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.

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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Wegmans, Publix, & Trader Joe’s Top Consumer Reports’ Supermarket Ratings

In Consumer Reports’ new supermarket survey, Wegmans, Publix, and Trader Joe’s remain at the top of the Ratings of 68 of stores nationwide.  Also … Continue reading

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Retailers Struggle to Meet Consumer Expectations Around Mobile and In-Store Experience

U.S. retailers must move quickly to improve their operational capabilities in order to deliver a “seamless retail” experience to customers who say their expectations … Continue reading

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Kraft, Heinz to Form Kraft Heinz Company

H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming … Continue reading

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Annual Study Reveals Most Trusted Brands

Market research firm BrandSpark International announced the 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners (in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens) for Consumer Packaged Goods … Continue reading

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Consumers on the Hunt for Candy and More This Easter

Hoping the temperatures will meld with their desire to celebrate, 80 percent of Americans this Easter are eagerly looking forward to a fun, family-filled … Continue reading

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Pet Supplements Market to Soar—Packaged Facts

The U.S. pet supplements market is on the precipice of a revival. Between 2010-2014, the market fell from the double digit growth rates enjoyed … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces Fresh Tech and Fresh Marketplace Learning Center Session Topics

The United Fresh 2015 Convention education line-up will feature 18 issue specific Learning Center sessions on the United Fresh 2015 expo floor June 9-10 … Continue reading

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Eckrich Surprises Military Family with One Year of Free Groceries

Joining the armed forces isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, and veteran Marine Corps Corporal Chloe Mondesir certainly understood her commitment to her country and … Continue reading

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Tire shopping at Wegmans

A few weeks ago my wife caught a nasty cold. She had a sore throat, aches and pains all over and laryngitis (it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Arctic Apples and Innate Potatoes Safe for Consumption—FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed its evaluation for two varieties of apples genetically engineered by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc., and for six … Continue reading

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Consumers Concerned About Negative Health Effects of GMOs and Pesticides

Healthline.com, a source of timely health information, news and resources, released findings from a new survey examining consumer attitudes towards the various foods they … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Donates $29 Million In 2014

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced its charitable donations made in 2014 totaled more than $29 million in combined cash and product contributions … Continue reading

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Feds to Crack Down on Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing

The United States federal government announced its final plans to crack down on seafood fraud and illegal fishing at Seafood Expo North America in … Continue reading

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Cargill Beef Plant Named 2015 State Water Conservation Winner

Texas Water Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing water use throughout the state, will convey its annual Blue Legacy Award for manufacturing … Continue reading

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