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Preview 5 Super Bowl Ads

The commercials celebrating milestone Super Bowl 50 have already started to generate buzz.
February 4, 2016

Keeping an Eye on Technology

It is a retailers responsibility to make sure the technology they employ is working properly and if it isn’t, to be attentive enough to help customers out in a timely fashion.
February 1, 2016

Direct-to-Consumer the New Wave?

the Internet has enabled a number of industries to essentially re-write the way business is done.
January 28, 2016

Windfall of Blizzard Sales

The blizzard that hit the D.C. area was a boon for grocery retailers.
January 26, 2016

Better Late Than Never

New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2014, the average age of first time mothers reached an all-time high of 26 and four months.
January 21, 2016

The Kernel of the Day

These days, it seems like there is a "day" for everything. Today is National Popcorn Day.
January 19, 2016

A Closer Look at Walmart Store Closings

Walmart announced on Friday that it would close 269 stores in 2016 as it tries to right a ship that has had a pretty bad year or two.
January 15, 2016

Am I Really Gonna Like it Here?

In November, my local A&P store shut down for three days and reopened as an Acme Market. While I knew the transformation was taking place, the experience was bittersweet.
January 14, 2016

Billionaire Ron Burkle, I am not...

Billionaire Ron Burkle, I am not. But like him, the grocery world has my attention.
January 12, 2016

Long Island Stew

Stew Leonard’s, the iconic “Disneyland of Dairy” is finally coming to Long Island after a 13 year battle with local zoning and aviation officials and the assorted bureaucrats looking for a handout.
January 9, 2016

Looking for a Pizza Peel

It is no secret that certain nonfoods categories struggle to capture sales in grocery, but for years we have heard that if grocers just dedicate space to the proper categories they can make money.
January 7, 2016

The Next Holy Grail of Retailing?

Are we seeing a new contestant in the omni-channel sweepstakes
January 5, 2016

Iced Coffee Innovation

I have proclaimed my undying love for iced coffee, rain or shine, sun or snow, before. So naturally, new products in the space (like Anchorhead’s Hopped Up Cold Brew or Krispy Kreme’s RTD option) grab my attention.
December 23, 2015

Let It Snow!

December 23, 2015

The Great Cheesecake Hunt

“It shouldn’t be this hard.” Those were the exact words I uttered in frustration after spending days, but coming up empty handed, trying to find a cheesecake for my husband’s birthday.
December 15, 2015

No Place Like Home

Grocery shopping on vacation is weird. First of all, the store is different. Nothing is where it is supposed to be, which automatically adds a minimum of 20 minutes to the trip. And of course you buy things you wouldn’t normally, like a half-gallon of ice cream for almost $7 (seriously, why is ice cream so expensive in Florida?).
December 9, 2015

Talk About Broad Assortments

October 27, 2015

Security Malfunction

October 22, 2015

Evaluating Loyalty

October 19, 2015

Capitalizing On the Next (Tiny) Big Thing

October 14, 2015
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