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!

A Wegmans Letdown

I grew up outside of Wegmans’ marketplace, so it was not until college that I first walked into the Holy Grail of supermarkets (at … Continue reading

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Tears of joy

The desire for ethnic cuisines and bold flavors have inspired consumers to experiment with new varieties and uses for onions and garlic. Onions and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Organic grows up

Consumers want to know where and how their produce is grown. The expanding organic segment is increasingly quelling their concerns—and boosting store sales. Everyday … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Clicking on all cylinders

By focusing on fresh offerings, online grocers are setting the stage for the future of the industry. It is up to brick-and-mortar retailers to keep pace. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Honing in on healthy snacks

With innovations in flavor, packaging and brand appeal, produce companies are winning over the snacking category. It seems almost weekly a new snack item … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A fresh delivery experience

As you know from my last blog entry, for the past month I have been engrossed in learning about the e-commerce segment of the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Online Shopping

It is not that often that my job invokes nostalgia. But the past couple weeks as I was researching the August cover story on … Continue reading

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“Disease or not a disease…”

… that is the question currently being debated in response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) decision to classify obesity as a disease. Yes, … Continue reading

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Full of pep(pers)

The diversity of peppers is driving sales in the supermarket aisle and innovation in the field. Some like them hot. Some like them sweet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

For safe keeping

Research shows food safety is a top concern for consumers. Is the industry doing enough? Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions when considering … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Upfront

A sweet time in the sunshine state

Flavor, nutrition and sustainability were just a few of the trends underlying the innovations at the 2013 IDDBA Seminar and Expo. Orlando may be … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

My Confession

Dear Grocery Retailers, Please forgive me, I have been unfaithful. For years, I have always turned to your supermarkets for my produce. I selected … Continue reading

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Join the club

More consumers are choosing a retail outlet based on the quality and value of fresh foods and club stores are making a strong statement. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Optimizing organics

Organics have won over consumer dedication; now it is time for retailers to follow suit. For the past nine years the Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Snackin’ in the sun

As days grow longer consumers begin to look for convenient, fresh snack ideas. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh, fun and in the sun

United Fresh 2013 is gearing up for an event full of education and networking. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

How CVS Won My Loyalty

On any given day my kitchen table is guaranteed to be cluttered with coupons. Store coupons to no less than three different stores, manufacturer … Continue reading

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Northward bound

Produce growers and companies are geared up for CPMA with promotions and products for the Canadian market. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

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Kosher Customer Service

This weekend I drove up to New England to visit one of my closest girl friends. During our travels we ventured into a Shaw’s … Continue reading

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A Name Changer for Meat

The NPB and the NCBA unveiled its proposed changes to the fresh meat nomenclature and labeling for retail at the American Meat Institute’s 2013 Annual Meat Conference. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Back to nature

The demand for natural and organic products is still on the rise. So is consumer skepticism. Retailers have to be picky with their offerings to stay ahead of the game. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A face-off

The produce aisle could soon resemble a child’s play room with popular kid-friendly characters and images decorating shelves. Imagine and aisle within the grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Guy’s leading guy?

Last week I met a friend for dinner in Times Square. Every New Yorker knows better, but it was a convenient location… and I … Continue reading

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Private Label’s time to shine

Grocery Headquarters honors standout companies with its Private Label Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Upfront