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!

The trail less traveled

Grocery Headquarters congratulates the produce companies that are forging forward with its 2015 Produce Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

The organic effect

Organic produce and brands continue to steal and win shopper dollars. In February, the USDA approved the first genetically modified apple varieties for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

At the top of their game

The team from Tops Friendly Markets and their industry partners celebrated Tops as the Grocery Headquarters 2015 Independent Retailer of the Year. The secret … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Viva Fresh Expo Boasts Local Flair and Flavor

The VIVA Fresh Produce Expo kicks off next week with a sold out show that is embracing the sights, sounds and electric buzz of … Continue reading

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Coleman Partners with CPMA for Half Your Plate

Coleman will partner with the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) to celebrate its recent promotion called “Half Your Plate.” Consumers are invited to attend and learn … Continue reading

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Tasteful Selections Celebrates Facility Grand Opening

Tasteful Selections celebrates its investment in the future of the potato industry with the grand opening of a 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Bakersfield, Calif. The … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

The Story Behind Josie’s Organics

Rod Braga, president and CEO of Braga Fresh Family Farms, talks to GHQ the benefit of branding in the produce department and the company’s namesake brand. Continue reading

Posted in FEATURED Articles, Q & As, Web-Exclusive Content

Chicken of the Sea and Dole Honor Brain Awareness Week

The advantages of salmon in the diet have long been celebrated, but this week the country’s leading shelf-stable salmon provider is reminding America of … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

Blue North Launches Initiative for Humane Wild Fish Harvesting

Blue North launched the Humane Harvest Initiative, an innovative step toward establishing ethical standards for fish harvesting. The HHI extends and deepens Blue North’s commitment … Continue reading

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Italy Signs on as Partner Country Sponsor of Summer Fancy Food Show

Italian food is the most popular international cuisine in the U.S. This summer, Italy will bring its best in classic specialty food and on-trend … Continue reading

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Seafood Analytics Debuts Seafood Quality Product

Seafood Analytics launched a scientific approach to measuring the quality of seafood through the supply chain is available on the market. The Seafood Analytics … Continue reading

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“Beef Prices Explained” by the Beef Checkoff

According to the Beef Checkoff, recent research has shown that food costs – and beef prices in particular – continue to be top-of-mind for … Continue reading

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AFM Launches Ultimate Mexican Fiesta Promotion

Avocados from Mexico (AFM) announced a new partnership with Dos Equis and Sauza tequila for its upcoming promotion, Ultimate Mexican Fiesta. The campaign is … Continue reading

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Richs’ Products Gives Hello Kitty Her Own Ice Cream Cake

Rich’s Products is giving Hello Kitty fans a sweet dessert. To satisfy the surge in popularity and demand for Hello-Kitty branded products, the company launched a … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

Nothing like a Side of Kevin Bacon

One of the GHQ’s team favorite things to do is flip The Happy Egg Co.’s “Nice Pecs” chicken calendar. Each month features a posing rooster in a … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Connections 2015 World Tour Announced

Several thousand fresh produce and floral industry professionals are expected to gather around the world during the 2015 PMA Fresh Connections World Tour, which … Continue reading

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Prepared for FNV

It would be an understatement to say my world revolves around food. Ignoring my obvious absorption in the industry as a GHQ editor, I am … Continue reading

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Naturally Occuring Varieties Added to Pink Lady Trademark

Pink Lady America (PLA) is adding naturally-occurring varieties to the Pink Lady trademark, which will result in improvements to some fruit characteristics. The grower-supported … Continue reading

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Military Family Honored by Eckrich, Smith’s and NASCAR

Retired Army Specialist Blaine Sullivan and his family were honored by NASCAR driver Aric Almirola at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, thanks to Eckrich, the makers … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Kicks Off Heirloom Artichoke Season

March marks the beginning of peak Heirloom artichoke season and Ocean Mist Farms is supporting sales with multiple activities designed to generate sales and … Continue reading

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CLARK Acknowledges its 2015 Dealer of Excellence Recipients

CLARK Material Handling Co., a manufacturer and distributor of CLARK brand forklifts and CLARK parts, hosted a special recognition event at the company’s North … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, What's New

Crunch Pak Goes Mobile with the NBA

Crunch Pak is participating with the NBA in a mobile marketing tour that will visit 40 Walmart stores in four cities during March and … Continue reading

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Datepac Welcomes CPG Industry Leader John Haydock

Former vice president of global sales John Haydock has been named CEO of Datepac, the largest Medjool date packing facility in the U.S. Prior … Continue reading

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Fresh Solutions Network Unveils Side Delights Website

Fresh Solutions Network developed, its website for the Side Delights brand of potato products. The site is comprehensive, highly functional and easy to navigate, offering … Continue reading

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United Fresh Honors Women in Produce

The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Women in Produce honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women … Continue reading

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