Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Winning with private label

By Barrie Dawson Private label products have become a way for retailers to differentiate themselves from the competition. Thirty years ago, private label products … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Protecting retailer liability

By Randy Fields The tipping point on food safety risk has been reached for retailers. We have increasingly seen food safety issues negatively impacting … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Stephen T. Matsko

Stephen T. Matsko, director of sales and marketing for Trion Industries, says the proper fixtures can help better connect shopper to retailer.  What is … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Apples

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

MountainKing Potatoes Invites Retailers to the “Summer Gold Rush”

MountainKing has announced the roll out of its Butter Gold “Summer Gold Rush” retail merchandising program for 2014 featuring high-graphic bins, comprehensive marketing support … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

Rich’s Raises the Bar with Hershey’s

Rich Products Corp. is raising the bar on chocolate indulgence with the introduction of Rich’s Chocolate Bettercreme Made with Hershey’swhipped icing. Available nationally, this … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Aversion to GMOs Becoming Driving Factor to Buying Organic, OTA Reports

Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether … Continue reading

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CMI Targets C-Stores with “Go-Go Fresh” Cherry Package

CMI is conducting a limited test of Go-Go Fresh cherries thorough the month of July in select markets and stores. The “Go-Go Fresh” is … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Barbara’s Expands Breakfast Offerings with Launch of Two New Cereals

Barbara’s, known for making cereals and snacks from simple, wholesome ingredients, has expanded its portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast options with the addition … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Wellness, What's New

Understanding the Evolution of Customer Engagement

According to new research from ACCENT Marketing, the key to a successful customer engagement strategy on social media is to understand how Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Favorite Gas Stations Are Grocery Stores, Wholesale Clubs

Consumers prefer to fill up their gas tanks at grocery stores and wholesale clubs rather than at traditional gas stations, according to a study … Continue reading

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Summer Cuties Ready for Vacation Months

For the first time, Cuties Clementines and Mandarins from Sun Pacific are now available to retailers during the summer months.  Summer Cuties are making … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award

Safeway received the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award from The Humane Society of the United States. The grocery chain earned the award for … Continue reading

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FMI Gold Plate Awards Highlights Food Retail Mealtime Programs

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to recognize our retailer and wholesaler members who are helping their customers easily make family mealtime a … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale Celebrates “Independence Eve”

Every Independence Day, American beer companies festoon their cans with stars and stripes and exploit the nation’s strong sense of patriotism – not to … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Promotions, Uncategorized, What's New

Non-GMO Sweet Corn Returning for Limited Time

A variety of non-GMO sweet white corn is returning for a limited time. Introduced in 2011, Amaize Sweet Corn was developed using traditional non-GMO … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Harris Teeter Donates to Together in Education Schools

Harris Teeter announced it is donating $675,153.97 to schools this month through Together in Education (TIE), Harris Teeter’s fundraising program for schools in its … Continue reading

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CMI Declares July the Month of Jumbo Cherries

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has declared July to be the month of jumbo cherries in response to the season’s larger than usual sizing and … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Zero Zone Introduces ColdLoop Subcritical Refrigeration System

The Zero Zone ColdLoop CO2 Subcritical System is now available for food retailers who want a reliable, efficient refrigeration system to cool their food … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, What's New

Purple Stuff Adds Cherry-Cola Flavor

Funktional Beverages is expanding its line of Purple Stuff. The company’s latest beverage addition to the ‘relaxation category’ is a Cherry Cola that is … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

FMI Connect 2014

Thousands of supermarket executives, retail buyers, consultants and other industry officials descended upon Chicago for the FMI/United Fresh/Inter-Bev convention. Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds “Golden Opportunity” with Boomers and Seniors

Accounting for more than 50 percent of CPG spending, the baby boomer/senior market spent more than $200 billion across shopping channels in the last … Continue reading

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Domex Superfresh Growers Sets Their Sights on Washington State Apple Crop

Summer has just begun and there is still more planning and preparation needed to ready the new crop of Washington apples for the fall … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Mann Packing Introduces Snap Pea Sensations Kits

Mann Packing is launching Snap Pea Sensations – a proprietary vegetable kit developed in response to the popularity of complete kits, and the expediential … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Kalettes to Sprout Up in the Produce Aisle this Fall

This fall will bring the arrival of produce’s newest innovation: adorable and versatile Kalettes ­— the green and purple offspring of brussels sprout and … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New