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.

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

Making a cold case

Today’s refrigeration cases offer a wealth of features including style, energy efficiency and, in some instances, portability. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Rising tide

A young lady rode her battered bicycle up my driveway the other day in 90-degree heat and a million percent humidity, clip board in … Continue reading

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A safer way to operate

From transporting and storing products to food prep and merchandising displays, food safety concerns touch every aspect of the supply chain. Retailers are pursing … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

LEDs lighting the way

Versatile LEDs are proving they can lower energy costs and offer design benefits. Once considered purely functional, lighting is being viewed in an entirely … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Taking the Burn Out of Purchasing Sunscreen

During my teenage years, a bottle of baby oil, a towel and beach chair was all any of us needed when spending the day … Continue reading

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Meeting of the minds

Industry officials call GMDC’s spring conference a must-attend event for anyone in the supermarket HBC business. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Cookin’ up a storm

The money-saving features found in today’s deli and bakery equipment are helping retailers offer more fresh products. Fresh departments such as deli and bakery … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Getting your guard up

Prop 37, which would have required mandatory labeling of products containing GMOs may have voted down by California voters last November, but one look … Continue reading

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Speeding up HBC

Slow response in adding new items into the mix is just one of many issues costing grocers valuable HBC business. Mistakes happen. It is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Spanning the GlobalShop

There is no shortage of products and services for retailers to checkout at GlobalShop 2013. The GlobalShop trade show and conference dedicated to design, … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Price Chopper Calling

A few days ago the phone rang and imagine my surprise when my caller ID showed someone from Price Chopper was ringing me. Turns … Continue reading

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A game of cat and mouse

Every year thieves grow smarter, more organized and determined. To combat them retailers must remain a step ahead. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Rising to the top

Retailers will need imagination with their assortment and merchandising if they hope to boost the average customer visit to the in-store bakery. Ah, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Full House

The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago features more than 2,000 exhibitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Healthy beginnings

Better-for-you breakfast options are jump-starting consumers’ mornings and adding dollars to retailers’ cash registers. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Here comes the future – are you ready?

It’s no secret that for years the biggest trends impacting the grocery channel have typically originated in food service. If you were wondering what’s … Continue reading

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Best of the best in wellness

These wellness companies have been honored with GHQ’s 2013 Selling Wellness Trailblazer award. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Small consumers can add up to big sales

The right assortment and pricing can help grocers nurture growth in the baby care category. Of the many nonfoods categories, baby care has arguably … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Teaching an old dog new tricks

On the heels of my last blog supporting the value of organics, an ironic thing happened along the way—my own family became believers in … Continue reading

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A healthy bounty of frozen foods

Many consumers are looking for the convenience of frozen foods along with the advantages of healthy eating. Frozen foods have always been associated with … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

The ins and outs of licensing

When executed correctly, licensing can help companies enter new categories and gain instantaneous shelf presence. It seems like a sure-fire formula for success. Link … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Upfront

Top Finds at Expo East

The Baltimore Convention Center was awash with the latest and greatest wellness products. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness