Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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Mrs. Green’s Offers English as a Second Language Classes

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market announced it is offering English as a Second Language classes for associates across Westchester County as part of a larger … Continue reading

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Dieters Striking Balance Between Snacking and Effective Weight Management

Nearly 100 million Americans are watching their diet to lose weight or to maintain their current weight. The eating habits of these calorically-conscientious consumers … Continue reading

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California Firm Expands Recall of Beef Products

Galant Food Co, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, has announced a recall of an additional 130 pounds of beef products because the meat filling … Continue reading

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Ventura County Sustainability Exchange Hosts Exclusive Event

In conjunction with this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, the growers and distributors of Ventura County are inviting fresh produce industry members into their backyards for the … Continue reading

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Old Wisconsin Kicks Off Touchdown to Flavor Town

A new tailgating promotion from Old Wisconsin brings together Miller Lite with the brand’s popular meat snacks in the Touchdown to Flavor Town campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Tasteful Selections Partners with Katie’s Krops

Tasteful Selections from RPE is sponsoring Katie’s Krops for a second consecutive year.A portion of the profits from specially marked bags of Tasteful Selections’ Ruby Sensation … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Uncategorized, What's New

Pear Bureau Northwest Names Publix Pear Retailer of the Year

Pear Bureau Northwest has named Publix as the 2014 Pear Retailer of the Year for its outstanding pear merchandising activities. Publix is being recognized with this award due … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Uncategorized, What's New

Ruby Fresh Debuts Jewels Pomegranate Arils Snack Cups

Ruby Fresh in introducing its JEWELS Pomegranate Arils snack cups. The 4-and 5.3-ounce grab-and-go cups with re-sealable lids are designed for convenient on-the-go snacking. … Continue reading

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Giant Eagle Brings Market District to Cleveland’s West Side

Giant Eagle celebrates the grand opening of its newest Market District in Strongsville, Ohio. Serving the west side of Cleveland, the 107,000-square-foot Market District is … Continue reading

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Sambrailo Packaging Launches Go Greener! Packaging

Sambrailo Packaging will be introducing its new Go Greener! clamshells, a packaging innovation for organic growers. Made with 100% post-consumer recycled PET from clear … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

The Nunes Co. Launches Foxy Organic Broccoleaf

The Nunes Company has launched an organic non-GMO vegetable called BroccoLeaf. The vegetable was discovered in the summer of 2014 when Foxy launched a series … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Alsum Farms & Produce and the Green Bay Packers Launch Fan Promotion

Alsum Farms & Produce is partnering with the Green Bay Packers to invite fans to share a photo of their best tailgating dish for … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

NGA and PBH Partner to Educate Supermarket Dietitians

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) are announcing a partnership focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians … Continue reading

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Dole, Caito Foods and Martin’s Supermarkets Donate Salad Bars to School

Committed to increasing healthier options for students, Dole Food Company, grocery retailer Martin’s Supermarkets and wholesale foods supplier Caito Foods have partnered to donate … Continue reading

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