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.

Creating Loyalty

Has the good ship Loyalty set sail? A nationwide study recently concluded what many of us had suspected, some loyalty programs—such as those offering … Continue reading

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The Economy of Equipment

FMI Connect offers a glimpse of the newest, most innovative products and services that can help retailers improve their equipment, design and operations. In … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Prep School

From the deli to the bakery, today’s innovative equipment is helping retailers take their prepared foods business to the next level. The emphasis on … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

A Smartphone, Omni-channel Shopping and Me

Grocery Headquarters upcoming EDO Handbook incudes an article on omni-channel shopping’s effect on the supply chain. The topic, it seems, is very timely. Hardly … Continue reading

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Carrying a torch

Good lighting, along with good store design and merchandising can enhance the shopping experience. That did not take long. It appears that LED is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Avoiding Self-service checkout

Are self-service checkouts floundering? I’ll be the first to admit I typically shy away from self-service checkouts. Every time I have tried one, inevitably … Continue reading

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Around the Globalshop

With five pavilions addressing specific needs, GlobalShop 2015 promises retailers a wide array of in-store solutions. Ask any supermarket executive what their corporate goals are and … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Appearances matter

Consumers have a myriad of grocers to select from; making a store attractive—from the outside in— is a must in today’s competitive environment. Shoppers … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Playing it forward

In my spare time I am on the board of directors for a small non-profit that awards grants to other non-profits in the area. … Continue reading

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The heat is on

Convenience, ease of use and versatility remain the hallmarks of today’s cooking equipment and heated merchandisers. For years, prepared items such as rotisserie chicken … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

More of a good thing

New varieties, value-added offerings and the ever-popular display contests are predicted to drive sales in the potato category. Smaller in size, but more of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Equipped for the future

EDO companies lend their predictions on what the biggest influences on equipment, design and operations will be in the year ahead. Being the “beauty” behind the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Cause Marketing: The business of do-gooding

When executed correctly, cause marketing can help grocers support their community, enhance loyalty and boost their bottom line. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Product Pet Peeves: It’s the little things

As the project editor for our Nonfoods Handbook I recently had the occasion to talk to Ron Boger, president and chief operating officer for … Continue reading

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Dream store design

With the help of design teams, grocers can reinvent their look and save on energy costs without breaking the bank. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sprucing up space

A closer look at some of the latest products and services offered by leading equipment and design firms. With profit margins remaining slim retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Snack attack

Like many people, fighting the urge to snack is a daily battle for me. If I were being honest I would admit that while … Continue reading

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Meet me in St. Louis

FMI’s Energy & Store Development Conference is one of the premier networking opportunities for grocers. These days companies are under pressure to take a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

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

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