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The Most Popular Supermarkets by State

Did you know that there are really no national supermarket chains in the United States, except for those operated by retail giants Walmart and Target (both of which have supermarkets in many of their big-box stores)? As a result, supermarket popularity … Continue reading

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Retail Leader’s CEOs of the Year

Retail Leader magazine is relatively new and has a special focus: In today’s rapidly changing, intensely competitive, and economically challenging environment, the demand has never been greater for a new and concise media resource that delivers news, analysis, and information specific … Continue reading

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Wegmans: The Supermarket King of Private Brands

Wegmans is one of the leading — and the most-respected, according to Consumer Reports — supermarket chains in the United States: “Our roots go back to 1916, and we’ve hit many, many milestones that have gained attention in the supermarket … Continue reading

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Making Deli Counters Safer

As Phil Lempert, the supermarket guru notes: “Deli counters are a favorite when it comes to sandwich meats, salads, and pre-cooked foods, but they can also be a risky place for listeria. So what’s next? Watch this video clip.  

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The Evolution of Self-Service in Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

As retailers weigh the pros and cons of self-service shopping (see this post, for example), a lot of exciting things are happening in this area. Self-Service World and Kiosk Marketplace report that: “Thanks to the adoption of self-service technology at grocery … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Customer Wellness

Whole Foods is a supermarket chain that emphasizes natural and organic food. It has been a very strong leader in its segment of the marketplace. Healthier eating is becoming more important to many consumers — and to retailers. As JWT … Continue reading

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An Interview with Wegmans’ Store Manager Kevin Lang

Wegmans is a leading supermarket chain. Here, one of its store managers talks about careers with the retailer.    

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