Author Archives: Carol Radice

About Carol Radice

A grad­u­ate of Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity in New Brunswick, N.J., Carol has a degree in journalism/communications. Hav­ing joined the staff of Gro­cery Head­quar­ters mag­a­zine more than a decade ago, Carol has writ­ten about every cat­e­gory in the super­mar­ket. Cur­rently, her main respon­si­bil­i­ties include spear­head­ing the Sell­ing Well­ness sec­tion each month, help­ing out with non­foods fea­tures as well as man­ag­ing sev­eral of the company’s spe­cial projects each year. A New Jer­sey native, Carol, her hus­band Greg and three Nova Sco­tia Duck Tolling Retriev­ers, now live in the Green Moun­tains of Ver­mont. Out­side of work, she’s an avid out­door­swoman, who enjoys spend­ing her lunch hour hik­ing with her dogs and week­ends ski­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, kayak­ing, grow­ing organic veg­eta­bles or cruis­ing around on their Harley.

Baby, it’s cold inside

Today’s refrigeration cases continue to make inroads in terms of appearance, efficiency and flexibility. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations, FEATURED Articles

Organic sales on the rise

Think what you will about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), but after seeing the latest survey results from the Organic Trade Association it’s hard to … Continue reading

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A (supply) chain reaction

New initiatives are poised to impact and improve safety within the supply chain. A safe workplace for employees and a safe shopping environment for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Large Pie, Hold the Toppings

Looking back on my fondest childhood memories in NJ, pizza is woven into so many remembrances I have of being a kid. For instance, … Continue reading

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Designing spaces

As profit margins remain slim, retailers are pulling out all the stops to catch consumers’ attention.  Looks count. In today’s world where consumers want … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Fully equipped

Suppliers continue to look for that WOW! factor with deli and bakery equipment offerings. Historically, equipment designed for the deli, bakery and kitchen strictly … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Keeping up appearances

Today’s men are looking for real benefits  and features when it comes to personal care. Back in the day men had about four items … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Flip of a switch

Technological advancements are taking lighting out of the dark ages. Many people take lighting for granted. Plug in a cord; flip a switch and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A world of possibilities

Companies from all over the country will be convening in Las Vegas this month for GlobalShop 2014. Design and marketing ideas can be used to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Supplemental taste

Specialty products, including complex and single-ingredient formulas, are driving much of the interest in the dietary supplement category. Life’s day-to-day stresses can affect people … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Can We Finally Say Goodbye to Paper Coupons?

I have had my share of issues with redeeming manufacturer coupons in the past and simply find the traditional system of clipping coupons both … Continue reading

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Produce’s big top performance

This year’s Southern Exposure event promises to be  “the greatest produce show on earth.” No longer is an apple just an apple or a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

On the front lines

With interior square footage at a premium, retailers are turning to a range of flexible solutions to extend brand image both inside and outside … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Coupon redemption is giving me a headache

Ok, so I know the New Year is supposed to be all about being more positive about what’s to come, but I just have … Continue reading

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Achieving sustainability

Energy efficient, sustainable solutions providing meaningful financial return LEED the way in 2014. What do you get when you combine two 35-foot wind turbines, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Naturally expecting

An infusion of products—beyond diapers—is helping to keep the baby care category young. The declining birth rate has put a damper on diaper sales. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Smoothing operations

Several major EDO issues and trends are predicted to impact grocers in the coming year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Simplicity pays

We all have our pet peeves when it comes to what we like and don’t like about certain retailers. Although what each of us … Continue reading

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Design stars

As the retail environment becomes increasingly competitive, design has become critical in differentiating one store from another. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Tracking shopper topography

Are drug stores the new convenience stores? According to The Hartman Group the answer may be yes. A recent survey conducted by Hartman’s market … Continue reading

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Reinvesting in the future

The number of companies ready, willing and able to help retailers with their equipment and design needs continues to grow. Retailers attended the FMI … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Energy boost

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference offers retailers a host of solutions. The pressure has never been higher for retailers to contain energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Making a plan for GM

GMDC’s fall conference offers insights, innovation and new ways to connect and grow business across all general merchandise categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

They buy what? Private label trends for 2013

While it didn’t come as a surprise to learn nearly all (96%) of shoppers buy private label grocery products today, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Eyeing apples

Apples are a core fruit within the produce section and sales are on the rise. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh