Author Archives: Len Lewis

About Len Lewis

Len Lewis a regular contributor to Grocery Headquarters and editorial director of Lewis Communications, Inc.

Victimless crime?

Everybody likes crime stories. It seems to be one of our obsessions or perhaps one of our guilty pleasures-whether it’s about the Irish mobs … Continue reading

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Tough times for Tesco

Seems like it’s time once again to play one of the industry’s favorite game shows-”When Will Tesco Leave?” To some, the final nail in … Continue reading

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Flirting with disaster

  If you’re like me and millions of others, you’ve been watching with awe, shock and profound sadness the events unfolding in Japan in … Continue reading

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Label Wars

The revised food label introduced yesterday by retailers and manufacturers is a major step in providing consumers with simple, readable, yet pertinent nutritional information … Continue reading

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Keep on Trucking

America’s going mobile, and it’s not just with smartphones, laptops and iPads, but for food—specifically food trucks offering everything from hot dogs and fancy … Continue reading

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Logical logistics

It seems everyone’s got their urban strategy these days. Or, as I like to call it, “the “mini-me” approach.   Target’s entry is a … Continue reading

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Figuring out generation Y

Did you ever hear something and can’t decide whether it’s good or bad?   That’s how I felt when I saw the results of … Continue reading

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New kid on the block

Tuck this away in your “Autumn in New York” file.   Star chef Mario Batali is opening a 50,000 square foot gourmet Italian food … Continue reading

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Supply chain screening

  Good News! The Dallas Museum of Art has qualified as a certified cargo screening facility under new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration. … Continue reading

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Eating healthy… for a price

There’s no greater crisis than childhood obesity and the tsunami-like tide of junk food that floods their lives. But is it going to be … Continue reading

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Prepping for the “Big One”

As the quake toll rises in Chile and Haiti suffers through the aftereffects of its own devastation, people are wondering where the next “big … Continue reading

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The other W

Ice melts at the edges first, so if you’re not looking at the periphery of the competitive landscape, you may quickly find your self … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy

Back in 2007 when the economy still shined like a newly minted coin and all was right with the world-or so we thought-Tesco chief … Continue reading

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A&P’s next leader

HELP WANTEDExperienced, hands-on executive to take the reins of a 150-year-old regional chain. The ideal candidate must be able to hit the ground running … Continue reading

Fighting the flu

This little piggy went to market and this little piggy stayed home….” And therein lies the problem. While the nation’s lawmakers debate such weighty … Continue reading

Thinking Inside the Redbox

So, I’m doing a fill-in trip at Wal-Mart over the weekend and inside the store it’s the usual madness with carts banging into each … Continue reading

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Steady as she goes

We preferred to be under the radar, head down and focused on our niche, which is great quality at prices no one can touch,” … Continue reading

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Is smaller better?

If you believe the old adage that timing is everything, you have to ask yourself—what time is it? Given the current angst over global … Continue reading