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Supermarket News
A weekly trade magazine that covers all aspects of the Supermarket channel including peopl, technology logistics and non-foods.

Food Logistics
Information for grocery execs on the movement of product through the food supply chain.

Specialty Food Association
A trade association for the specialty foods sector; SFA owns and manages the Fancy Food Shows, the largest US fine foods event.

Grocery Headquarters
A monthly trade magazine that provides supermarket executives with merchandising and marketing ideas.

Progressive Grocer
A grocery and supermarket trade magazine. in addition to a monthly magazine they host an online supplier directory, a Store Brand site and the Independent Grocer Network.

Convenience Store News
A monthly trade magazine for larger C-store retailers; they also publish a version for the owners and operators of single stores at SingleStoreOwner.Com.

Gourmet News
An independent monthly newspaper covering topics in the gourmet and specialty food channels.

Convenience Distribution Association
Formerly The American Wholesale Marketers Association, CDA is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience distributors in the United States.

Mass Market Retailers – A monthly newspaper that covers happenings within the mass retail channel (supermarkets, discount & drug stores) on a global level.

Drug Store News
This Lebhar-Friedman publication covers all aspects of the major drug retail business.

The Effect of Entry by Supercenter and Warehouse Club Retailers on Grocery Sales
This is a link to a 2005 research paper (in PDF format) that evaluates the effects of entry by supercenters and warehouse clubs on retail grocery sales and the exit of small supermarkets.

Yahoo Industry Pages
Yahoo Finance groups public companies into industry pages to provide news on their stock. These include: Grocery Stores, Discount/Variety Stores, Department Stores, Drug Stores and Catalogs.

National Association of Convenience Stores
NACS is the trade association for C-store and petroleum retailers; they own and manage the NACS Show, an annual trade for the C-Store channel.

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