2014 Issues

June

Fighting the good-for-you fight
Retailers have their game faces on as they battle to gain market share of the organic and natural segment.

Healthy doses of HBC
HBC innovators continue to keep retailers and consumers looking and feeling their best.

Winning with private label
Private label products have become a way for retailers to differentiate themselves.

Baby… and beyond
A diversified baby care aisle can win important and influential shoppers—moms.


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June

Agita in the aisles
Alternative formats vying for consumers’ share of stomach are giving traditional supermarkets a major case of heartburn.

Icing on the kake
A ShopRite built on the site of Tastykake’s landmark commercial bakery is reviving a moribund section of Philadelphia.

Feeding the flames
The summer grilling season presents opportunities for retailers to increase fresh meat sales.

Far from general
Grocery Headquarters recognizes the innovators and trendsetters in the general merchandise category with its 2014 Trailblazer awards.


May

Stepping up down South
Bi-Lo Holdings’ boldness and positive steps have earned the chain the honor of Grocery Headquarters’ 2014 National Retailer of the Year.

Counting on confections
Bite-sized and better-for-you candies and snacks continue to drive sales.

A slice of Dairy-Deli-Bake
The IDDBA’s annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Conference rises to the top in the Mile-High City.

Certifying the store
Retailers can educate consumers about the presence, meanings and importance of certifications and verifications.


April

Studying supermarket stats
Grocery Headquarters‘ annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories.

From the ground up
GHQ recognizes the produce world’s industry-changers with its inaugural 2014 Produce Trailblazer Awards

Doing the local-motion
Fields Foods in downtown St. Louis takes the local movement to new heights.

Forging a vapor trail
The electronic cigarette industry's biggest players talk about the changing landscape of the category.


March

The re-urbanization of America
With more consumers living in cities, retailers need to rethink their merchandising efforts.

Everything's coming up yellow roses
Market Street blossoms in Flower Mound, Texas, with local produce, Texas-raised beef, artisan bakery products and superior customer service.

Racking up spice sales
Consumers are adding flavor to their daily cooking routines, opening the door for retailers to spice up sales.

Supplemental taste
Specialty products, including complex and single-ingredient formulas, are driving much of the interest in the dietary supplement category.


February

Midwest powerhouse
SpartanNash is our 2014 Independent Retailer of the Year.

Private label in the public eye
Grocery Headquarters acknowledges the standout players in the world of private label.

Keepin' it crafty
Though still a niche segment, craft beer sales continue to rise.

Polished image
Taking the tarnish off of center store


January

Winds of change
Safeway’s (Dominick’s) exit from the Chicago market poses new challenges—and opportunities—for Chicagoland residents and operators.

A healthy resolve
Each New Year consumers focus on healthy eating. Retailers would be wise to capitalize on this trend by recommitting to the produce department.

Setting Wellness Ablaze
Patience and perseverance have earned top wellness companies a 2014 Grocery Headquarters’ Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award.

Chester's little gem
The nonprofit Fare & Square is a culinary diamond enriching residents with affordable fresh food and grocery staples.