Author Archives: Craig Levitt

About Craig Levitt

When his dreams of play­ing pro­fes­sional hockey died due to lack of skill, Craig turned to writ­ing. After doing some time on the PR side, he began his jour­nal­ism career with Mac­fad­den in 1995 work­ing for Dis­count Mer­chan­diser and Super­mar­ket Busi­ness. He has been with Gro­cery Head­quar­ters since 2008. Despite dis­cussing the gro­cery indus­try five days a week, one of his favorite pas­times is going gro­cery shop­ping with his wife and daugh­ters. In addi­tion to walk­ing super­mar­ket aisles, Craig still plays mens league hockey and takes long week­end bike rides to stay in shape.

Primax Bankcard Leadership Webinar Series Continues

Primax, a premier provider of credit and debit card issuing and merchant acquiring programs, is holding its second webinar in its 2015 Bankcard Leadership … Continue reading

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Ralphs Grocery Company Invites Customers to Support Our Troops

Ralphs invites customers to join in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families during its annual Honoring Our Heroes … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Increases Starting Hourly Rate

Weis Markets will increase its starting hourly rate for newly hired Weis Markets’ associates to $9 an hour on August 2. On this date, … Continue reading

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Meijer Acquires Aureus Health Services

Meijer has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a national specialty pharmacy and health services company based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and a … Continue reading

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Beech-Nut to Reveal Exact Ingredient Amounts

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company announced that it has listed the percentage of each ingredient for all of its jars and pouches on its web site. … Continue reading

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Hannaford’s and Publix Earn Top Effort Scores in New Temkin Ratings

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S consumers, Hannaford’s and Publix took the top spots in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, which rates how … Continue reading

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Top Natural and Organic Food Trends Meeting Consumer Needs

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building … Continue reading

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A Wegmans Grows in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation announced redevelopment plans for Admirals Row that will bring a long-anticipated supermarket, new manufacturing space and a brand … Continue reading

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Organic Sector Petitions USDA for Organic Check-off

In a groundbreaking move for the nation’s organic sector, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), in collaboration with the GRO Organic Core Committee, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food

Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving.  The … Continue reading

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Schnucks Invests in New Distribution Center

Schnuck Markets has announced that this summer construction will begin on a new estimated $100 million, state-of-the-art distribution center at NorthPark in Kinloch in … Continue reading

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SnackWell’s To Remove Several Ingredients From Its Products

SnackWell’s announced a commitment to reformulating its products which will now be made without high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors or … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Kicks Off Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

Food Lion Feeds has partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service and food banks in Delaware, Maryland, … Continue reading

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Majority of Shoppers Prefer Discounts on Groceries Over Gas

The results of a nationwide LoyaltyOne survey show that U.S. grocery shoppers have a resounding message for grocery retailers who have been enticing them … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Launches Support Our Troops Donation Card Campaign

Harris Teeter launches its fourth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign. Support Our Troops benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), … Continue reading

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Finalists for Best Specialty Foods of 2015 Announced

Vegan Hot Fudge from Seattle, Wagyu Beef Jerky from Golden, N.M., and Grilled Olives from Central Italy, are among 125 finalists for the Specialty … Continue reading

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Food 4 Less Launches Campaign to Benefit Special Olympics

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games are coming to Los Angeles this summer and Food 4 Less stores serving Southern California and the greater … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods Strives to Eliminate Human Antibiotics From Broiler Chicken Flocks by 2017

Tyson Foods said it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of September … Continue reading

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Goya Foods Opens Largest Corporate Headquarters in Company History

Goya Foods opened a new state of the art and sustainable corporate headquarters in New Jersey as part of a $500 million global expansion … Continue reading

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Millennials Don’t Like Interacting With Cashiers During Checkout

Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with their favorite major retailers locally, announced the results of a new commissioned … Continue reading

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Breakfast Cereal Fighting to Reclaim Place in America’s Morning Ritual

A perfect storm of cultural, culinary and demographic trends has led to a stubborn weakness in the breakfast cereal market.  As all-day snacking replaces … Continue reading

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dunnhumby and Kroger Announce New Relationship

dunnhumbyUSA joint venture partners dunnhumby Ltd and The Kroger Co. announced a new chapter in their alliance that will provide greater flexibility for both … Continue reading

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Inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) announce the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, to be held in … Continue reading

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Big Y Donates to Wounded Warrior Believe in Heroes Campaign

Big Y Foods, Inc. announced their donation of $30,000 to the national Wounded Warrior Project 2014 Believe in Heroes campaign. Wounded Warriors of Jacksonville, … Continue reading

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Local Foods Trend Naturally Close To Consumers’ Purchase Preferences

Will local foods overtake organic foods in popularity? Some members of the food industry think so based in part on consumer demand now at … Continue reading

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