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.

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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Get your health checks here

Like most editors, by February my desk is filled with reports from leading marketing firms, all of whom have their own spin on what … Continue reading

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Undercover Opp

One of my favorite television shows this season is “Undercover Boss.” In each episode a CEO of a major corporation volunteers to disguise their … Continue reading

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October is Non-GMO Month

It’s taken more than a decade, but the topic of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) may finally be getting its due in this country. And … Continue reading

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Small things count

Those of us living in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont often entertain family and friends in our home, in part because eating out … Continue reading

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Study sheds light on green consumers

Lisa Lazarczyk, who works closely with Mambo Sprouts Marketing, recently shared some interesting results with me from an online survey the company conducted. In … Continue reading

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Customer service and the bottom line

I’m sure most of us agree technology has been a godsend in business – it’s more efficient, quicker and often less expensive in the … Continue reading

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Informative employees make all the difference

  I’ll admit upfront I have little tolerance for inept sales clerks – from those who can’t be bothered to help to those who … Continue reading

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Walgreens adding fresh food makes me turn green

Eight years ago when my husband and I made the bold decision to move from New Jersey to New England we were attracted to … Continue reading

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Redoing food labels

  Never in my life did I think I would agree with anything people at the Center for Science in the Public Interest proposed … Continue reading

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A piece of the pie

With the holidays around the corner and the inevitable New Year’s resolutions following soon thereafter, experts say there’s no time like the present for … Continue reading

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Making the act of giving a win-win

As we get closer to the holidays, there will undoubtedly be an increasing number of non-profit organizations looking for financial contributions. To prompt us … Continue reading

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Private label allure

If marketing research firms truly have their finger on the pulse of consumers, it looks like organic and natural private label programs are here … Continue reading

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Aloha from Costco

Recently, my husband and I vacationed in Hawaii. Using air miles, rental car and hotel points we were able to do the trip without … Continue reading

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Moovin’ on over

Blame it on the eco­nomy or just plain maturing of the category, but natural and organic dairy sales are beginning to wane, leaving experts … Continue reading

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Mashing success

  As consumers seek value and versatility in the produce aisle, they are relying on the potato to stretch their budgets while filling their … Continue reading

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