Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI Announces Grand Prize Winners of 2012 Store Manager Awards

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the 12th annual Store Manager Award Grand Prize Winners at FMI2012. The three winners were chosen from nine … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Spring Campaign Kicks Off

Produce for Kids is gearing up for its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign, working with 16 supermarket grocery store chains across the country to help raise … Continue reading

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FirstFruits Marketing Donates 250,000 Pounds of Apples

Together with retail partners, FirstFruits Marketing donated over 250,000 pounds of fresh apples to food shelves across the U.S. and Canada through the 2012 … Continue reading

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NPD Group: Private Label Foods Continues to Rise, Satisfaction Declining

The number of consumers using private label food and beverage products continues to rise, but U.S. consumers are losing their enthusiasm for these value-oriented … Continue reading

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Future Forces: Who will you trust?

The consumers’ quest for naturalness is really a continuing search for healthy living. By Patrick Kiernan Something happens to your view of life when … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… George Latella

George Latella, visiting professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, discusses the role of technology in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: Is it fair … Continue reading

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Taking to the airwaves and shelves

Backed by marketing muscle, the As Seen on TV category can be profitable for grocers. Suppliers in the As Seen on TV category have … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit, Uncategorized

Sales Review: Deli dips, toppings & spreads

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Talking Shop with… Peter Charness

The president of Manthan Systems says retailers can use business intelligence to uncover many small opportunities that can add up to big profits. Grocery … Continue reading

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Sales review: Refrigerated dressings

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

FMI: A closer look

A Private Brand Summit, Solution Centers and new products promise to enthrall visitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Washington hatches a good idea

Grocers should support federal legislation on eggs. By Gene Gregory How often do you hear grocers say, “That’s a great idea!” about something happening … Continue reading

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Food Forum: What is the gluten-free category missing?

A rush to market is resulting in some products that are not nutritionally sound. By Julie McGinnis Expensive alternative grains, starch-filled recipes, and speed … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Ralph Schwartz

The director of vendor management and value-added marketing for Potandon Produce says that much change has taken place in the produce category in recent … Continue reading

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Pepsi Launches First Global Campaign, “Live For Now”

Pepsi unveiled its first global campaign titled, “Live for Now,” based on the brand’s new global positioning.  Pepsi conducted extensive global research, connecting with … Continue reading

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FMI Forms Partnership with TopSource

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces its strategic business partnership with TopSource LLC, a sourcing company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Topco Associates LLC. This … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Campaign to Begin

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced its 2012 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation charitable campaign.  … Continue reading

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Meijer Announces Seafood Sustainability Initiative

Meijer has announced the launch of a comprehensive seafood sustainability initiative, which will ensure all Meijer seafood suppliers follow specific sustainability guidelines for both … Continue reading

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Wegmans Instills Summer Price Freeze

Wegmans has announced a freeze on prices for more than 60 products families buy most during the summer months, effective Sunday, April 29 through … Continue reading

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Fiesta Baked Beans

Goya Foods launches Goya Fiesta Baked Beans. Flavors in the line include Original, creamy Navy Beans, mixed with savory pork, onions, mustard and spices, … Continue reading

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Weis Markets To Invest $125 Million In Its Growth

Weis Markets announced it will invest $125 million in its 2012 growth program. At the Company’s annual shareholder meeting, Weis Markets Vice Chairman Jonathan … Continue reading

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LGMA Focuses on Global Food Safety Initiative

As part of its strategic plan for 2012 and beyond, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has identified as a top priority to … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches Health & Wellness Initiatives

Stop & Shop is launching two new health and wellness initiatives this month to address health concerns for all customers and their families. In … Continue reading

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Revionics, Planalytics Enhance Weather-Driven Pricing Solution

Revionics, Inc., a provider of retail life cycle price optimization solutions, has announced enhancements to its weather-driven demand intelligence feature. The weather-driven demand feature, … Continue reading

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Giant Food Makes Gluten-free Eating Easy

Giant Food of Landover, Md. is making it easier for shoppers who follow gluten-free diets to choose the right foods. There are now easy-to-spot … Continue reading

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