Top 10 supermarket trends coming in 2014

By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer With growing selections of healthy snacks, store brands, recipe apps and international flavors, supermarkets will evolve in 2014 to better meet consumers’ desires to save money, save time, eat healthfully and enjoy their food while doing it, a supermarket expert predicts. The “Supermarket Guru,” ConAgra Foods consultant Phil…

Judge Approves Swipe Fee Settlement

As expected, U.S. District Judge John Gleeson approved the proposed $5.7 billion class-action settlement in the underlying credit card swipe fees case between merchants and Visa/MasterCard. In his order on Friday afternoon, Judge Gleeson explained that he was satisfied with the settlement. NACS filed private antitrust litigation against the major credit card companies and banks…

Amazon.com Opens Up a Pantry

USA Today reports that e-commerce giant Amazon.com is “working on a new business” called Pantry that could help the company expand even further into the CPG market and “take on warehouse club stores” such as Costco and Sam’s Club. The newspaper reports that Pantry, run by Billy Hegeman, a senior manager in vendor management and…