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  • Sep 2, 2013

    Sept. 2, 2013: Healthy Eating vs. Price  

    Nutrition and healthy eating are top priorities for Americans, but price is still of paramount importance when selecting where to buy groceries on a regular basis, according to a report from Ipsos Public Affairs....More
  • Aug 19, 2013

    Aug. 19, 2013: Supermarkets as a Prepared Food Destination  

    Most customers visit supermarket prepared food departments at least occasionally, and about 39% said they do so “frequently” or “always,” according to a new study from Chicago-based Datassential....More
  • Aug 12, 2013

    Aug. 12, 2013: More Retail M&A Ahead: Report  

    Merger-and-acquisition activity in the retail/consumer sector is expected to remain strong in the second half, according to a report last week from research and consulting firm PwC....More
  • Jul 29, 2013

    July 29, 2013: Parenthood Changes Millennial Buying Habits  

    Millennials have been characterized as young, unattached and still living with mom and dad, but 10.8 million U.S. households are headed by Americans ages 24 to 35 who are parents themselves, according to Kansas City, Mo.-based ad agency Barkley, and its new study that sheds light on the buying habits of members of Gen Y who have kids....More
  • Jul 22, 2013

    July 22, 2013: Online Grocery Wins Praise  

    Customers are enthusiastic about AmazonFresh, particularly about the introduction of new items, according to an analysis of social media posts by research firm Crimson Hexagon....More
  • Jul 15, 2013

    July 15, 2013: Shoppers Seek Healthy Beverages  

    Shoppers would be willing to spend up to 31% more for healthy versions of carbonated beverages, according to a survey by Phil Lempert....More
  • Jul 1, 2013

    July 1, 2013: Supermarkets, Online Retailers Seen Growing Share  

    Although the supermarket channel will lag some other retail channels in growth during the next five years, grocers will still capture nearly a fifth of the incremental increase in consumer spending, according to research presented at the Kantar Retail Mid-Year Forum....More
  • Jun 24, 2013

    June 24, 2013: Digital Tools Support Shopping Plans

    Shoppers are increasingly using digital tools to research their grocery purchases before and during their trips to a store, according to a new survey of 570 consumers from KSC Kreate, Hollywood, Fla....More
  • Jun 17, 2013

    June 17, 2013: Wal-Mart Logistics Statistics

    Wal-Mart’s events around its annual shareholders meeting this month included a visit to a Distribution Center #6904, a general merchandise DC near its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters, which serves 130 Wal-Mart stores of various formats in four states....More
  • Jun 10, 2013

    June 10, 2013: Groceries Positioned Slightly Off Center  

    Supermarkets seek to jumpstart grocery sales by merchandising shelf-stable foods alongside fresh, show the findings of SN’s 10th annual survey of Center Store performance....More
  • Jun 3, 2013

    June 3, 2013: Study Shows Shoppers’ Digital, Health Trends

    Consumers continue to ramp up their use of digital technologies, although grocery shoppers tend to employ such tools less than U.S. shoppers overall, according to Acosta’s “The Why? Behind The Buy” survey for spring 2013....More
  • May 27, 2013

    May 27, 2013: Supermarket Sales Lag Inflation

    Supermarket industry sales growth in 2012 did not keep pace with inflation, according to the Food Retailing Financial and Business Review 2013, released last week by Food Marketing Institute....More
  • May 20, 2013

    May 20, 2013: Legislators Support Online Sales Tax

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 69 to 27 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow state governments to begin collecting tax on online sales to consumers in their states....More
  • May 13, 2013

    May 13, 2013: Specialty Food Growth Outpaces Mainstream

    Mediterranean cuisine, locally produced fare and products emphasizing purity stand out among specialties, according to the 2013 State of the Specialty Food Industry report....More
  • May 6, 2013

    May 6, 2013: Big Data Seen Creating Value

    Big data is creating value for retailers in several ways, but the most important is supporting faster fact-based decisions, according to a report from Brick Meets Click....More
  • Apr 29, 2013

    April 29, 2013: Progress in Reducing Foodborne Illness

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found “a lack of recent progress in reducing foodborne infections” in 2012....More
  • Apr 15, 2013

    April 15, 2013: Supermarket Stocks Show Q1 Improvements

    The combination of an improving macro-economic environment and some strong company-specific performances might have driven the stock-price gains among traditional supermarkets in the first quarter, according to Andrew Wolf, a Richmond, Va.-based analyst with BB&T Capital Markets....More
  • Apr 1, 2013

    April 1, 2013: Target Seeks Share of Canada Market

    Target has opened its first stores in Canada, a highly competitive market where Walmart Canada has been growing its share rapidly....More
  • Mar 18, 2013

    March 18, 2013: Meat Consumers Shop Around  

    Money is still tight for some consumers, but more are turning to national brands for fresh meat and convenience products, according to the Power of Meat study by 210 Analytics....More
  • Mar 11, 2013

    March 11, 2013: Retail CFOs Expect More Merger Activity  

    CHICAGO – The retail industry is poised for another year of mergers and acquisitions, most likely led by strategic buyers, according to the BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs from BDO USA....More
  • Mar 4, 2013

    March 4, 2013: Publix Tops Customer Satisfaction Survey

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Publix Super Markets led all retailers in customer satisfaction ratings in 2012, according to results of the American Customer Satisfaction Index....More
  • Feb 25, 2013

    Feb. 25, 2013: Harris Teeter by the Numbers

    Harris Teeter earlier this month disclosed that it had been approached by private equity investors interested in acquiring the 208-store, upscale chain....More
  • Feb 18, 2013

    SN Whole Health's Number Crunch: Natural Born Winners

    Sales of natural products within natural, specialty gourmet and conventional retailers grew more than 13% last year to reach $36 billion....More
  • Feb 11, 2013

    Feb. 11, 2013: Top 50 Small Chains a Diverse Group

    This year’s list of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents reflects a diverse group of operators operating a wide range of formats and catering to a broad spectrum of consumers....More
  • Feb 4, 2013

    Feb. 4, 2013: Super Bowl Special

    Super Bowl XLVII may be history, but chicken wings and craft beer remain on a winning streak that will carry them right through the rest of 2013....More

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