Opinions http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6699/more en '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 It's not you, AmazonFresh, it's me http://supermarketnews.com/blog/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me <div class="node-body blog-body">All that stood between me and Internet groceries was a cartoon monster, writes SN's Retail Editor Jon Springer about his experience using AmazonFresh. </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/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/its-not-you-amazonfresh-its-me#comments Consumer Trends Retail & Financial SN Social Online Retail Amazon.com SN Social Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:27:00 +0000 513151 at http://supermarketnews.com Seafood Expo 2015: Product launch lessons from famous failures http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-product-launch-lessons-famous-failures <div class="node-body blog-body">Famous flops like New Coke and Colgate Kitchen Entrees provide valuable lessons for companies looking to launch a new product.</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-product-launch-lessons-famous-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/seafood-expo-2015-product-launch-lessons-famous-failures#comments Seafood Total Access Event Coverage 2015 Seafood Expo Total Access Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:10:00 +0000 513121 at http://supermarketnews.com At Expo West: Five key health and wellness takeaways for supermarkets http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The evidence continues to build that supermarkets need health and wellness strategies as much as their shoppers do. Natural, organic and better-for-you products have become proven winners, so the big question now is how can retailers best succeed in the face of increased competition? That was the focus of SN&rsquo;s second annual Health and Wellness Summit at Expo West in Anaheim this month.</p> <p>Here are five key takeaways from the Summit sessions along with related social media posts:</p></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/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/expo-west-five-key-health-and-wellness-takeaways-supermarkets#comments SN Social Organic & Natural SN Health & Wellness Summit SN Social Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:28:00 +0000 512431 at http://supermarketnews.com Food suppliers call for squeeze play http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play <div class="node-body blog-body">A trip through the aisles at Natural Products Expo West show on Friday indicates squeezable packaging isn't just for kids anymore.</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/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/food-suppliers-call-squeeze-play#comments SN Social Supplier News Center Store SN Health & Wellness Summit SN Social Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:28:00 +0000 511961 at http://supermarketnews.com Playing offense with online shopping http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping <div class="node-body blog-body">There are lots of ways to approach online shopping, even if you’re just a one-store retailer, and you shouldn't let fear get in your way.</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/playing-offense-online-shopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/playing-offense-online-shopping#comments SN Viewpoints Online Retail 2015 NGA Show Viewpoints Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 510961 at http://supermarketnews.com