Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Produce Beverages

By Haley Hastings The produce department continues to be an area that shoppers are looking to make beverage purchases. Produce beverages accounted for 2.4% … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

The Mother Lode

By Wendy Hirschhorn When it comes to winning over the hearts, minds and appetites of millions of food shoppers, mom bloggers carry much influence. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Columns

Payroll Planning

By Carlos E. Gonzalez Better management of labor costs can help retailers increase profits. Supermarkets by their nature are high-volume, low-margin businesses. Margins of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Columns

Tracking the Field

By Richard Jones Growers that can measure their crop quality, providing suitable raw produce to retailers, can help eroding margins. The public’s understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with Bob Sewall

Bob Sewall, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Blount Fine Foods, says the more Blount elevates its products, the more success its retail customers … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales review: Tomatoes

By Haley Hastings Warmer months lead to increased tomato sales. The tomatoes category contributed 5.3% to produce department dollar sales for the 52 weeks … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The five “must haves” in the seafood department

By Brian Diffenderfer Merchandised and managed properly, the seafood department can be a big money maker for retailers. With global consumer awareness and concern … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns

The Stat Pool

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Produce by numbers

Grocery Headquarters’ annual State of the Industry Almanac paints a picture of produce department sales. It is no secret that the produce department is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking Shop with…Andy Winans

Andy Winans, CEO of North American Operations for PCMS, says next generation POS systems can help grocers be successful in the long-term.  How can … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

The importance of the label

By Dominick F. Maggio Retailers can build consumer confidence through accurate product labeling. Can you imagine how frustrating it must be to buy some … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with…Bill Plageman

Bill Plageman, vice president of marketing and product management for Amerlux, talks about the overall impact lighting can have in grocery. Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

No holds barred

By Marshall Rader Consumers are looking for more than health benefits from nutrition bars. Taste, quality and convenience are important as well. Nutrition bars … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with…Andy Urban

Andy Urban, senior vice president of retail sales for Perdue Foods, says consumers are increasingly interested in how the chicken they eat is raised.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with…John H. Downs Jr.

John H. Downs Jr., National Confectioners Association’s new president and CEO, provides a pulse check on how the candy industry is performing. What have you … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Ancient gluten secret

By Sameer Shah, Smart Flour Foods Gluten-free foods are getting a dose of ancient grains as shoppers demand tastier and more nutritious gluten-free choices.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with…John J. Wiesehan, Jr.

John J. Wiesehan, Jr., CEO of Mistic Electronic Cigarettes, says a variety of flavor profiles and consumers’ ability to customize their own vaping systems … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales review: fin fish

By Haley Hastings Salmon is the most popular fin fish species, capturing nearly 40% of category sales. The fin fish category contributed 37.8% to seafood department … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The chase for a new retail space

By Ralph Schwartz, Potandon Produce The ability to present shoppers with strong visual and sensory experiences will help brick-and-mortar survivability in the future. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with…Steve Kneepkens

Steve Kneepkens, vice president of sales and marketing, Calbee North America, says snacking should be a guilt-free option. Tell us about Calbee North America. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales review: Onions and garlic

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Food Forum: Doing the safety dance

By Matt Smith, icix Transparency is of utmost importance when interacting with shoppers regarding product safety. We continue to read and hear about unsafe … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Columns

Energy drinks grow up

By Andrew Kaplan Energy drink consumers are getting older, and manufacturers are not forgetting about them. A teenager in 1987, when Red Bull first appeared, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Center Store

Saint Joseph’s Summit: Embracing change

The ninth annual St. Joseph’s Food Industry Summit Focused on providing consumers with “Food on Demand.” Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Upfront

California Olive And Vine Recalls Pumpkin Seed Pesto

California Olive and Vine of Sutter, Calif. is taking precautionary measures and voluntarily recalling Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of irregular lab results. The company … Continue reading

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