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Issue 09-21-2015

Can fresh save the center store for supermarketers?

Is the fresh perimeter killing the center store? Is the fresh perimeter killing the center store? With sales growth in meat, deli, produce, bakery and seafood surpassing that of center-store mainstays, including dry and frozen grocery, it’s not surprising that retailers and suppliers blame the fresh perimeter for the soft sales in packaged food aisles

Small grocers make big impact

Most of the important mass retailing news this year is being made by grocery retailers. Most of the important mass retailing news this year is being made by grocery retailers. Moreover, it is news not concentrated or focused on one or two major retailers, but rather on a large and impressive group of regional supermarket

Retail evolves together with consumer habits

Evidence of e-commerce’s power to recast the way consumers shop continues to accumulate. Evidence of e-commerce’s power to recast the way consumers shop continues to accumulate. Whole Foods Market and Instacart disclosed some telling statics earlier this month when they observed the first anniversary of their partnership, which uses digital technology to connect customers with