Opinions http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6699/more en The Friday Five: Schadenfreude edition http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition <div class="node-body blog-body">Normally we hate being the bearer of bad news, but sometimes reading about other’s misfortunes can make us feel better about ourselves. </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/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/friday-five-schadenfreude-edition#comments Retail & Financial SN Social SN Social Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 497091 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Curated commerce http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-curated-commerce <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Speeding up the path to purchase is what&rsquo;s necessary for retailer&rsquo;s to thrive over the next few years. &ldquo;This is what&rsquo;s going to set apart retailer&rsquo;s that win,&rdquo; Stephen Mader, digital retailing director for Kantar Retail, said in his Tuesday keynote.</p></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/plma-2014-curated-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-curated-commerce#comments Marketing Total Access Event Coverage 2014 PLMA Show Target Corp. Total Access Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:06:00 +0000 496821 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Kid cuisine http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-kid-cuisine <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Moms want to buy better-for-you foods for their kids, but often struggle to find products that meet their nutrition standards, but also taste good.</p></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/plma-2014-kid-cuisine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-kid-cuisine#comments Total Access Event Coverage Center Store Private Label 2014 PLMA Show Asda PCC Natural Markets Total Access Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:36:00 +0000 496801 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Martha Stewart's pet project http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-martha-stewarts-pet-project <div class="node-body blog-body">Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is deepening its commitment to the pet category, the businesswoman said in keynote presentation Monday at the 2014 PLMA store brands trade show.</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/plma-2014-martha-stewarts-pet-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-martha-stewarts-pet-project#comments Total Access Event Coverage Center Store Private Label 2014 PLMA Show Total Access Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:41:00 +0000 496711 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Martha Stewart speaks with SN http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-martha-stewart-speaks-sn <div class="node-body blog-body">The Martha Stewart brand can be found at Kmart, Home Depot, Macy’s, PetSmart and other retailers. But does the businesswoman have plans for food retail?</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/plma-2014-martha-stewart-speaks-sn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-martha-stewart-speaks-sn#comments Beverage Total Access Event Coverage Center Store Private Label 2014 PLMA Show Total Access Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:27:00 +0000 496701 at http://supermarketnews.com AWG's organics label gains store presence http://supermarketnews.com/blog/awgs-organics-label-gains-store-presence <div class="node-body blog-body">Cooperative food wholesaler Associated Wholesale Grocers is rapidly expanding its reintroduced Clearly Organic label, the company announced at the 2014 PLMA show.</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/awgs-organics-label-gains-store-presence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/awgs-organics-label-gains-store-presence#comments Total Access Event Coverage Center Store Private Label 2014 PLMA Show Associated Wholesale Grocers Total Access Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:00 +0000 496691 at http://supermarketnews.com Millennials drive food trends despite lag in spending http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending <div class="node-body blog-body">Millennials are becoming known for something very different than underperforming. Their influence is bursting out all across the industry, even revolutionizing food trends. </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/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/millennials-drive-food-trends-despite-lag-spending#comments Consumer Trends SN Viewpoints Viewpoints Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 496541 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Fetching sales http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-fetching-sales <div class="node-body blog-body">A variety of unique pet products are being introduced at the PLMA show. Among them: sweet potato and cranberry strips from the Crump Group and easy-to-swallow dog treats from Buddy’s Kitchen.</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/plma-2014-fetching-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-fetching-sales#comments Total Access Event Coverage Center Store Private Label 2014 PLMA Show Total Access Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:15:00 +0000 496661 at http://supermarketnews.com PLMA 2014: Promise on the perimeter http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-promise-perimeter <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the trends from PLMA's just-announced 2014 Salute to Excellence awards is how retailers have improved their store brand fresh products, from produce to dairy, deli and bakery.</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/plma-2014-promise-perimeter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/plma-2014-promise-perimeter#comments Total Access Event Coverage 2014 PLMA Show Ahold USA Hannaford Bros. Kroger Co. Sobeys Total Access Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:56:00 +0000 496571 at http://supermarketnews.com What's next in 2015 food trends http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-next-2015-food-trends <div class="node-body blog-body">Food trends in 2015 will be marked by more sophisticated tastes aided by travel, technology and the entrepreneurial Millennium generation. This will result in deeper explorations of ethnic cuisines, exotic ingredients and new cooking methods along with a concurrent emphasis on local and fresh, according to Kara Nielsen, culinary director of Sterling Rice Group.</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/whats-next-2015-food-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/whats-next-2015-food-trends#comments Beverage SN Social Produce Center Store Health & Wellness SN Social Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:52:00 +0000 496641 at http://supermarketnews.com