Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

USDA Proposes Rule to Update Poultry Slaughter Inspection System

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a long-awaited proposed rule that would modernize the poultry slaughter inspection system in the United States. The … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retailer Handbook is Available

After one of its busiest years in terms of marketing initiatives, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is distributing hundreds of comprehensive Retailer Support Guides … Continue reading

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Marketers Scramble for Footing as Pet Owners Shop Around

Pet product marketers and retailers must re-evaluate their strategic options to respond to an increasingly competitive marketplace, according to “Pet Product Retail Channel and … Continue reading

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FRESH By Brookshire’s Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

Brookshire Grocery Company announced that FRESH by Brookshire’s has been awarded LEEDcertification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green … Continue reading

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CPMA is Sold Out

Having already sold out once and expanded to meet the additional demand, exhibit spaces at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s (CPMA) 87th Annual Convention … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Offers Cost-Conscious Customers More Ways to Save

With tightened family budgets, Stop & Shop is re-introducing its Guaranteed Value product line with a new look and new products all at compelling … Continue reading

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Tillamook launches new line of yogurt

Tillamook is releasing a line of light yogurt, naturally sweetened with Truvia sweetener. The recipe has no artificial growth hormones, no artificial flavors, no … Continue reading

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New PLU Code Approved for Francis Mango Variety

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has approved a new PLU code for the Francis mango variety. Retailers, shippers and growers are encouraged to … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Announces Expansion of Its Successful Executive Leadership Development Program

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) announced that it is partnering with the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and Unilever to … Continue reading

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ShopRite Achieves EPA GreenChill Gold Certification

ShopRite announced that its Hatfield, PA store has been awarded the GreenChill Gold Certification. This prestigious award, distributed annually by the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Eggland’s Best has been Approved

Eggland’s Best has been awarded the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Seal of Approval. The company’s products underwent extensive testing by a panel of ACF-certified … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal

The oatmeal is made with whole grains, including certified gluten-free oats, amaranth and quinoa plus chia and flax. It is high in fiber, non-GMO, … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Takes Steps To Position Company For Successful Spinoff

Kraft Foods announced several moves to help ensure its North America-based snacks and grocery businesses are well-positioned to become two independent public companies before … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates Over $7.4 Million to Non-Profit

Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities in which it is located, and during its 2011 fiscal year, the company donated $7,430,505 … Continue reading

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Weis Announces Price Freeze Program

Weis Markets, announced it has lowered the prices on 1,700 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products through April … Continue reading

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Enviro-Log

Enviro-Log expands its earth-friendly product line with Firestarters, designed to provide an alternative for kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids and ethanol-based gels. “In … Continue reading

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Wegmans Takes Another Step Towards Seafood Sustainability

Wegmans Food Markets has united with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help understand Wegmans’ impact on the future of seafood sustainability. “The seafood industry … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down on Carbendazim in OJ

The FDA announced that it is implementing a “test and hold” policy for all imported shipments of orange juice to determine if they contain … Continue reading

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Newcastle Offers a Fourth Limited Edition Beer

Newcastle Brown Ale, brewer of One & Only, today announced the release of its fourth Limited Edition brew, Founders’ Ale. Available nationwide for a limited … Continue reading

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Q&A with Larry Andrews, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Larry Andrews, retail marketing director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), tells GHQ what retailers can expect in the coming year in the seafood industry … Continue reading

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Scans from all angles

Wincor Nixdorf officials say they are setting a new standard for retail customer service with the introduction of the 360 Scan Portal, a fully … Continue reading

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Tecate Kicks Off a National Retail Program to Celebrate Caracter of Football

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, announces the launch of a national retail program focused on helping U.S. Hispanics 21 and older celebrate their passion for … Continue reading

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Supervalu Commits $1 Million to Sponsor Local Youth Sports Teams

Supervalu Inc. has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its ACME, Albertsons, Cub Foods,Farm Fresh, Jewel-Osco and Shaws/Star … Continue reading

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Contributing to Public Safety

Food safety in the produce industry continues to be top of mind for consumers and industry leaders. That is why the Newark, Del.-based Produce … Continue reading

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Delhaize America Announces Key Strategic Actions for U.S. Portfolio

Delhaize America has announced key strategic actions to strengthen its U.S. portfolio. The company plans to take the following actions with respect to its … Continue reading

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