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  • Lions Of Retail: 8 Surprising Brands Coming On Strong In 2018

    April 13th, 2018

    The old proverb may describe March as going out like a lamb, but in many corners of the retail world, the lambs are turning into lions. Here’s a look at eight emerging or taken-for-granted brands roaring against the competition.

  • If Kroger Had A Hammer: 7 Ways An Ace Deal Would Change The Form Of Grocery

    March 13th, 2018

    Recent reports that Kroger Co. is in talks to add Ace Hardware store-within-store concepts indicate more than a grocery chain’s efforts to diversify. It indicates the supermarket could test a mall-within-a-store model. Here are seven ways that could change the shopping trip.

  • How Major Mergers Are Changing Your Favorite Private Brands

    February 26th, 2018

    Among the features that attracted Amazon to Whole Foods is its popular private label, 365 Everyday Value. But mergers in the retail industry also are forcing private labels to change – in terms of access, innovation and price. For consumers, it’s altering the shopping basket in many ways.

  • Is The Mall Lost On The Supermarket? 5 Facts Say No

    November 13th, 2017

    More supermarkets are moving into shopping malls and stocking fresh foods where the cosmetics and casual wear used to be. While some experts argue strip centers make more sense, there are several unmistakable opportunities for mall-destined grocery retailers. Here are five, plus one caution.

  • Setting The Stage For Food Theater: A Shopping List Of 7 Needs

    September 20th, 2017

    Attracting attention in today’s supermarket arena requires a stage. More grocers are creating stores dedicated to food theater — dine-in settings that hold up as destination experiences, even special events. But it’s not a just-add-water formula. This list provides seven essential ingredients.