retail giant is reshaping its marketing team and changing how it works with suppliers — including buying media for them....More
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, with the Snack Food Association, International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers, filed a lawsuit challenging Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law, Act 120, Thursday....More
Supermarkets should consider rewarding shoppers for purchasing more healthful foods, providing more transparency and information about the products they carry, and making the shopping experience more convenient through technology and store design....More
Executives of Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday highlighted efforts to integrate virtual and physical shopping, ranging from store circulars to shelving to checkout lanes and delivery trucks reinvented behind new technical capabilities....More
Village Super Market’s new ShopRite store in Morristown, N.J., illustrates many of the health and wellness attributes that made the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative the recipient of SN’s annual Whole Health Enterprise award.
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....More