Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

On Point: Now you see it…

The best service is sometimes invisible to the customer. By Tom Weir To the male half of the couple it was surprising, disappointing actually, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: The Amazon effect

Center store profits could be at risk as consumers do more of their research and buying online. By Patrick Kiernan As our industry continues … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Columns

Making room for housewares

When a category gets hot, responsive retailers do not hesitate to capitalize on ever-evolving consumer buying habits by adjusting their merchandising strategies. Industry observers say now is time to clear some shelf space for housewares. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Tyson Partners with 7UP Beverages for a Big Game Promotion

Tyson Foods will launch a new promotion featuring savings on wings, boneless wings and 7UPbrand beverages for the football season leading up to the playoff game … Continue reading

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All-Natural, Lower Sodium Dinner Ham

Dietz & Watson is introducing an all-natural, uncured dinner ham without nitrates and with less sodium than most other dinner hams. At about six … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

ShopRite Kicks-Off Can Can Sale with Donation to Local Food Banks

ShopRite’s annual Can Can Sale, begins Thursday, January 5th and will run through Saturday, January 21st. This year, to bring awareness to the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Shorty’s The Urban Market

To kick off 2012, Grocery Headquarters’ January Retailer Spotlight features Shorty’s The Urban Market in Lexington, Ky. In just 5,000 square feet of space, … Continue reading

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Historic Napa Valley Landmark Oakville Grocery to Undergo Structural Renovation

Oakville Grocery Company’s flagship store—the oldest continually operating grocery store in California (open since 1881) and one of Napa Valley’s most beloved “must stop” … Continue reading

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New York Apple Growers Unveil QR Codes for Produce Aisle

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) is promoting a new retail program that allows consumers using smart phones to scan QR codes on point-of-sale … Continue reading

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The Yogurt Bowl

Expect a huge spike in yogurt sales on February 6. That’s because The Dannon Company is airing a commercial during Super Bowl XLVI, making … Continue reading

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Sober Sunrise

Heineken has launched the latest phase in its global approach to encourage the responsible consumption of its brands. The new theme, titled “Sunrise belongs … Continue reading

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Agrees to Sell Grocery Stores to Employees

The management and employees of Homeland Acquisition Corporation (HAC), consisting of Homeland, United of Oklahoma, Country Mart stores in Oklahoma and Super Save stores … Continue reading

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Tanimura & Antle Donates to School Lunch Programs

Tanimura & Antle, Inc. announced donations to two North American organizations whose work is to offer healthy school lunch programs. Let’s Move Salad Bars … Continue reading

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Recipients for Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence announced

Kellen Stailey and Patrick Morris have been selected to receive the fourth annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence awarded by the Produce Marketing … Continue reading

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Fully DNA-Traceable Premium Alberta Pork

Fully DNA-traceable fresh premium Alberta pork from Sturgeon Valley Pork, an Alberta, Canada, pork processor, has been introduced at all 15 Freson Bros. grocery stores in Alberta. … Continue reading

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Q&A with Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil

Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil, tells Grocery Headquarters how Pompeian continues to grow the olive oil category. What is the biggest obstacle … Continue reading

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Q&A with Produce Growers on Supporting Consumers New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year upon us, people are re-committing to eating healthy and getting in shape. Retailers can help shoppers stick to their goals … Continue reading

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Herbed and seasoned deli meats

Sara Lee, based in Downers Grove, Ill., is offering retailers new flavors to spice up their deli case. The new Deli Herbed & Seasoned … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Potato Buyers Are Shopping for Inspiration

According to the findings of a new study released by the United States Potato Board (USPB), fresh potatoes are more of a planned purchase … Continue reading

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Q&A with Joe Cornelius, Georgia Blueberry Commission

Joe Cornelius, chairman for the Georgia Blueberry Commission, based in Whitecross, Ga., talks about the direction of the blueberry industry. What is going on … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation Announces Two Speakers for the Leadership Symposium

Business leaders in the produce industry who attend the 2012 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent Leadership Symposium will gain expert counsel … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola and P&G Executives Join GS1 U.S. Board of Governors

Melvin Landis of Coca-Cola Refreshments and Roberto Magaña of Procter & Gamble have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the organization … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Agree to Merge

BI-LO, and Winn-Dixie Stores, announced that the companies will merge to create an organization of approximately 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.4 million to Southeast Charities

The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad … Continue reading

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