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How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

You may like your local grocery store just fine, but it takes a real commitment to show the world – or at least your Facebook friends – that you “like” it. Occasional customer satisfaction surveys have declared certain supermarkets to be the most or least liked of all, but a look at how many grocery shoppers have hit the thumbs-up[Read More…]

September 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Now That Kroger Bought Harris Teeter, Is Your Store Next?

Now That Kroger Bought Harris Teeter, Is Your Store Next?

So far this year, at least nine grocery chains have come under new ownership. Could your store be the tenth? Kroger’s announcement last week that it’s buying Harris Teeter represents the biggest, and latest, deal in the grocery merger and acquisition game (read: “Sold! Kroger Buys Harris Teeter”). About six weeks earlier, Bi-Lo scooped up Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s (read:[Read More…]

July 18, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarkets Crave Store-Brand Twinkies

Supermarkets Crave Store-Brand Twinkies

Hostess may be no more, but what would you think about “Great Value Twinkies”? “Market Pantry Ding Dongs”? Or Kroger putting “Wonder Bread” labels on its store-brand bread? It could happen. As the snack maker goes through liquidation, and eager fans grab what few Hostess treats remain on supermarket shelves (read: “Twinkies Sell Like Hotcakes”), the company says there’s a[Read More…]

December 3, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
How Social Is Your Supermarket?

How Social Is Your Supermarket?

Sure, you like your local grocery store, but have you “liked” them? A roundup of the most and least popular grocery retailers on social media sites (see the full list below) can yield some interesting insights, though it also shows that “likes” aren’t necessarily everything. Florida-based Publix was recently criticized (in “Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer” magazine) for being “technology-challenged”: “Yes,[Read More…]

September 24, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Grocery Stores Tussle in Tennessee

Grocery Stores Tussle in Tennessee

It’s not just Walmart that’s taking out full-page newspaper ads to compare its receipts with its competitors’. The same kind of ad war is also happening in a mid-sized Southern city that’s suddenly becoming a whole lot more competitive. Kroger and the new-in-town Publix are battling it out in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a series of newspaper ads that illustrate the[Read More…]

August 26, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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