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.

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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FMI’s Donald H. MacManus Award Given to California Executives for Public Affairs Excellence

In an historic recognition of achievement for the food retail industry, two association executives received the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Donald H. MacManus Award … Continue reading

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Food Show and Conference to Launch in New Jersey

Diversified Communications, producers of more than 100 trade shows and conferences throughout the world, has announced the launch of the Trade & Trends Food … Continue reading

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Coborn’s Expands to Western Wisconsin

Coborn’s announced its acquisition of Marketplace Foods, which owns four grocery/liquor stores in Western Wisconsin. “By expanding into Wisconsin and adding these four stores … Continue reading

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Target Appoints Veteran Grocery Leader

Target Corporation announced the appointment of Anne Dament to the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising. In this role, she will be responsible for … Continue reading

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Kroger Honored by EPA as a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

The Kroger Co. announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the company with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Sales Top $100 Billion

The specialty food industry is a bright spot in the U.S. economy. In 2014, sales of specialty food topped $100 billion for the first … Continue reading

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Product of the Year USA Now Open For 2016 Entries

Product of the Year has announced that entries are now open for the 2016 awards. “2016 is setting up to be an extremely competitive … Continue reading

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Meijer Investing Nearly $50 Million in Dayton Supercenters

In an effort to further enhance its customer shopping experience, Meijer will invest nearly $50 million in extensive remodel projects for four supercenters located … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Foundation Announces Embrace Hunger Relief Week

The Specialty Food Foundation is staging its second nationwide volunteer event, Embrace Hunger Relief Week. From April 27 to May 3, specialty food professionals … Continue reading

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ShopRite Celebrates Earth Month

This Earth Month, ShopRite remains passionate about keeping its communities beautiful for generations to come. With this passion comes a commitment to sustainable business … Continue reading

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Strongbow’s 360 Campaign Hits Refresh on Summer

Strongbow Hard Apple Cider is gearing up to hit refresh on summer from May through August with a fully integrated 360° program that invites … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches Spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

Walmart has launched the spring Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, a nationwide initiative inviting the public to take action in the fight against hunger. … Continue reading

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U.S. Organic Foods Market Poised to Surpass $45 Billion

According to recently published report by TechSci Research, “United States Organic Foods Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020“, the US organic food market is estimated to … Continue reading

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