Opinions http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6699/more en 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 Consumer Trends Beverage Industry Voices Center Store Industry Voices Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:33:00 +0000 515331 at http://supermarketnews.com How will the California drought affect food retailing? http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing <div class="node-body blog-body">In the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown&rsquo;s order to impose mandatory cuts to water usage for the first time in the California&rsquo;s history, much has been made about the state&rsquo;s use of water for agriculture.</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/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/how-will-california-drought-affect-food-retailing#comments Produce & Floral SN Viewpoints Sustainability Viewpoints Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:51:00 +0000 515301 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers tickle funny bones on April Fools' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools <div class="node-body blog-body">Retailer jokesters showed off the food industry's a sense of humor on April Fools' Day with video spoofs, fake press releases and other silly promotions. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/retailers-tickle-funny-bones-april-fools#comments SN Social Dairy Center Store SN Social Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:16:00 +0000 514631 at http://supermarketnews.com The power of protein http://supermarketnews.com/blog/power-protein <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers want more protein in their diets. While they can get it in beef, eggs and cheese and other foods that are naturally high in protein, they are increasingly seeking it out in packaged goods. </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/power-protein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/power-protein#comments Consumer Trends SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000 514261 at http://supermarketnews.com 'They turned the Albertsons green' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/they-turned-albertsons-green <div class="node-body blog-body">With the idea of seeing how the Haggen has been received in new communities, I reached out to an old college friend for initial impressions. His comments follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sn-social">SN Social</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/they-turned-albertsons-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/they-turned-albertsons-green#comments SN Social Safeway-Albertsons Merger Albertsons Haggen Inc. SN Social Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:45:00 +0000 513801 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 Trade shows through the 'lens of food' http://supermarketnews.com/blog/trade-shows-through-lens-food <div class="node-body blog-body">Phil Lempert writes about how trade shows can encourage a vibrant discussion about the food industry.</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/trade-shows-through-lens-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/trade-shows-through-lens-food#comments Latest News SN Viewpoints Center Store Viewpoints Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:19:00 +0000 513441 at http://supermarketnews.com Seafood Expo 2015: Unclear claims may hurt sustainability efforts http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-unclear-claims-may-hurt-sustainability-efforts <div class="node-body blog-body">Conflicting messaging and inconsistent execution around seafood sustainability likely causes confusion among consumers and could result in watered down claims.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/total-access">Total Access</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-unclear-claims-may-hurt-sustainability-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-unclear-claims-may-hurt-sustainability-efforts#comments Seafood Total Access Event Coverage Sustainability 2015 Seafood Expo Total Access Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:31:00 +0000 513291 at http://supermarketnews.com Seafood Expo 2015: Retailers need to rethink the seafood case to spur sales http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-retailers-need-rethink-seafood-case-spur-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">Supermarket seafood departments need to make some big changes in order to increase sales beyond the current average of 1.8% of store sales, according to a panel of former retailers from Ahold, Kroger and Kings Food Markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/total-access">Total Access</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-retailers-need-rethink-seafood-case-spur-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-retailers-need-rethink-seafood-case-spur-sales#comments Seafood Total Access Event Coverage 2015 Seafood Expo Total Access Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:02:00 +0000 513281 at http://supermarketnews.com