Posts Categorized: Grocery

Marsh Supermarkets Integrates Digital Platform

Marsh Supermarkets joins 112 other grocery retailers who use My Web Grocer services which enables customers to select and purchase groceries from the comfort of their computer.  Shoppers will have access to planning tools including online circulars, personalized shopping lists and recipes, enabling them to plan meals and stay informed about sales and specials that… Read more »

Kroger Appoints a New Magazine Buyer

The Kroger Company has named Bob Niesyto as the new category manager for magazines.  His predecessor, Dave Rustad, has been promoted to another merchandising position with broader responsibilities, including magazines.  Rustad will be working closely with Niesyto over the next few weeks, as he transitions into his new position.  Niesyto began his career with Kroger… Read more »

Value shops tip growth as shoppers trade down

Discount supermarkets are forecast to increase their marketshare by an estimated 60% over the next 4 years.  Aldi, Lidl and Netto will be amongst the retail benefactors as value conscious consumers change their shopping patterns. The Times of London

Special Dannon Unit Presses Retailers for More Space

White Plains, NY-based yogurt maker Dannon last fall assembled a “shelf-obsession team” to press its case for expanded display space at retail.  The special-operations-type unit supports existing sales teams with account-specific market research and merchandising concepts gleaned from Dannon’s global operations.  Sure to be among their oft-cited research is that the dairy category comprises 9% of grocery store sales,… Read more »

Publix Opens Second GreenWise Market

Yesterday, Publix Super Markets Inc. opened its second GreenWise Market in Boca Raton, Fla.  The store offers an extensive selection of health-related, earth-friendly, all-natural, and organic products, in addition to conventional items.  A thirds GreenWise is expected to open in late 2008 in Tampa.  Progressive Grocer (May 30, 2008)

Michael Sansolo Calls for Supermarket Industry Cooperation

Longtime grocery trade observer Michael Sansolo calls for deeper and more sustained cooperation among members of the grocery trade supply chain to address the industry’s challenges — a call which will sound familiar to anyone who has attended a newsstand industry meeting in the past year.  Sansolo takes an “everything-old-is-new-again” approach, acknowledging that the need… Read more »