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.

Put your waders and gatekeeper’s hat on

Whenever a topic is paid a lot of interest there’s never a shortage of folks looking to poke holes in the merit it offers. … Continue reading

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Organic opportunities

Increased availability, improved product appearance and unique offerings are creating new sales options for organic produce. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Naturally Personal

Natural personal care products are evolving from a special treat to every day use. Environmentally friendly plant-based products that are free from harmful ingredients … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Perfect pairings

Suppliers and retailers partner on cross-merchandising programs to build sales and foster loyalty. When it comes to building relationships and boosting market basket rings, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Center Store

The GMO debate

Retailers play an important role in educating consumers. GMOs are at the top of the list of what people want to know about. Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Rite Aid Ramping Up Wellness Efforts

Recently in my Sunday paper, I came across a sales flyer from Rite Aid, something honestly I would have put directly into the recycle … Continue reading

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Thirst-quenching opportunities

Consumers are demanding authenticity, ingredient accountability and meaningful innovation from better-for-you beverages. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

NACDS Marketplace heads to the ‘Mile High City’

All the hottest nonfoods products and trends will be featured under one roof in Colorado later this month. This is a year of firsts … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

How sweet it is

Thanks to a plethora of better-for-you cookies, candies and other treats, consumers are quickly learning that they can have their cake and eat it … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Say what?

Call it a disease, a compulsion or a case of simple curiosity, but I can’t seem to travel anywhere – whether for business or … Continue reading

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Feeling better.. naturally

A spate of new launches is bringing much-deserved positive attention to the dietary supplement and natural remedy categories. In today’s fast moving society just … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Cold case

Once considered a seasonal business, cough and cold products are now an everyday category. It used to be the winter months were the prime … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Good-for-You Getting Better

This is going to be a year filled with opportunities and challenges for the wellness and better-for-you categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A step in the right direction

In writing this year’s State of the Wellness Industry article for our April issue, experts I spoke with resoundingly agreed the future of the … Continue reading

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Wellness worthy

GHQ takes a glimpse at trends impacting key wellness categories and the hot items expected to drive growth this year. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Men on a mission to look good

Men are taking their grooming seriously and retailers are pulling out all the stops to help them polish their image. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Private Label leaders

The Grocery Headquarters’ Private Label Trail Blazer Awards recognize outstanding private label manufacturers for their ability to innovate and stand out among their peers. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Upfront

2012. Year of the Customer?

Happy New Year! As I reflect back on this past holiday shopping experience, I am saddened to say it left me realizing once again … Continue reading

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Wellness winner’s circle

The economy may have slowed the number of products companies are launching, but it is clear by the submissions we received for the 2012 Trailblazer Awards that it has not curtailed the amount of innovation introduced to the wellness category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

An eye toward building sales

In some categories, growth is subject to the whim of ever-changing consumer preferences. The eye care category is not one of those categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Baby steps

Industry officials are hopeful a host of new product launches and better category management will help to reinvigorate the baby care category. Nature has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Marketing to Millennials

As much as retailers and suppliers would like to think they significantly influence brand choice and preferences of young consumers, a recent report from … Continue reading

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When disaster strikes

For many of you, Hurricane Irene is all but a distant memory, but for others, especially those in the Northeast (myself included), the flooding … Continue reading

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Who says nothing in life is free?

When we were kids, if my brother and I were served an unusual meal for dinner the running joke was “mom must have had … Continue reading

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One expert’s tips for developing a top-level wellness program

I recently had an interesting conversation with Patricia Chuey regarding the future of wellness programs in grocery. As a registered dietitian, a good part … Continue reading

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