Author Archives: Elizabeth Louise Hatt

About Elizabeth Louise Hatt

Eliz­a­beth joined the GHQ team in Octo­ber 2010 to indulge her pas­sion for writ­ing, ask­ing ques­tions, eat­ing exor­bi­tant amounts of food and meet­ing indus­try celebri­ties, such as the Dough­boy. When ELH isn’t bring­ing you the lat­est news from the fresh cat­e­gories, she likes to bake cup­cakes, ram­ble on her blog, smother her cat with affec­tion, snow­board trails too advanced for her skills and run long dis­tances. Oh, and eat! She eats a lot, mostly cheese!

California Avocado Commission Announces Contest Winners

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) announced the retailer winners from its 2014 5-Star Performance Program at the PMA Fresh Summit. Participants in CAC’s 5-Star … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Molly’s Milk Truck Launches Almondmilk Beverages

Molly’s Milk Truck Beverages is debuting its café-style almondmilk beverages in select retail location in the New York City metropolitan area. Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

CMI Puts Queen Bee Apples in a Pouch Bag

CMI has announced the national rollout of its new pouch bag line for Queen Bee apples, a brand of Honeycrisp apples. The program launched … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Honored during Midnight Mission Gala

Ready Pac Foods was honored by The Midnight Mission during this year’s Golden Heart Awards Gala. Held on September 30th at The Beverly Wilshire … Continue reading

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Tribe Hummus Finds Inspiration at the Farmer’s Market

Tribe Hummus is launching a Farmer’s Market line, a collection of hummus flavors inspired by fresh tastes and colors of the farmer’s market. A permanent extension … Continue reading

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Pear Bureau Northwest Launches Fresh Consumer Ads

Pear Bureau Northwest (USA Pears) is launching a consumer advertising campaign this season, using print ads to help boost pear consumption and increase the … Continue reading

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Houweling’s Tomatoes Wins 2014 Cool Planet Award

Houweling’s Tomatoes received a 2014 Cool Planet Award (Agriculture Sector) in recognition of the company’s efforts in sustainability, relating to energy conservation and efficiency. The … Continue reading

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VIVA Fresh Produce Expo Announces Keynote Speaker

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) introduces Dr. David Katz as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Viva Fresh Produce Expo and Conference on … Continue reading

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Naturipe Farms Expands its Fresh Fruit Snack Packs

Naturipe Farms is adding to its Ready to Eat fresh fruit snack pack line. With re-designed packaging to include more product visibility and clear messaging … Continue reading

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Simply the Best… Commercial

Capitalizing on the internet’s obsession with the personification of animals is a very clever marketing tactic. The only thing internet viewers may like better … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Cheese From Spain + Murray’s Cheese = Pure Joy

Last week Cheese From Spain hosted a media cheese tasting at Murray’s Cheese Bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Unable to attend, my colleague forwarded … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Off the Shelves, Web-Exclusive Content

Spotlight On: CMI

For 25 years CMI has exhibited commitment to its products, customers and long-term growth–and it has no plans to let up anytime soon. Twenty-five … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Spotlight

Apple pickin’

An abundant apple crop will keep store shelves full, but it is up to retailers to find the right mix. If an apple a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produc(ing) Excellence

This year’s PMA Fresh Summit is guaranteed to impress as growers demonstrate to the industry that there is still plenty of room for innovation. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

A Beachy Grocery Store Tour

One of my favorite things to do when I visit a new city is to check out the local grocery stores. So this weekend when … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Tears without fear

Creative marketing campaigns behind onions and garlic are capturing the imagination of consumers. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Showing Local Some Love

For the past week I’ve been engulfed in the center store. Not literally, of course. But along with the monthly issue, Grocery Headquarters will … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Sussing out sustainability

Sustainability initiatives take center stage as the grocery industry prepares the food supply for the long haul. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Back to snack season

With kids heading back to the classroom, the industry teams up to keep offering healthy snacks. “A nation of snackers.” That is the general … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fighting the good-for-you fight

Retailers have their game faces on as they battle to gain market share of the organic and natural segment. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Beverages with benefits

With healthfulness driving consumer grocery purchases, the beverage category is undergoing a transformation to meet shoppers’ unwavering demands. Price used to run the shop. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Talk of the Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a plethora of produce in the ground, fish in the sea and products made from local ingredients. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Far from general

Grocery Headquarters recognizes the innovators and trendsetters in the general merchandise category with its 2014 Trailblazer awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

It’s a small world

Countries put their best food forward at the 2014 World Tour by SIAL Jury. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Upfront

Snacktime’s sweetheart

Cherries fill a void as consumers look for fresh healthy snack options during the hot days of summer. Cherries have always had a place … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh